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Organizational Costs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dues?

Fraternities and Sororities require dues to be paid by all members. Dues are the amount of money that a member will pay each semester to the chapter to cover operational costs. Dues may vary for each chapter.

What expenses are covered in dues?

In general, all chapter dues cover the various fees paid to the chapter’s inter/national organization, UNG councils, and funds used for the chapter to operate. Below is more information about what these funds typically support:

  1. The inter/national organization dues help cover educational supplies, insurance and other fees to support the chapter.
  2. UNG council dues help support the governing councils: Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council. This money is utilized to pay for services and programming that the councils provide to the UNG community and the fraternity/sorority members (ie. Greek-A-Palooza, Greek Week, FSL Leadership Retreat, New Member 101, FSL Annual Awards Banquet, etc.).
  3. Chapter dues help cover the costs for brotherhood/sisterhood retreats, social events, philanthropy and service events, alumni and family events, and any programming a chapter hosts. It could also include items like t-shirts, new member pins, badges, etc.

When are dues charged?

This may vary by chapter. Some chapters will charge dues once per semester, while others might charge them on a monthly basis. Chapters also have the option of offering payment plans for members who need it.

How much does it cost to go through Recruitment?

Recruitment registration fees vary for IFC Fraternity Recruitment and Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment. 

  • IFC Recruitment registration is typically between $10 - $15.
  • Panhellenic Sorority recruitment is typically between $45 - $65.

How much does it cost to join a fraternity/sorority?

New member dues are usually higher than those of members who are already initiated, because they include one-time new member fees such as the inter/national organizations’ initiation fees, costs for educational materials, new member pins/badges, etc.

Once you are initiated, your dues will likely decrease because the chapter has already paid your new member fees. In an effort to make sure you understand the financial requirements of your first semester and beyond, we have broken down the dues information for new members as well as initiated members. All chapters should also have detailed financial information sheets upon request.

Chapter Dues Overview

Fraternities

Chapter New Member Dues Included in New Member Dues New Member Dues Deadline Fall 2020 Initiated Member Dues Spring 2021 Initiated Member Dues Included in Dues
Delta Chi $450 Insurance, HQ payment, Chapter payment, Initiation fee, New member materials, Badge A couple of months in the semester $285 $285 All events
Kappa Sigma $200 Before initiation $350 $350 Some events
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity
Pi Kappa Phi $455 Insurance, HQ payment, Chapter payment, Composite fee Monthly $325 $325 Some events
Phi Delta Theta $350 Insurance, HQ payment, Chapter payment Within 10 days of initiation $350 $350 Most socials and some t-shirts
Sigma Chi $200 HQ payment, Chapter payment Last day of the semester $400 $400 Many socials and philanthropy events
Sigma Nu $300 HQ payment, Chapter payment Prior to initiation $400 $400

Sororities

Chapter New Member Dues Included in New Member Dues New Member Dues Deadline Fall 2020 Initiated Member Dues Spring 2021 Initiated Member Dues Included in Dues
Alpha Gamma Delta $630 Chapter payment, HQ payment, Fees, Badge The fifth of every month $60/month during COVID, $85/month normally $60/month during COVID, $85/month normally All socials and sisterhood retreats, most t-shirts
Delta Phi Epsilon $550 HQ payments, Initiation fee, New member materials End of the semester $375 $375 Socials, sisterhood events, two t-shirts per semester
Delta Zeta $367.14 + $50/month New member fees, Initiation fee, Badge fee Different portions due throughout the semester $50/month $50/month
Phi Mu $722 Chapter payments, HQ payment, Initiation fee, Social fees, Badge, other fees Monthly $330 $330 Everything with the exception of optional t-shirts
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
Sigma Kappa $754 Initiation fee, New member fee, Badge fee, Member dues, other fees Fees due within first two months; dues by the end of semester $440 $443 Most socials, mandatory t-shirts, and retreats

Gender Inclusive Fraternal Organizations

Chapter New Member Dues Included in New Member Dues New Member Dues Deadline Fall 2020 Initiated Member Dues Spring 2021 Initiated Member Dues Included in Dues
Gamma Sigma Sigma $160 Chapter payment, HQ payment, Badge, One t-shirt $175 $125 Three t-shirts
Mu Phi Epsilon
Phi Sigma Pi $235 Chapter payment, HQ payment, New member fees End of the semester $130 $130

Fees are subject to change without notice.

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