Living in a Greek house helps strengthen friendships and provides a home away from home for the members. Ball State University partners with Greek alumni to provide houses that are safe, attractive, and conducive to learning. Many fraternity members have the opportunity to live in fraternity homes near campus.
At this time, there are no official sorority houses off-campus.
Fraternity men can consider living in a house beginning their sophomore year. All fraternity houses are owned by alumni volunteers, who manage and oversee the buildings.
Fraternities that have privately owned houses near Ball State’s campus include:
- Alpha Tau Omega
- Delta Tau Delta
- Phi Gamma Delta
- Phi Sigma Kappa
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Sigma Chi
- Sigma Nu
- Sigma Phi Epsilon
Fraternity houses differ from chapter to chapter. Some fraternities offer a meal plan or require members to live in the house for a specific amount of time. Houses and costs vary.
Make sure you ask questions about the housing requirements prior to making plans to live somewhere else.
The encumbrance program is a service that Ball State University provides to fraternities and sororities. It allows them to hold members accountable for their Greek housing financial obligations by placing a hold on member's academic records. This prohibits the members from making changes to their schedules and requesting transcripts until the debt is paid.
Any Greek organization may use this service as long as it follows the proper steps. If you have questions about this program, please review the policy.
Download Policy (PDF)
Samples and Templates
Financial Agreement Template (PDF) – Use this to create a financial agreement for your chapter. In order to place a hold on a member’s record for failure to pay these types of fees, the chapter must have signed documentation like this or something similar.
Financial Agreement Sample (PDF) – View this as an example of a financial agreement that you may sue for all housing-related financial obligations for members who do not live in your house (parlor fees, out-of-house fees, house savings fees, etc.). A chapter can place a hold on a member’s record for failure to pay these types of fees as well.
15 Day Notification Letter Template (PDF) – Use this to create a notification letter for your chapter.
15 Day Notification Letter Sample (PDF) – This is an example of the documentation that must be sent to members 15 days prior to placing holds on their record.
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