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A PARENT’S GUIDE TO Greek Life COMMON CONCERNS ABOUT GREEK LIFE... COST? Financial obligations differ among individual chapters. The new member semester is generally the most costly, as one-time fees are incurred, such as initiation and your membership badge. Semesterly dues may include national and chapter dues, social activity fees, insurance, parlor fees, and Panhellenic or IFC dues. Most chapters offer payment plans, which allow members to pay on a monthly basis. Sorority New member cost first semester Sorority New member cost second semester Fraternity New member cost first semester Fraternity Active member cost per semester Average: $856.00 Average: $526.00 Average: $550.00 Average: $640.00 AT THE UNIVERSIT Y OF SOUTH AL ABAMA ∗This is just an average. Each sorority/fraternity will be able to provide you with exact costs. Fraternities and sororities were founded on strong moral, social, and academic principles. Hazing, or any activity which subjects members to harassment, intimidation, physical exhaustion, or mental distress is entirely contrary to those founding principles. Each of the (inter)national organizations at the University of South Alabama as well as the University Code of Student Conduct and state law forbid hazing in all student activities at the University. COMMITMENT? While there are certain attendance requirements, a wellbalanced schedule is encouraged for all members. Through involvement with the chapter, students will learn to better manage their time by balancing academics, work, and other commitments. Academic commitments are the first priority and many Greek members hold student jobs as well. Greek organizations are conscientious of the full schedules that most students have and offer flexibility as much as possible. Students find that being active in a fraternity or sorority is well worth the time they put into it. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Office of Student Activities and Greek Life 111 Jaguar Dr RM 1324 Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002 SAFETY?

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