Greeting, Parents and Family Members—
As we begin the spring 2020 semester, we wanted to reach out to explain what fraternity and sorority life means at Monmouth University. With an ever growing community comprised of 14 chapters and over 550 members, we take great pride in our commitment to enhancing the student experience for all of our members. The fraternal experience within our community comes with several added benefits that include, but are not limited to:
- Support for Personal Development
- Opportunities to make an Impact
- Resources to encourage Success
When done correctly the fraternity and sorority experience can be one of the most enriching experiences a student can have. Our office strives to educate fraternity/sorority members and the greater community about how they can continue to challenge and support one another to move fraternity and sorority life in a new direction. Some ways in which our office supports this vision is by:
- Having monthly meetings with all chapter and council presidents to discuss current events in the fraternity and sorority world.
- Conducting leadership retreats to provide chapter and community leadership with tools to build better relationships and be successful during their terms in office.
- Requiring chapters to submit their educational programs to the office to ensure new members are getting a values-driven experience as they join their organizations.
- Hosting programs, including professional speaker keynotes, on campus to discuss topics of hazing, risk management, identity-based violence, racism, leadership, and sexual misconduct.
We hope that as new students join organizations on campus they bring new ideas and passion on how our community can continue to improve. In order to be eligible to join, students must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and 12 earned college credits. Transfer credits are accepted, but AP credits are not. They also need to attend a FSL101 session hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Greek Senate, as well as register with our office.
If you know someone who is considering joining a chapter on our campus, or who is currently going through the new member process, please ask them about their experience. If for some reason you feel there is a concern for student safety, or if you would like more information about what might be happening in the student’s fraternal experience, please reach out to our office.
For your reference, our 14 recognized chapters at Monmouth University are:(F=fraternity/S=sorority)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (S)
Alpha Omicron Pi (S)
Alpha Sigma Tau (S)
Alpha Xi Delta (S)
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. (S)
Delta Phi Epsilon (S)
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (S)
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. (F)
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (F)
Phi Kappa Psi (F)
Phi Sigma Sigma (S)
Sigma Pi (F)
Sigma Tau Gamma (F)
Tau Delta Phi (F)
Three additional groups are establishing chapters on our campus this semester. Those groups are:
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.
Omega Chi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
There are some groups who are no longer recognized as a part of Monmouth University’s fraternity/sorority community and have been closed by their inter/national headquarters. These groups should not be operating or recruiting new members. We do not condone students to join these groups as there is no oversight of their events or liability insurance covering their organized events. These groups are as follows:
Alpha Kappa Psi (professional business fraternity)
Delta Tau Delta
Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE—pronounced “teek”)
Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA—This is the only sorority on the list).
Lastly, there is one group that is not recognized by Monmouth University or the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, but is recognized by the national headquarters. That group is Kappa Sigma (a fraternity). Monmouth University has never recognized this group and does not support students joining as there is no institutional oversight in an advising capacity of this group.
For additional information on the fraternity/sorority community at Monmouth, you are welcome and encouraged to continue exploring our website. We are happy to support you and your student as you learn more about the fraternity/sorority experience.