Average dues for men are $367 per term on campus, as of Winter 2017. For women, the average dues are $350 per term on campus, as of Winter 2017. Additional new member dues, national dues and social dues may also be charged. When you participate in the recruitment process, make sure to ask about the exact financial obligations of membership for each organization.
Each chapter collects chapter dues from every member. Chapter dues go toward the programming and chapter operating expenses. Some organizations, particularly national organizations, also have a one-time initiation fee, plus termly or yearly national dues. Some chapters may also charge a parlor fee which is an additional fee for the members who do not live in the house but use the facilities regularly.
During recruitment, each student should ask about specific chapter fees. Fees vary from chapter to chapter and whether the member lives in the house. Dues range from $170 to over $600 per term depending upon the chapter. The chapter treasurer can give you specific information. Chapters may also charge social dues, this is not something that is charged through college billing. Each individual undergraduate treasurer can explain how their dues system works.
Chapter or “house” dues — programming and chapter operating expenses. Typically charged through college billing or the national HQ in the case of some sororities.
“Social” dues — for social events only. Social dues are not charged through college billing, they are charged separately to the member.
National dues — paid to the national HQ. May be included with chapter dues via college billing, or charged separately.