In all likelihood, yes. The requirements for each organization vary. This is an excellent question to raise during recruitment. For those organizations with chapter houses, there is typically a requirement for members to live in the facility so that full capacity is maintained. Once at capacity, additional policies and procedures are in place to determine which members may live elsewhere. Residing in the chapter house is not guaranteed. Only sophomores, juniors, and seniors may live in a chapter house. Students holding membership in a fraternity or sorority should be aware of all applicable rules before making plans to live elsewhere.

All chapter house facilities are owned by an alumni/ae corporation board or national house corporation.

Local alumni volunteers or property managers are responsible for the upkeep of the respective chapter’s house, establishing the cost of room and board, and managing the facility’s staff. Living arrangements vary from chapter to chapter as to how many members reside in the chapter house and in each room. All sorority facilities are alcohol-free; fraternity facilities vary. Each chapter house has dining services; meal plans vary. Only sophomores, juniors, and seniors may live in a chapter house. Due to occupancy limits, housing cannot be guaranteed for members of a chapter.

Most chapters participate in an optional fraternity and sorority billing service through Residence Life/Student Accounts. Fraternity and sorority room and board charges for those chapter members will appear on the student’s statement from Butler. Chapters that do not use the service are: Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Pi Beta Phi; each of their respective house corporations will bill each student resident directly.

Costs are per semester, as reported to the Office of Fraternity or Sorority Life, and are subject to change. Additional dues and fees may be charged separately from room and board.

Fraternity Housing Room and Board

Fraternity Housing Room Charge Per Semester Board/Meal Per Semester
Delta Tau Delta $4,355 $2,320
Lambda Chi $4,350 $2,450
Phi Delta Theta $4,260 $2,295
Phi Kappa Psi $4,300 N/A
Sigma Chi $4,500 $2,475
Sigma Nu $4,853 double
$5,103 single

Sorority Housing Room and Board Per Semester

Sorority Housing Room Charge Per Semester Board/Meal Per Semester
Alpha Chi Omega $3,200 $1,675
Alpha Phi $3,115 $1,385
Delta Delta Delta $3,150 $2,650
Delta Gamma $2,635 $375
Kappa Alpha Theta $3,121 $1,480
Kappa Kappa Gamma $2,790 $2,920
Pi Beta Phi $3,213 $1,887

Contact the chapter’s house corporation board. Questions about a bill from the university can be directed to the Office of Residence Life at 317-940-9458.

For members of chapters billing through Butler, loans/scholarships covering room and board will be handled just as if the student were in a residence hall (see above).

For members of other chapters, there will be a credit on the student’s account after tuition and fees have been covered; a refund can be requested by the student to pay for room and board at the chapter house. In both cases, there may be an additional amount charged for chapter dues, etc. not covered in room and board.