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How to Choose a Chapter

how to choose

Each fraternity and sorority is unique, so it’s important to consider which chapter will best help you shape your Boise State story. When deciding which one is right for you, consider these questions:

What makes this chapter unique?

Each chapter is based on its history and the unique personalities that helped shape it. Members should be able to articulate their own experiences, providing valuable information to help you make the right decision.

How does the chapter promote academic development?

One of the main reasons to join a fraternity or sorority is to support your academic development at Boise State. It’s important for you to know how the chapter’s GPA and academic emphasis stacks up. The chapter should be able to provide you with up-to-date GPA information and an academic development plan.

What is the chapter’s focus on new member education?

A strong chapter is very intentional in its education of new members. The program should align with the purpose and values of the chapter and the university; provide you with intended outcomes, expectations and activities; and not contain anything that can’t be discussed in a transparent manner.

What money is involved? How will my dues be spent?

As with membership in most organizations, fraternities and sororities charge membership fees. It’s entirely fair to ask for a written breakdown of membership costs and the chapter’s budget before you join. It’s also important to ask about any added costs.

What is the chapter’s relationship with other chapters?

Fraternities and sororities form a community. Your experience will be enhanced because each chapter views itself as part of a larger community working toward shared goals.

What is the chapter’s commitment to the local community?

Fraternities and sororities exist to help you develop personally and professionally, but they also exist in partnership with the local community. The opportunity to make the world a better place is a great reason to join a chapter.

Are members involved on campus?

Members of fraternities and sororities are involved across campus in activities such as ASBSU, Student Programs Board and Volunteer Services Board. They attend LeaderShape, work on campus and volunteer.