Chapter members are expected to fulfill certain obligations to maintain membership
Some chapters require their members to live in chapter housing for up to four semesters. Chapter housing includes Hillcrest (residence hall) and the Village (sorority houses).
Each chapter expects members to complete a minimum number of community service hours. The requirements range from 7 to 15 hours per semester. Many chapters host days of service and have local partnerships.
Members must maintain grades that reflect the chapters values. GPA requirements range from 2.5 to 3.o. To hold an office, the expectation may be even higher. It is important for potential members to understand the specific requirements of each chapter.
Participation in chapter events varies from week to week. On average members spend 2-6 hours a week participating in: weekly mandatory meetings, hosting philanthropy events, participation in other chapters' philanthropy events, Rituals, sisterhood events, Homecoming activities, etc.
First semester new member dues range from $750 to $950. Each semester after will cost between $447 and $550. Dues do not always include t-shirt purchases and other fees.
Personal Experiences of Sorority Members
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Kaylee shares her perspective on financial commitment from her experience in leadership with her chapter.
Virginia shares the importance of behavioral standards and accountability as a sorority woman.
Anna shares how she manages her time with work, school, and extra curricular while making time for herself.
Victoria shares how she has been encouraged by women in the community to pursue her passions academically.