Membership in one of these organizations is an enjoyable and educational experience. Opportunities are available to all students regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
How to Join
Wanting to become a member of Fraternity and Sorority Life can feel intimidating and overwhelming. You've probably heard stories from friends at other colleges about their rush week and pledging and how stressful the process can be. At Emerson, we strive to create a recruitment process that helps any student find an organization best suited for them, as well as a new member education process that prepares potential new members for joining one of our esteemed organizations.
Because joining a fraternity or sorority is a serious commitment, both in time and resources, Student Leadership and Engagement hosts New Member Info Sessions prior to the start of the recruitment process. All students going through recruitment are required to attend one of these hour-long sessions. These mandatory informational sessions will give you the resources and tools to be more prepared during FSL Recruitment. Emerson IDs will be gathered at the New Member Info Session and you must be present the entire session. This session is mandatory and there will be no exceptions made.
Fall 2020 Sessions will be held virtually and dates/times can be found by logging into EmConnect.
After you attend a New Member Info Session, you are free to attend recruitment events that occur in the first two weeks of the semester. At those events, ask questions of current members to find out if the organization is a good fit for you. Take time to learn more about the recruitment and selection process. Find out about membership requirements and any financial obligations to the organization. Be yourself and enjoy the chance to get to know our chapters better.
Each organization has different criteria for becoming a member.
- All FSL organizations require at minimum a 2.0 Grade Point Average, although some may require a higher GPA average.
- Most organizations require full-time student status, although some may allow part-time students to join. Please contact individual chapters for more specific information on becoming a member.
- All organizations require some level of financial commitment. Paying regular dues not only keeps our organizations running, paying dues is an important part of being a good brother or sister.
We know one of the biggest concerns in joining a fraternity or sorority is the potential for hazing. Emerson College takes the topic of hazing very seriously.
Hazing is defined as any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with any student club/ organization operating under the sanction of the College.
Our fraternities and sororities are trained on the importance of creating a safe environment for all of our community and pledge to not engage in behaviors that are dangerous or harmful to others. If you are concerned about an Emerson College student or student group that has engaged in hazing, please report your concern by completing this online form.
Fraternity and Sorority Council
Fraternity and Sorority Council is the official governing body that recognizes all Fraternity and Sorority organizations. Composed of delegates from all recognized fraternities and sororities, the Council works to promote Fraternity and Sorority life on campus and coordinate projects and events to serve the College and the Boston community. To contact Fraternity and Sorority Council, send an email to fslcouncil [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail the FSL Council"