Fraternity and Sorority Life Fee
On Friday, May 5, 2017 the Board of Trustees approved a fee of $20 per semester for students who participate in fraternity and sorority life. This fee will be implemented for the Fall 2017 semester in order to support programming and resources.
The purpose of this fee is to provide the fraternities and sororities with a sustainable advising and programming model to create a membership experience that is congruent with both the university’s and the organizations’ mission, purpose and values. Similar fees have been implemented at institutions such as Clemson University, Ball State University, University of Tampa and the University of South Carolina. This fee will be assessed to affiliated students each semester through Student Accounts throughout the duration of their membership in a fraternity or sorority at Coastal Carolina University.
The majority of the fee will go to cover staff support in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. This will provide better advising for the chapters and councils as the community continues to grow. Council and chapter presidents will be involved in deciding programming initiatives made available through this fee.
When Will I Be Charged?
Returning members will be charged when bills from Student Accounts are released in July and November for the upcoming semester. Current chapter rosters will be used to determine who is a member of an organization. During the first semester of membership students joining or transferring into an organization in the College Panhellenic Council (CPC) or Interfraternity Council (IFC), will be charged by Student Accounts October 1 and March 1. Students participating in the Membership Intake Process for National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will be charged during their first full semester of membership due to the timing of Intake during the previous semester. If a student resigns or has its membership terminated in the middle of the semester, or if an organization is suspended by the University for violations of the Student Code of Conduct, the membership will not be charged the following semester and no refunds will be given.
If you believe you have been charged this fee in error, please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information below. Once we confirm with your chapter president that you are no longer a member of the organization, the charge will be removed from your bill.
· Reason you believe you were charged in error.