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 required meal plan, 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 that offers 10 or more meals per week, can have their Freshman Dining Program/All Access meal plan reduced to 55 meals per semester, provided that the fraternity/sorority has submitted a new member roster to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) by the required deadline of September 30th for the fall semester and February 15th for the spring semester. Any meal swipes used prior to the downgrade will be subtracted from the original 55 swipes. For more information regarding the semester cost of the Greek 55 meal plan and/or how the credit will be applied to your student account, please visit 2018-2019 Meal Plan Terms & ConditionsStudents are responsible for reviewing their student account to verify that the downgrade has been applied. Please note that downgrades and/or refunds are not available after the deadline.