Membership Responsibilities & Expectations
Sisters are expected to be contributing members upon initiation, whether participating in committees, holding an officer position or providing input in chapter operations. A chapter requires participation from all members to maintain good standing within the sorority. Other expectations include:
Each member cannot hold membership to any other social Greek organization. Professional and academic organizations are acceptable.
Each member must abide by the national policies, procedures and bylaws.
Each member must uphold the Sister Code of Conduct.
Each member must attend weekly general chapter meetings.
Each member must attend the required recruitment events.
Each member is recommended to attend the annual convention.
Other expectations may be required by each individual chapter.
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is a 501(c)(7) corporation, which is a special type of IRS exemption granting nonprofit status. Being a nonprofit organization means we must rely on membership dues to finance the national organization and chapter services.
Collegiate member dues vary annually based on our needs, but are roughly between $200 - $300 and due at the beginning of each academic semester. This amount is a combination of national and chapter dues that is used to fund chapter operations, social events and programming. As well as, allows the national organization to provide resources and support for the chapter.
Failure to fulfill your member financial obligations shall result in judicial review which could lead to expulsion from the sorority. We understand paying for college is a huge expense, which is why we offer a variety of opportunities to help pay for these expenses. We offer the volunteer opportunities at a chapter level and the ability to apply for scholarship and grants through the Delta Phi Lambda Foundation each year.
Please note other financial obligations to join an established chapter or charter a new chapter has separate expenses.
As academic excellence is the primary purpose for collegiate experience, we strive to provide resources to sisters to motivate and assist in developing your fullest academic potential. Members need to maintain a 2.7 GPA to stay in good standing with the sorority.
Risk Management Responsibilties
We have a number of policies designed to reduce the potential for harm to our members and to address situations where issues could occur. We understand that our sisters have many opportunities for social development during their collegiate experience and that some of those experiences could be considered risky for the members or others. Risk expectations are as follows:
Each member must follow the sorority risk management policies including information on hazing, social events and transportation.
Each member must follow university risk management policy and all local, state and federal laws.
Each member must make informed, reasonable, and responsible choices regarding their personal safety.