Your student will have financial responsibilities when it comes to joining a fraternity or sorority. In most organizations, there is a one-time new member/initiation fee as well as semester membership dues. Depending on which organization your students wants to join will determine the amount of dues they will have to pay each semester. If your students is really interested in becoming a member of an organization, we suggest that you sit down with him or her and work out a college budget to determine whether or not joining a fraternity or sorority is within reason.
The dues that are paid cover a wide range of areas to keep the organizations in existence. These dues are used to pay for community service and philanthropic projects, social events, chapter houses (organization pending), parent and alumni events, insurance and national fees as well as general chapter expenses. We feel that is important to share a general breakdown of the costs and averages based on each council membership. Below is the average breakdown and we encourage students who are interested in joining to ask questions to clarify what is expected of them before they join.