Fraternity & Sorority Resources and Policies

Fraternities and sororities refer to the social, Greek-lettered organizations on campus. These organizations are defined as single-sex, selective, and fulfill the pillars of service, leadership, scholarship and fellowship. Membership cannot be held in more than one organization and members must be officially invited to join an organization.

Sororities and fraternities are affiliated organizations with specific identities and traditions, ultimately responsible for their own internal governance and welfare. However, these organizations are always subject to the educational goals and social regulations of the University, therefore, they are not agents of the University, but bear collective responsibility and possible liability for any actions which damage the University's good name and reputation, or which violate University policy, state and federal laws and/or organization policies and procedures. In order to be in good standing with the university, an organization must follow the Student Handbook and Standard of Excellence.

Fraternity Lodges and Sorority Cottages

Each IFC fraternity, PHC sorority, and NPHC fraternity and sororities have dedicated space on-campus—called lodges and cottages—for meetings, events, and building community. These are university-owned spaces that are leased to the applicable house corporation or national organization; lodges and cottages are non-residential and students may not reside or sleep in them. 

Each fraternity and sorority must have a house manager within their executive board that serves as the liasion between the Center for Student Involvement, University Facilities, and the applicable housing corporation or national organization. Lodges and cottages are inspected weekly by CSI staff, University Facilities and the house manager.

Questions about cottages or lodges should be directed to Karrie Kapsak, Associate Director for Student Centers and Operations.