Financial responsibility is important for all college students. Every member of a fraternity or sorority agrees to be fiscally responsible as a student and as a organization member. We have provided the following information as a guide while making your joining decision and as resources allowing all to be fully informed on all aspects of financial responsibility. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us

Council Breakdown

Fraternity and Sorority Membership Dues & Housing

Membership dues/fee may include local and national membership dues, room and board (if the organization has a structure), meals and other one-time fees such as initiation or new member fees. The charts below provide you financial information by council. They include the high, low and average costs within that council.

While fraternity and sorority structures are recognized student housing, their residential houses are not located on University property and are privately owned. Questions about individual housing facilities should be directed to the organizations’s local House Corporation Board. Further financial information will be provided during recruitment/membership intake.

**For 2020-2021, the average cost of living in a university-owned residence hall per year for a double room and unlimited meals is $11,590.00.

The council dues listed below for each council are separate from FSL Programming Fees. 

National Pan-Hellenic Council:

Below is the 2020-2021 annual financial information for NPHC fraternities and sororities at Iowa. NPHC organizations do not have housing structures. Click here to see which organizations are NPHC fraternities and sororities. You can also scroll to pages 5-7 of the Student Guide

LOW AVERAGE HIGH
$305.00 $971.08 $1,500.00

 

Multicultural Greek Council:

Below is the 2020-2021 annual financial information for MGC fraternities and sororities at Iowa. MGC organizations do not have housing structures. Click here to see which organizations are MGC fraternities and sororities. You can also scroll to pages 8-11 of the Student Guide

LOW AVERAGE HIGH
$180.00 $400.50 $600.00

Panhellenic Council:

Below is the 2020-2021 annual financial information for PHC sororities at Iowa. Of the 14 organizations, 13 have housing structures.Click here to see which organizations are PHC sororities. You can also scroll to pages 18-25 of the Student Guide

  LOW AVERAGE  HIGH
Housed $6,948.00 $8,478.60 $10,458.00
Un-Housed $1,200.00 $2,064.11 $3,424.00

 

Interfraternity Council:

Below is the 2020-2021 annual financial information for IFC fraternities at Iowa. Of the 19 organizations, 15 have housing structures. Click here see which organizations are IFC fraternities. You can also scroll to pages 12-17 of the Student Guide

  LOW AVERAGE  HIGH
Housed $3,700.00 $7,513.77 $11,000.00
Un-Housed $750.00 $1,536.41 $2,200.00

 

Council Dues

Each of our governing councils assess membership dues to all organizations that fall within their perspective council. These dues are collected to ensure council operations and support. 

National Pan-Hellenic Council:

NPHC assess a $10 per person fee to each member organizations. These membership dues are applied to each member organization based on the total number of members on the organization's roster with Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs.

National Pan-Hellenic Council membership dues are used for, but not limited to, graduation cords for graduating members, Inter/National conference attendance support, and marketing/advertising NPHC events. 

If you would like more information on NPHC dues please contact either Caleb Smith or Michael Warner-Craft or Ever Taylor

Interfraternity Council:

IFC assess a $25 per person fee, to all new members and a $17 per person fee to all active members of its member organizations. These membership dues are applied to each member organization based on the total number of members on the organization's roster with Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs.

Interfraternity Council membership dues are used for, but are not limited to, continued support from the North American Interfraternity Conference, contracts between IFC and vendors, and to support formal and informal recruitment process. 

If you would like more information on IFC dues please contact either McKenzie Sauer or Dylan Rosenberg

Multicultural Greek Council:

MGC assess a $10 per person fee to each member organizations. These membership dues are applied to each member organization based on the total number of members on the organization's roster with Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs.

Multicultural Greek Council membership dues are used for, but not limited to, graduation cords for graduating members, catering food for MGC events, and on campus room reservations. 

If you would like more information on MGC dues please contact either Meghan Bullard or Veronica Chaves.

Panhellenic Council

PHC assess a $17 per person fee to each member organizations. These membership dues are applied to each member organization based on the total number of members on the organization's roster with Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs.

Panhellenic Council membership dues are used for, but not limited to, external partnerships such as Phired Up, guest speakers & programming and professional development for all Panhellenic women. 

If you would like more information on PHC dues please contact either Meghan Bullard or Rachael Revolinski.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs, Programming Fee

FSL Programming Fees will be assessed each semester on October 1st for the Fall semester and March 1st for the Spring semester. These dates are annual and will be the same each semester.

The programming fee is completely separate from the council dues detailed above. 

The programming fee is assessed based on the following fee structure:

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council $10.00/member/semester
  • Multicultural Greek Council $10.00/member/semester
  • Panhellenic Council $35.00/member/semester
  • Interfraternity Council $35.00/member/semester