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FAQ

Students

Our office provides many opportunities for students to get involved! If you’re looking for short-term involvement check out the Duke Authenticity Project! If considering more of a long-term involvement experience, check out Fraternity and Sorority membership and many more!

For more information about these programs or ways to get involved, email us at leadership@duke.edu!

There are many ways to get support for yourself or your organization from our office:  

Our office has developed a variety of trainings just for your student organizations! To learn more check out our Quick Takes Training or email leadership@duke.edu

If you want help with developing, growing, or changing recruitment or member education plans, the council advisor or chapter coach for your respective chapter is your best resource. Check out our About Us page to find the best person to email.  

Membership opportunities vary by the council you are looking to join. At Duke, we have four governing councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council. To learn more about the recruitment/intake dates, cost and other requirements visit the Recruitment and Intake page or email us as leadership@duke.edu

There could be a few reasons why the organization you are interested in does not exist on our website. First, it could be that the organization is a professional or service-based Greek letter organization, and these do not fall within the purview of Student Leadership. Questions about these organizations should be sent initially to Student Involvement or the organization directly. The other reason may be because the organization is no longer recognized by Duke University. For more information on which organizations this includes, please look here (and link to the Organization Recognition page). Some of these organizations continue to operate underground, despite having no affiliation with the University. When making decisions about joining a fraternity or sorority, students should keep in mind the status of an organization with the University and with the organization’s headquarters.

While fees may vary from semester to semester, below are average numbers that one might expect when going through the recruitment process. For semesterly updates on these fees, please click here. Aside from IFC and Panhellenic recruitment and membership in Greek Letter Organizations, nearly all of our programs and offerings are completely free of charge.  

IFC Recruitment: $75 registration fee 

Panhellenic Recruitment: $50 registration fee 

These fees cover the administrative cost of facilitating the recruitment process for the council, including room reservations, materials and budgeting for the council programming including speakers, scholarships, and more. 

Greek Membership dues are used to fund administrative and programming elements of the organization. Financial obligations vary by council and chapter.   

IFC: $700 to $2000 a semester (most are around $1000). 

MCG: $75 to $300 annually. Additionally, chapters assess local dues based upon the events they would like to have and what they feel is affordable for the members. 

NPHC: $200 to $400 annually.  

Panhellenic: $370 to $640 per semester (average around $450). 

The first semester of joining often includes several one-time fees, thus is slightly more expensive. Initiation fees typically include lifelong membership, certificate, and a badge.  

Students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority should inquire about each chapter’s fee structure during the Recruitment/Intake process for a more accurate representation. 

Most chapters provide their members with several payment plan options, and some of our councils also offer dues scholarships to students with financial need. If you are worried about the financial commitment, you should speak with the chapter treasurer or the Student Leadership staff. 

 

The Student Leadership team is currently working remotely due to COVID-19. However, we are still happy to meet with you via Zoom! Please email leadership@duke.edu to set up an appointment with one of our team members.

When we are able to return to campus, our office is located in the UCAE Suite in 036 Bryan Center, at the bottom of the stairs in the Bryan Center. Please check in with the front desk to find one of our team.

Parents

Our office provides many opportunities for students to get involved. If your student is looking for short-term involvement, suggest they explore the Duke Authenticity Project. If they are considering a long-term involvement experience, check out Fraternity and Sorority membership. 

For more information about these programs or ways to get involved, email us at leadership@duke.edu. 

Membership opportunities vary by the council your student is looking to join. At Duke, we have four governing councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council. To learn more about the recruitment/intake dates, cost and, other requirements, visit the “Recruitment and Intake” page or email us as leadership@duke.edu

There could be a few reasons why the organization you are interested in does not exist on our website. First, it could be that the organization is a professional or service-based Greek letter organization, and these do not fall within the purview of Student Leadership. Questions about these organizations should be sent initially to Student Involvement or the organization directly. The other reason may be because the organization is no longer recognized by Duke University. For more information on which organizations this includes, please look here (and link to the Organization Recognition page). Some of these organizations continue to operate underground, despite having no affiliation with the University. When making decisions about joining a fraternity or sorority, students should keep in mind the status of an organization with the University and with the organization’s headquarters.

