Joining a fraternity or sorority is a financial commitment. Each chapter varies in financial structure regarding dues, fees, and one time new member expenses. Chapters finance various activities, events, and general daily operations. Chapter expenses most often covers social events such as formals, semi-formals and mixers, philanthropic events, service projects, housing updates, academic support programs, and national dues. Dues are allocated to the national organization and the local Samford chapter through online payment portals. Members can pay a one-time up front cost or pay on a monthly payment plan. The chapter treasurer will provide every new member with more information at the beginning of the semester.
See our financial transparency document to learn specific details about what it costs for each chapter.
New member semester: $746 - 915
- Alpha Delta Pi: $689
- Alpha Omicron Pi: $750
- Chi Omega: $884
- Tri Delta: $917
- Phi Mu: $886
- Zeta Tau Alpha: $705
Active Sister semester: $378 - $640
Per semester Samford Greek Life fee: $75
Six Panhellenic chapters do have living facilities on campus. The chapter facilities are owned and operated by Samford. Chapters have their own set of housing requirements (ex. 1-2 year live in requirement, executive board lives in), so be sure to ask about living requirements during the recruitment process. Samford Residence Life oversees housing and meal plan costs. Check out the Residence Life page to learn more about West Campus Living.
New member semester: $330-800
- Alpha Tau Omega: $630
- Lambda Chi Alpha: $600
- Pi Kappa Phi: $630
- Sigma Chi: $800
- Sigma Nu: $550
Active Brother semester: $460 - $650
Per semester Samford Greek fee: $75
Three IFC chapters have living facilities on campus. Two chapter facilities are owned and operated by Samford (Sigma Chi and Sigma Nu) and one chapter facility is managed by a local housing corporation (Pi Kappa Phi). Chapters have their own set of housing requirements (ex. 1-2 year live in requirement, exec board lives in), so be sure to ask about living requirements during the recruitment process. Samford Residence Life oversees housing and meal plan costs for Sigma Chi and Sigma Nu. Check out the Residence Life page to learn more about West Campus Living.
Each NPHC organization varies on fees. However, most of the financial commitment is at the forefront of a member’s collegiate experience. A range of dues and fees are as low as $1,000 and as high as $3,000. Chapter dues per semester are up to the discretion of each sorority and fraternity. There is also a per semester Samford Greek fee of $75.
If you choose to become a new member of a fraternity or sorority, you are affiliating with the national organization. If at any time you decide to relinquish your membership, you may still be responsible for completing your financial commitments according to your contract with the national organization.