Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of membership?
The costs below are per semester and are payable to the individual chapter, not to the university.
- New Member Fee: $55 - $400 (average: $265)
- Membership Dues: $300 - $500 (average: $420)
- New Member Fee: $590 - $830
- Membership Dues: $360 - $550
What do dues pay for?
Dues pay for a chapter's dues to its national organization, dues to its governing council, liability insurance, house upkeep, tuition at leadership conferences, intramural supplies, scholarship incentives and social activities.
When is recruitment and how do I register?
Formal recruitment takes place in the fall. Information sessions and informal meet-and-greets with the Greek member organizations of Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council will take place before formal recruitment.
There is no spring recruitment for Greek organizations at Stetson University. However, many chapters will have the chance to participate in "Continuous Open Bidding," and may be able to offer a few select bids during the spring.
Will membership in a Greek organization hurt my grades?
Contrary to popular belief, members of Greek organizations actually tend to have higher grades than non-members. Through techniques such as mandatory study hours, networking between members, incentives and scholarship, Greek organizations have been able to substantially enhance the learning environment of their members.
What is the time commitment involved in belonging to a Greek organization?
There is no minimum or maximum time that you must donate to the organization. Through involvement with the chapter, members will learn to better manage their time by balancing academics, work and other commitments. Members find that being active in a Greek organization is well worth the time they put into it.
Will being a member of a Greek organization assist me as I begin my career?
One of the tremendous assets of affiliation with a fraternity or sorority is the nationwide network of alumni/ae members of the organization. As a student prepares for entry into the career world, alumni/ae members can assist in job placement. In addition, Greek Life will assist students in developing transferable skills that will be needed in the career world, such as management, leadership development, communications and more.
If I go through recruitment, do I have to join an organization?
Although most students who participate in recruitment decide to accept a bid, you are not required to join. Because it is an excellent chance to get acquainted with Stetson University's most outstanding students, we recommend that all students interested in making new friends participate.
What makes each Greek organization different?
Each Greek organization at Stetson University has different values and a different philanthropy that they support. Not every member is going to be an exact replica of other members, as everyone is unique.
What is a Greek organization?
A Greek organization (fraternities for men, sororities for women) is a group of men or women who adhere to the same ideals and principles, work together toward common goals, and are bound together by rituals and the highest possible level of friendship. Fraternities and sororities strive to develop the individual talents of members, and members in turn use these talents for the benefit of the organization as a whole.
What is a fraternity?
A fraternity is a group of men who adhere to the same ideals and principles, work together toward common goals, and are bound together by rituals and the highest possible level of friendship. Fraternities strive to develop the individual talents of members and each member uses these talents for the benefit of the whole.
What do fraternity dues pay for?
Fraternity dues pay for a chapter's dues to its national organization, dues to the Interfraternity Council, liability insurance, house upkeep, tuition at leadership conferences, intramural supplies, scholarship incentives, and social activities.
If I go through Rush, do I have to join a fraternity?
Although most men who participate in Rush decide to accept a bid from a fraternity, you are not required to join. Because it is an excellent chance to get acquainted with Stetson's most outstanding students, the IFC recommends that all young men interested in making new friends participate in Rush. Participating in Rush does not obligate you in anyway.
Will membership in a fraternity hurt my grades?
Contrary to popular belief, Greek organizations assist members in achieving high academic marks. Through such techniques as mandatory study hours, networking between members, incentives, and scholarship, fraternities have been able to substantially enhance the learning environment of their members.
How many sororities are there at Stetson?
There are 5 National Panhellenic Conference sororities at Stetson: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
What philanthropic causes does each of the sororities support?
Each sorority has a philanthropy week during which various events are held to raise money for their specific philanthropy. The sororities, and the philanthropy that they support, are as follows:
- Alpha Chi Omega: Stop Domestic Violence
- Alpha Xi Delta: Autism Speaks
- Delta Delta Delta: St. Jude Children's Hospital
- Pi Beta Phi: Literacy and First Book
- Zeta Tau Alpha: Breast Cancer Awareness
What are Rho Gammas?
Rho Gammas are Greek women who have disaffiliated themselves from their own sorority beginning on accepted preview day until bid day. They have disaffiliated to give the women who are going through recruitment an unbiased look at Greek life throughout the recruitment process.
What makes each sorority different?
Each sorority at Stetson has different values, a different philanthropy, as well as a different reason for its founding. These facts are also what make the different chapters similar. Not every woman in each sorority is going to be an exact replica of the other members because everyone is unique.