There are a number of ways to report a concern you may have regarding your student or other students: 

DukeReach; non-clinical support and resources for a student in need; 

Office of Student Conduct; to report a potential violation of University policy; 

Women’s Center; to talk to someone confidentially about gender violence-related concerns; 

Student Leadership; to talk to someone about a fraternity/sorority-related concern 

We want to make sure all Duke students are safe, and in order to do that, we need your help. While we do accept anonymous inquiries, the more information you are willing and able to share, the quicker and more directly we are able to address any concern. Sharing names, organizations involved, dates/locations of incidents, etc. is all helpful in assisting us in keeping Duke a safe community. 

Aside from IFC and Panhellenic recruitment and membership in Greek Letter Organizations, nearly all of our programs and offerings are completely free of charge.  

IFC Recruitment: $75 regsitration fee 

Panhellenic Recruitment: $50 registration fee 

These fees cover the administrative cost of facilitating the recruitment process for the council, including room reservations, materials and budgeting for the council programming including speakers, scholarships, and more. 

Greek Membership dues are used to fund administrative and programming elements of the organization. Financial obligations vary by council and chapter.   

IFC: $700 to $2000 a semester (most are around $1000). 

MCG: $75 to $300 annually for national dues, local dues may be assessed at the chapter’s discretion. 

NPHC: $200 to $400 annually for national dues, local dues may be assessed at the chapter’s discretion. 

Panhellenic: $370 to $640 per semester (average around $450). 

The first semester of joining often includes several one-time fees, thus is slightly more expensive. Initiation fees typically include lifelong membership, certificate, and a badge. 

Students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority should inquire about each chapter’s fee structure during the Recruitment/Intake process for a more accurate representation. 

Most chapters provide their members with several payment plan options, and some of our councils also offer dues scholarships to students with financial need. If your student is worried about the financial commitment, they should speak with the chapter treasurer or to the Student Leadership staff. 

Housing for fraternities or sororities 

The majority of our Interfraternity Council fraternities and Panhellenic sororities, as well as the Multicultural Greek Council as a collective, have housing sections through the Selective Living Group(https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/hdrl/housing-information/upper-class-houses/selective-living-groups) process administered through Housing & Residence Life. All questions or concerns regarding organization housing should be directed to rlhs-west@studentaffairs.duke.edu 

Faculty and Staff

As a faculty/staff member at Duke, our office has resources and opportunities for growth specifically for you! 

If you work with a program or student organization and you are developing student leaders you can join the listserv for our Leadership Educators Collaborative on campus. This group of faculty and staff meet monthly for professional development opportunities focused around leadership education and supporting student leadership growth. 

Faculty and staff members can also get involved in serving as an advisor for student organizations. This important role enables you to support students in their co-curricular experiences. Our office has opportunities working with Greek Letter Organizations and Community Service Organizations. If you are interested in connecting with these organizations please contact Emilie Dye at emilie.dye@duke.edu 

The Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Program supports a cohort of women identified individuals through a yearlong leadership development experience. If you are interested in serving as a mentor for this program please contact Emilie Dye at emilie.dye@duke.edu.  

There are a number of ways to report a concern you may have regarding a student: 

DukeReach; non-clinical support and resources for a student in need; 

Office of Student Conduct; to report a potential violation of University policy; 

Women’s Center; to talk to someone confidentially about gender violence-related concerns; 

Student Leadership; to talk to someone about a fraternity/sorority-related concern 

We want to make sure all Duke students are safe, and in order to do that, we need your help. While we do accept anonymous inquiries, the more information you are willing and able to share, the quicker and more directly we are able to address any concern. Sharing names, organizations involved, dates/locations of incidents, etc. is all helpful in assisting us in keeping Duke a safe community. 

We are always happy to work with our campus partners to support students, take a look at the options below and above, but if you don’t see information about what you need help with, please just email leadership@duke.edu and we’ll work with you to find an answer. 

If you are looking for leadership development resources or a specific training for your department or a student group you advise, we can create customized programs for you! Please visit our Quick Takes Training or email leadership@duke.edu for more information.

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