Frequently Asked Questions
What is the GPA requirement to join a fraternity?
The Interfraternity Council does not have a GPA standard requirement for men who wish to pledge a fraternity. Each fraternity has its own minimum GPA requirement, so you should ask the recruitment chairman for the chapter(s) you are interested in. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is a fairly common minimum, but some chapters have higher or lower GPA standards based on nationally determined entry requirements.
Am I able to live in the chapter house?
Many new members of fraternities are able to move into the chapter house their very first semester at K-State. If you are a high school senior seeking a fraternity as a place to live, we recommend that you begin your research process in January or February before arriving for your first fall semester at K-State. The earliest date you may be offered a formal bid and housing contract is usually the third Saturday in April. If you haven't decided to join a particular fraternity by this time, it is recommended that you make other housing arrangements (usually through K-State Housing and Dining Services). If you later decide you'd like to live in a fraternity house, some of the chapters may be able to help cover the cost of canceling your residence hall contract.
Can I afford to be in a fraternity?
Absolutely! Chapter fees consist of a monthly house bill, which is like rent, that covers everything from room and board, food, social activities and functions. In addition to house bills, most fraternities have chapter dues, which are paid to that chapter's national headquarters each semester. Costs of membership may be a little more during the first year due to some one-time costs including initiation fees and/or damage deposits. However, the cost of Greek life is comparable, if not cheaper, than the residence halls. In addition, all chapters offer payment plans to help members fulfill their financial obligations. Prospective fraternity members should ask the recruitment chairman about costs at a particular chapter.
Will a confirmation email be sent out?
Men wishing to join a fraternity fill out a simple online biographical data form. Your confirmation will be a "Thank you for your submission" message that appears after your info is transmitted. Once the IFC director of Recruitment has distributed your information to each of our fraternities, it is up to the individual fraternity recruitment chairmen to begin contacting you about attending their upcoming events.