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Each social Greek organization charges dues and fees as part of joining and retaining membership. 

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Every organization has a different dues and fee structure based on their local chapter operations and their national dues and fees structure. 

In general, dues pay for the following: 

  • Educational programs and leadership development provided by the national organization 
  • Insurance
  • Local chapter operating budget for events including service and community building activities

One time new member fees may be charged to contirbute to the start up costs for onboarding a new member; this fee may include the purchase of a new member pin or other items. 

Many organizations have programs to work with interested students who may not be able to afford the one time or ongoing costs associated with membership for those who qualify. 

Stanford Greek organizations make every effort to keep dues and fees low.

Arches in quad. Credit: Chuck Painter / Stanford News Service

Fraternity and Sorority Life Opportunity Fund

The FSL Opportunity Fund was developed in response to student advocacy to improve financial accessibility to student engagement experiences such as club sports, fraternities, and sororities in 2016. Fraternity and Sorority Life and the First Generation and/or Low Income Office have collaborated to support FLI students within the Greek community. The FSL Opportunity Fund is stewarded by the FSL professional staff and funds may cover up to 100% of all inter/national dues and fees. Please contact Christopher Carter, Associate Director, if you have any questions related to the FSL Opportunity Fund. Please visit here to learn more about the Opportunity Fund stewarded by the FLI Office. 

The application is open and will close Monday, April 18th at 5:00pm for Spring quarter. Below are some quick facts about the fund: 

The fund only covers inter/national dues and fees, not local chapter dues. 
Funding is not guaranteed even if a student does qualify, as the funds are limited 
Eligible students must apply annually for as long as they need the aid 
Information is kept confidential with limited access by professional staff and designated chapter officers

A complete overview of the process can be found here