Student Supporter FAQ

The fraternity and sorority experience promotes individuals, organizational, and community development. It also has a lot of tradition. Many sororities and fraternities designate their organization by using letters from the Greek alphabet, which actually have special meaning to members. Every sorority and fraternity has unique mottoes, Rituals, and creeds which unite the members in sisterhood or brotherhood, growth, achievement, service to the community, responsibility, and leadership. All sororities and fraternities are based on values, ethics, and standards.

We know that students and families often have questions about sororities and fraternities. Below, we've provided some answers to frequently asked questions and resources.

  • Be supportive of your student's choice to join a sorority or fraternity.
  • Take the time to find out about the organization(s) your student is interested in.
  • Check out their local and/or national website.
  • If you have questions, call the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (479.968.0267)
  • Know the financial costs.
    • Determine who will pay and what limitations these expenses may impose.
    • For many organizations, one-time inter/national dues are paid during the first year. Expect the first year to be the most expensive.
  • Know the names and phone numbers of the organization president, new member educator, big sister/big brother, and organization advisor.
  • Expect to see many new t-shirts, photos, and fraternity/sorority paraphernalia.
  • Encourage your student to attend leadership programs sponsored by the Department of Campus Life.

Whether it's stress, illness, or roommate issues, college students may need help throughout their time at Arkansas Tech University. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Department of Campus Life, and Division of Student Affairs can provide support and assistance. We encourage you to reach out and contact us. We can connect students to the appropriate resources.

Call 479-968-0276 or visit the 2nd floor of Doc Bryan.