FAQ

Q: How can I contact a specific Greek organization? 

A: Send mail correspondence to the following address below or email the respective organizations presidents by clicking on the council links above:

Name of the Fraternity or Sorority

c/o The Office of Greek Affairs

Florida International University

Modesto Maidique Campus, GC 2240

Miami, FL 33199

 

Q: What are the benefits of being Greek?

A: Being a member of a Greek organization at FIU provides personal and professional development, as well as a social network that extends past your undergraduate years.  Philanthropy, service, academics, leadership, and networking are all benefits of being a member of fun and dynamic organizations.  The ability to connect with others past their university community, to a regional, national, or international arena, also provides great opportunities for the future.

 

Q: What are the specific requirements to join a fraternity or sorority?

A: The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life at FIU requires all of its members to maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.5.  Additionally, many individual chapters hold their members to a higher academic standard. You must also be enrolled in 9 credits (6 for grad students) to maintain an active status with our office.
Recruitment/Intake GPA/Credit Requirements:

  • For the Interfraternity Council (IFC), potential new members must have a 2.5 FIU (7 or more credits) or Transfer GPA or a 2.75 High school GPA.
  • For the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), potential members must have a 2.5 FIU, Transfer, or High School GPA.
  • For the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), potential members must have a 2.5 FIU, Transfer, or High School GPA.
  • For the Panhellenic Council (PC), potential new members must have a 2.75 FIU (7 or more credits) or Transfer GPA or a 3.0 High school GPA.

Q: How to you join a fraternity or sorority at FIU?

A: Each council (IFC, MGC, NPHC, PC) and individual organization has different policies and procedures for recruitment or membership intake. IFC has recruitment three times a year (Fall, Spring, & Summer) and PC has formal recruitment in the Fall. MGC and NPCH conduct membership intake and each organization has a designated week. Also, use the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life (GC 2240) to learn more about each organization.

 

Q: How do I know what fraternity or sorority is right for me?

A: The Greek Community at FIU has diverse group of students and organizations.  In choosing what organization best fits your values and goals, you should starts by knowing your own.  It is best to make a list of the benefits you are looking for in an organization.  Utilize the local, as well as the national/international websites as a guide.  Make sure to review the open motto or sayings, the philanthropy or service involvement, the leadership development opportunities, and the academic requirements and assistance.

 

Q: Is there a cost associated with joining a fraternity or sorority?

A: Each individual fraternity or sorority does have a cost associated with membership.  While each organization cost differs, dues typically include insurance, national/international dues, normal operating expenses, and programming.  Additionally, during your first semester, there are usually initiation fees that range from $150 – $700, but typically lessen after your initiation.  Usually, each person is responsible for purchasing the additional tee-shirts, date-dashes, formals, and other incidentals.  Payment plans are usually available and researching the costs for each organization is suggested.

 

Q: Do you allow hazing at FIU?

A: FIU, in conjunction with the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life, as well as each fraternity and sorority, has a zero-tolerance hazing policy.  Hazing is not condoned or allowed by any of our members or a student organization, which includes organizations that are not socially recognized fraternities and sororities.  For more information about the Chad Meredith Act please visit the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution website by CLICKING HERE.