Interested Students

Welcome to Fraternity and Sorority Life! Joining a Fraternity or Sorority can be a very exciting time for you and we are here to help facilitate that process! By joining a Fraternity or Sorority, students vow to uphold our standards of citizenship, leadership, membership, and scholarship. Our Fraternity and Sorority Life community is comprised of over 500 students. In order to be eligible for membership, all students must:

  • Have completed at least 12 collegiate credit hours (AP courses & Dual Enrollment credits do not count);
  • Be an enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate student at Salisbury University;
  • Have a cumulative GPA at or above a 2.5.
  • Attendance at a University-sponsored Fraternity and Sorority Life 101 presentation.

Salisbury University understands that there is often confusion surrounding the strict requirements for joining a Fraternity or Sorority Life chapter. Because these organizations require an invitation for membership, are often more time-consuming, and are associated with higher levels of risk, the requirements to join are much more rigid than those of general clubs and organizations. We often get questions about how these requirements were determined and what counts toward the various requirements. In an effort to be transparent and communicative, we have done our best to address some of those concerns below. If you do have additional questions or would like further clarifications, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office!

We require that all students seeking membership in one of our chapters have completed at least 12 collegiate credit hours, either at Salisbury University or at a previous higher education institution. It is important to note that these credits must have been completed following the completion of a high school graduation or GED program. This means that neither AP/IB courses or dual enrollment credits will count toward this total. Essentially, we want to be sure that you have had time to adjust to the rigor of being a full-time college student for at least one complete semester before adding a commitment, such as Fraternity & Sorority Life membership, to your plate.

Further, we also require that all potential members have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. As an institution of higher education, our first priority is to ensure that you are receiving a quality education that will prepare you for success after you leave us. Because of the time-consuming nature of these organizations, it’s crucial that you are succeeding inside the classroom before splitting your time further by pursuing membership in one of our chapters. Unfortunately, we do not round GPAs and have a hard cut-off line at the 2.5 mark. At the National level, all 17 of our organizations require at least a 2.5 cumulative average, and some require a GPA above that. Even if the University were to make exceptions or round GPAs, the National organizations would still restrict membership.

Lastly, our members are required to be enrolled, degree-seeking students at Salisbury University. Fraternities & Sororities are long-standing organizations in our Nation and at Salisbury University. To maintain their longevity and to ensure that members are investing in the organization the same way that the organization is investing in its’ members, all members must be degree-seeking students looking to become alumni of their organization and our institution.

Interested in learning more about Fraternity & Sorority Life? Complete the interest form by logging in with your SU credentials!

FSL Interest Form