Greek Life

Student Affairs

Parents

The Office of Greek Life recognizes the vital role that parents play in the success of their student. This page is intended to assist parents in understanding the role of Greek-letter organizations in the college setting. We have provided resources that address common issues. If you have a question or a suggestion for a resource for inclusion on this page, please e-mail the Office of Greek Life. If you would like to contact a staff member, click here for our contact information.

Although no individual student and their family experience the transition to college in the same way, there are some changes and adjustments that are common. Click here to read about what you may experience as your student transitions to college.

What are the benefits of Greek life on college campuses? Click here to read an article about the benefits of Greek membership. View the article as a PDF

Should your student wait to join a fraternity or sorority? Click here to read the findings from a study of the issue of deferring joining Greek organizations conducted by the Office of Greek Life at Auburn University.

What does it cost to be a member of a fraternity?

Does membership in a fraternity or sorority affect the retention and graduation rates of students? This was the question that was researched during the spring 2010 semester. Click here to view the research findings.

  • Tiger Dining provides a reduced meal plan for students who live in on-campus residence halls and are members of a fraternity with a required meal plan.  There is no application required for this program. Greek Life provides a list of qualifying members to the Campus Dining office at the conclusion of each semester. Any credit will be automatically deposited to the student’s Student Financial Services account after final exams are complete.To be eligible, students must meet both qualifications:
    • They must live in on-campus residence halls, owned and operated by University Housing.
    • They must be a member of a fraternity that has a required meal plan providing at least 10 meals per week.

     

    Note: Students who purchased an “All Access” unlimited plan are not eligible for the reduction.

     

    How it works:

    Only the dining dollars portion of the meal plan is eligible for a refund. If there are no dining dollars left, then there will be nothing to refund. However, if you are eligible for a refund, they will be made to your eBill accounts by the end of December (Fall) and the end of May (Spring).

     

    Example:

    A student is registered for the on-campus default 5 + $450 meal plan which provides 5 meal swipes weekly at Tiger Zone in the Village or The Edge at Central Dining plus $450 dining dollars.  The student also has a required fraternity meal plan for 10 meals weeks at the fraternity house.  At the end of the semester, the student only used $275 of their $450 dining dollars, so they receive a credit of $175.

Last modified: September 19, 2021