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Starting a Fraternity and Sorority

Fraternities and Sororities are those student organizations that are recognized as member organizations in the Inter-Greek Council. Member organizations include those fraternities and sororities who are recognized by the Inter-Fraternity Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, or Multi-Cultural Greek Council. Their funding comes from membership and ASSBAC, their advisor is affiliated with the Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service (Center for Student Activities).  They are govern by the  IGC, IFC, MGC, PHC, the Center for Student Activities, SAB, and ASSBAC as well as their national organizations govern them. (Honorary fraternities and sororities are generally affiliated with a school, college or academic program and may register with Center for Student Activities as School Clubs after being fully recognized by a school, college or academic department at NYU.)

To start a Social Fraternity or Sorority, contact the Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority life in the Center for  Student Activities, Kimmel Center, Suite 704. 212-998-4710 or osa.fsl@nyu.edu for social fraternities and sororities. (Students wanting to start an honorary society with academic membership restrictions, should contact the Dean's office of the school that the honorary would affiliate with.)

Expansion/Interest Groups
All current sororities and fraternities in good standing with New York University are allowed to recruit in the Fall of 2009.

However, due to the recent exponential growth of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community at New York University, as of the Fall of 2009, the Inter-Greek Council and Fraternity and Sorority Life has placed a MORATORIUM on any expansion efforts for at least the Fall of 2009. At the conclusion of the Fall of 2009 stakeholders in the Office of Student Activities, Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Inter-Greek Council will resume discussion on how to proceed with possible expansion efforts for the Spring of 2010. Please check back in January of 2010 for updates on the expansion moratorium.

Thank you for your interest in New York University's Fraternity and Sorority Life community.

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