As of 2011, the average fee for a sorority woman to live in her chapter house was $7,686 for the year. This includes room and board, utilities, food and chapter dues. This is comparable to the $8,204 residence hall housing fee for a double room on the Silver Meal Plan.
It is important for students and parents to be as informed as possible regarding the costs and financial obligations associated with joining a sorority. Each woman should be aware of the dues, fees, and other expenses that are involved and should consider these when making plans to join a sorority. During formal recruitment women will receive financial information from all the chapters that she visits. If anything is unclear after receiving this information please ask a chapter member, Rho Gamma (Recruitment Guide), or a Panhellenic officer.