How much time does being a member take up?

The time commitment varies from chapter to chapter, but the first semester is most time intensive as the new member goes through the chapter’s education program. The time spent in this program will give your son or daughter the opportunity to develop their leadership and time management skills, learn about the history and tradition of the organization, learn etiquette techniques, develop friendships with their new member class as well as the rest of the chapter and allow them to become involved in other activities and organizations.

After the initiation into the chapter, expectations will vary. Each chapter has weekly chapter meetings and other mandatory events (philanthropic events, service and initiation) throughout the year, but they are planned well in advance. The majority of Ball State fraternity and sorority members attend class full-time, work and are active in their chapter! The important thing to remember is the more your son or daughter puts in to the chapter, the more he or she will get out of being a member!