Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Families
Which chapter is the best chapter and how does my student choose?Click or enter to reveal information below
The best chapter will be the best chapter for your student. We do encourage students and families to view the Judicial History, Standards of Excellence results and Grade Summaries to determine the best organization to join. Also, sit down with your student and go over The Bond and our How to Join section.
Within The Bond (page 6) you will also see a key regarding Access and Participation. This may help your student find their best fit.
How does my student pay their bills?Click or enter to reveal information below
Each fraternity and sorority manages their own finances internally. Most have some sort of online billing system such as Billhighway, OmegaFi, Greek Bill, or LegFi. Venmo or similar platforms are not appropriate for dues collection. If you have questions you will want your student to talk to the chapter treasurer directly. Check out our financial page for specific costs and if the chapter offers payment plans. If the number listed is different by more than 5% of what you are asked to pay please contact Fraternity and Sorority Programs.
What is the University's stance on alcohol and drug abuse?Click or enter to reveal information below
The University of Arizona recognizes that the use of alcoholic beverages by those of legal age is a matter of personal choice. The University requires that those who choose to drink on University property abide by state law and University regulations, and expects that such individuals will conduct themselves responsibly, mindful of the rights of others.
Student, parents, and family members should know that UA is a tobacco free campus and also does not allow for the use of marijuana, including medical marijuana. These policy include chapter facilities.
What is the University's stance on hazing?Click or enter to reveal information below
The UA seeks to promote a safe environment in which students may participate without compromising their health, safety or welfare. Under this guideline and per Arizona State Law, hazing is not permitted at the institution. For more information on hazing, the definition of hazing, warnings signs and alternative to hazing please visit our hazing prevention section.
When hazing is reported it often comes from a parent. All hazing incidents will be investigated and if found to be truthful will be adjudicated however the following information will help insure that campus organizations, including but not limited to fraternities and sororities, can be appropriatly held accountable.
If you choose to report without any this information in an effort of anonymity for yourself and/or your student unfortunately there is often not much the university can do as it cannot be traced to a specific organization or group.
- The name of the organization
- The name of specific individuals within that organizations
- Dates, locations, times-- if you aren't sure get a description of the location.
- Pictures, videos, text messages ect.
What is being done to address sexual assault and Title IX related Issues?Click or enter to reveal information below
Fraternity and Sorority Programs has a strong partnership with the Women’s Resource Center to provide education for all members on sexual assault prevention using a four-tiered prevention approach which address topics such as consent education, rape culture disruption, and bystander intervention. In addition, greek students go through online modules covering sexual assualt prevetion in addition to the general UA student curriculum.
Will my student get a bid or invitation for membership?Click or enter to reveal information below
No student is ever guaranteed a bid or an invitation for membership in a fraternity or sorority. Each organization has membership standards that they are required to uphold. These can include but are not limited to GPA requirements, current/past involvement requirements, or current /past community service involvement. We encourage you to talk with your student about other university involvement opportunities whether they receive an invitation to join or not.
My student is participating in IFC/Panhellenic Recruitment...When should I leave?Click or enter to reveal information below
Students participating in the IFC or Panhellenic formal recruitment procceses in the Fall will move in to the dorms or their permant living arrangements before recruitment begins. While it may be tempting to stick around your student will be busy (and you will not be able to access their dorm room without them). We suggest you say your goodbyes Saturday night and/or attend the Early Move-In Family Mix and Mingle on Sunday and then head home. (Don't worry, we promise they will miss you)