Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are the costs of joining?
  • Chapter dues vary between organizations, as do methods of payment and fundraising. Individual chapters can provide more detailed information about their financial commitment of joining.  Membership dues often go towards national insurance, philanthropic events, social events, and leadership workshops and retreats.
  • What is my role as a parent?
  • Take some time to learn more about the sorority and fraternity community at UCD. Ask questions about how organizations will offer your student support and opportunities for growth. If your student does decide to join an organization, be supportive of the values and opportunities your student will experience! 
  • How much time does involvement in a fraternity or sorority require?
  • It all depends on how involved your student chooses to be with their organization. The time commitment varies from chapter to chapter but the first quarter is often the most time intensive as the new member goes through the chapter's education program. The time spent in this program will give students the opportunity to develop their leadership and time management skills, learn about the history of the organization, develop friendships, and allow them to become involved with other organizations. After the initiation into the chapter, expectations will vary.  With good time management, fraternity/sorority activities will easily fit into students’ schedules and allow plenty of time for classes, studying, work, and participation in other campus activities.
  • What are the long term benefits of joining a Sorority or Fraternity?
  • Each Greek organization has its own national membership network that can help with job hunting after graduation. Career advice and job information are available from other members in these Greek networks. A member of a Greek organization will be welcomed by that group on any university campus, and can typically join an alumni group for their organization in any city that they move to. Greek life is not just during college, but for life!
  • Can one participate in other activities on campus when they join a Greek group?
  • Yes! Chapters encourage their members to participate in other campus programs, sports, and clubs. Students often find out about other activities on campus through their Greek peers. It’s also a good way to reach other potential members and show involvement and pride in the college. The great part about being Greek is often having people to join new clubs or intramural sports with.