Frequently Asked Questions

What is Greek Life?

Greek Life is the collective term referring to the fraternities and sororities on campus.  Each fraternity and sorority is a group of students bound together by brotherhood and sisterhood, common goals, and aspirations. 

Aren’t fraternities and sororities just like the ones in the movies and tv?

Unfortunately, individuals without complete information often define the image of Greek life in a bad light based on the norms and stereotypes portrayed by various media. Greek organizations do hold social events, but many of these do not include alcohol. These “social” events include educational programs and workshops, community service events, fundraisers, intramural sports, brotherhood building activities, Homecoming, Greek Week, and events with fellow Greek organizations. Delt also promotes education and awareness about drinking, encouraging its members to be educated and responsible men. 

 

What about pledging or hazing?

As a new fraternity member you will experience a period of education. During this time, you and other new brothers will participate in weekly meetings to learn about the history of Delta Tau Delta, what our values are, the fraternity on a national scale, leadership opportunities, etc. Through these weeks of education you and your brothers will learn together about what it means to be a Delt and a man of excellence. 

ALL FRATERNITY AND SORORITY POLICIES STRICTLY FORBID HAZING. Delta Tau Delta also takes a zero tolerance stance on hazing. If you have been hazed or know anyone who has, please call our hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE


Doesn’t membership cost a lot of money?

The perception that fraternities and sororities are only an option for “rich” students is not accurate. Delta Tau Delta is very affordable and fees go to services and leadership opportunities that will positively impact it’s members. Each chapter is self-supported through dues charged to all members. In the first year of membership, a few one-time expenses are assessed. First semester costs run a little higher, but will go down the following semester.

 

Will my academics be compromised if I join a Greek chapter?

A strong commitment to academics is a primary obligation to Delta Tau Delta.  Fraternity membership assists by   offering scholarship programs that can include study partners,  structured study hours with brothers of the same major, and time management and study skill workshops. Student can also access the network of experienced chapter members who may already know how to use campus resources like the library, study center, computer labs, and academic advisors. Nothing, however, can take the place of a disciplined and academically focused student to ensure success in college. Delt challenges you to be the best you can be and more during your time in college and the classroom.

 

How much time is required to be a member?

Participating in any worthwhile activity always requires a time investment. Most Fraternity members are successfully balancing academics, a job and a social life alongside chapter membership. While there are definitely some mandatory commitments that are set well in advance (weekly meetings, new member education, community service, etc.), a student can be as involved as they choose to be. The old saying “you get out of it what you put into it” couldn’t be more true to the Fraternity life.


What are the benefits of membership? 

Delta Tau Delta provides personal and professional growth to its members. Greeks have the opportunity to be connected as a part of a larger national organization. Sororities and Fraternities allow students the chance for leadership opportunities and to become more involved in their campus and community. Delta Tau Delta also provides members  the opportunity for leadership experiences, conferences, and other developmental opportunities that well serve you well during college and for your entire life. You also have the opportunity to learn a lot about yourself as you and your brothers share the values and mission of Delt and grow together as men. 


How will joining a chapter now benefit me after college? How long does membership last?

The life long friendships you will make through your chapter can last into post-college years. Greeks have a national network of alumni for its members to use. Whether it is for securing a job or advancing careers, successful alumni who share your values know what kind of man you are. 
Membership in a Fraternity is a life-long experience that goes on after you graduate college. Joining now is an investment in your future and you will reap the benefits now and for a lifetime. Wherever a member ends up after college, chances are he will be able to find fellow brothers of the fraternity and stay connected.