Greek-letter organizations have been self-sufficient since their inception. Fraternities and sororities pay their own way through dues, membership fees and one-time new member or initiation fees. Cost of membership in a Greek organization varies, depending on the organization and housing options. However, the cost of living in a fraternity or sorority house is generally comparable to living on campus.

Alabama Panhellenic Association

  • Living In-House Fees Per Semester:
    • $7,000 (Avg.) – $7,600 (High)
    • Includes room, chapter meal plan (if applicable), local chapter fees, and inter/national fees
  • Living Out-of-House Fees Per Semester:
    • $3,400 (Avg.) – $4,100 (High)
    • Includes chapter meal plan (if applicable), local chapter fees, and inter/national fees
  • New Member Fees Per Semester (First Year Only):
    • $4,000 (Avg.) – $5,500 (High)
    • Includes chapter meal plan, local chapter fees, and inter/national fees as well as one-time fees associated with pledging and initiation.
      • New Members joining a chapter with a full-service kitchen will automatically have their University meal plan reduced to the Fraternity and Sorority Alternative Meal Plan, which includes 55 meals a semester in any of the all you can eat dining halls, provided their name and CWID is submitted to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life by the required deadline.

Alabama Interfraternity Council

  • Living In-House Fees Per Semester:
    • Average: $6,800
    • Includes room, chapter meal plan (if applicable), local chapter fees, and inter/national fees
  • Living Out-of-House Fees Per Semester:
    • Average: $3,500
    • Includes chapter meal plan (if applicable), local chapter fees, and inter/national fees
  • New Member Fees Per Semester (First Semester Only):
    • Average: $3,800
    • Includes chapter meal plan (if applicable), local chapter fees, and inter/national fees as well as one-time fees associated with pledging and initiation.
      • New Members joining a chapter with a full-service kitchen will automatically have their University meal plan reduced to the Fraternity and Sorority Alternative Meal Plan, which includes 55 meals a semester in any of the all you can eat dining halls, provided their name and CWID is submitted to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life by the required deadline.

Alabama National Pan-Hellenic Council

  • Living In-House Fees Per Semester:
    • Average: $3,300
    • Includes room, local chapter fees, and inter/national fees
  • Living Out-of-House Fees Per Semester:
    • Range: $150-$2,000
    • Includes local chapter fees and inter/national fees
  • New Member (One-time) Fees Per Semester:
    • Range: $1,550-$3,225
    • Includes local chapter fees and inter/national fees as well as one-time fees associated with pledging and initiation.

Alabama United Greek Council

  • Living In-House Fees Per Semester:
    • Average: $3,470
    • Includes room, local chapter fees, and inter/national fees
  • Living Out-of-House Fees Per Semester:
    • Range: $150-$500
    • Includes local chapter fees and inter/national fees
  • New Member (One-time) Fees Per Semester:
    • Range: $100-$300
    • Includes local chapter fees and inter/national fees as well as one-time fees associated with pledging and initiation.

Fraternity and Sorority Alternative Meal Plan

Since some fraternities and sororities also have their own meal plans, the University and Bama Dining allow new members of these organizations the option of choosing an alternative meal plan, also known as the Greek 55. First-year students, who join a fraternity or sorority with a full-service kitchen, will automatically have their Bama Dining All-Access meal plan reduced to 55 meals per semester with the option of choosing other alternative meal plans, provided that the fraternity/sorority has submitted a new member roster to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life by the required deadline. Students are responsible for confirming the meal plan downgrade on their student account after receiving a bid. Please note that downgrades and/or refunds are not available after the deadline.