Fraternity and Sorority Life at Northeastern University is a community consisting of 35+ organizations and over 2,700 active students. FSL is dedicated to advancing the mission of the university through values-based education, academic excellence, ethical leadership development, personal wellness, and lifelong friendships.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Fraternity/Sorority? A fraternity or sorority is a social, values-based organization typically identified by Greek letters. Fraternities and sororities have been a part of institutions of higher education for over two centuries, and membership in a fraternity or sorority is considered to be for life. Membership in a fraternity or sorority will offer experiences with service and philanthropy, personal and professional development, academic excellence, and deep friendships.

How do you join a Fraternity/Sorority? Organizations conduct recruitment and intake events, activities, and informational sessions throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These activities are meant to provide prospective members an opportunity to learn more about a respective organization and its’ members. The recruitment process is either council or chapter coordinated, depending on which organization you are interested in joining.

What is it like to be a New Member? During this time the student will participate in educational workshops that focus on organizational history and make-up, as well as areas of personal development.

If you feel that you or someone you know is participating in inappropriate activities as a result of membership in a fraternity or sorority, you are encouraged to contact the Center for Student Involvement.

Are there costs associated with joining? Each chapter is self-supported through dues charged to all members. In the first year of membership, a few one-time expenses are assessed. After those initial payments are made, your student’s expenses will be their regular dues. Each chapter has a different dues structure and thus finances will vary between chapters.

Is there Fraternity/Sorority Housing? Northeastern University does not support housing for fraternities or sororities. There is one fraternity, Beta Gamma Epsilon, that still resides in a fraternity house licensed by the City of Boston. Many chapter members live together, either on or off campus, but these accommodations are not sanctioned by the University.

What are the benefits of joining a Fraternity/Sorority?

  • Gain a support group that will help transitioning to college life significantly easier
  • Cultivate friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Access resources to help encourage and achieve academic goals
  • Develop leadership skills with hands-on opportunities to practice and lead
  • Maximize involvement on campus and in the community
  • Serve the community through active participation in community service projects
  • Network with alumni to develop priceless career opportunities
  • Maximize the college experience while having a lot of fun!