Did you see the Greek Member Assessment on your cashier’s bill? Several new members and parents have had questions about the charge so here’s the 411. The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life has been working with students leaders for about 2 years to determine the best way to expand capacity for both staffing and programming for the community. Through forums like Greek Leaders Retreat and Chapter Presidents meetings we gathered feedback about what kind of support was needed, and then presented proposal back to student leaders on what it would take to make that a reality. Letters of support from each council president were submitted in September, 2014 to university administrators during the approval process for the new assessment of $20/member/semester. Billing for the new Assessment began in July, 2015. We’ve been excited to add two new staffing positions to our Department and increase our programming budget to better serve students though increased advocacy, incident response, and training for members of the fraternity and sorority community.
We rely on chapter rosters and bill accordingly. So if you have resigned your membership with the organization, you need to contact the chapter to update membership paperwork to avoid future billing. Any roster changes made after billing has commenced will be reflected on the next cycle. Billing will occur at the same time as tuition is billed for each fall and spring semester for all enrolled members of the organizations (early July for fall and mid-November for spring) so chapters should update rosters with those dates in mind. New members are billed for the current semester at the end of their membership process (October/November if they join in fall and April/May if they join in spring). Fall new members then, may see two charges, one for the semester that is ending, and one for the next semester, on their November bill. Refunds are only issued if the Department made a billing error. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff.