Fraternity and Sorority Life
Loyola's Greek community provides opportunities for growth and excellence in academics, service, social interaction, intramural athletics, and values-based leadership. It's also a great way to make lifelong friendships. With 11 Greek organizations, joining a fraternity or sorority is an excellent way to get involved at Loyola.
Recognized Fraternities & Sororities
Membership is open to full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The Loyno fraternity and sorority life makes up about 15% of the undergraduate population.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Alpha Chi Omega
Gamma Phi Beta
Theta Phi Alpha
Professional-Social Greek Council (PSGC)
Alpha Kappa Psi (Business)
How to Join
Panhellenic Primary Recruitment
The Panhellenic Association will be hosting Sorority Recruitment from Thursday August 30 - Monday September 3, 2018. Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment is a process which allows all interested women to attend events from the four Panhellenic sororities we have on campus and select the organization that is the best fit for them. Registration for Panhellenic Sorority Formal Fall Recruitment is open. Register Here >
All potential new members are required to register for recruitment. Register for recruitment now
Information for Parents
As a parent, it's important to learn about the fraternities and sororities of interest to your child in order to help your child make the best decision when he or she enters into the Greek community. The following information should provide you with a better understanding of the fraternities and sororities on the Loyola University New Orleans campus.
Academics should be your child's main focus while in college. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in order to join a fraternity or sorority at Loyno. Most Greek organizations on campus also require a minimum GPA in order to remain a member after initiation.
Grade Reports 2015-2017
Hazing is considered any action taken that produces bodily harm or danger, mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, fright, or ridicule. Today, all fraternity and sorority policies strictly prohibit any type of hazing activity. Loyola University New Orleans holds a zero-tolerance stance on this issue. These types of actions are against university policy and the Louisiana state law. For more information on hazing and contact information reporting these actions, please visit our Policies and Forms page.
Joining a fraternity or sorority involves a weekly time commitment. The amount of time spent weekly with the organization varies with each member. Typically, each chapter holds at least one (1) meeting each week. There are mandatory events for the individual chapters and Fraternity and Sorority Life as a whole; however, members are always given at least two (2) weeks notice to these events. Some members choose to participate in optional activities, such as holding an office, attending social events, helping out with various projects, committees, etc. Some organizations require more time than others, so it is important for your child to ask for information on the time commitment during recruitment.
Standards of Excellence
The Fraternity & Sorority Standards of Excellence (SOE) are designed to assist chapters in ensuring they are offering a well-rounded membership experience for their members and that they are fully functioning fraternal organizations at Loyola University New Orleans. The SOE focus on four major focus areas of fraternal organizations including:
Chapters are evaluated on a semesterly basis.
Policies & Forms
Loyola University New Orleans does not tolerate hazing and severe action will be taken against any student or organization found in violation of the Hazing Policy, up to and including indefinite revocation of the charter for the organization and suspension or dismissal for students involved. Loyola University New Orleans is committed to a safe and healthy campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Our university family is dedicated to supporting an environment that encourages respect for the dignity and rights of the entire university community.
For more informaton regarding expansion, please view our expansion policy. For further questions, please contact Chris McQueen, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life/New Student Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (504) 865-3622.
Events with Alcohol
All chapters must hand in all social paperwork, when alcohol is involved, no later than 14 days prior to the event to help with event planning. No events registrations will be accepted, without a very good excuse, after the 14 day period. If you are doing a social/mixer with one or more organizations, all paperwork from all parties must be handed in at the same time.
All Chapters must have at least (5) members. If any chapter falls below five members they will have one year to raise the total to five members. Chapters who fail to reach this minimum will no longer be recognized.
All chapters at Loyno are required to have proof of one million dollars of social liability insurance. Loyola University must be named the certificate holder on the document.
Loyola University New Orleans
c/o Mr. Chris McQueen
Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life
6363 St. Charles Ave., Box 1
New Orleans, LA 70118
New Member Intake/Pledge Process
The new member process can be no longer than six (6) weeks in the fall and seven (8) in the spring (due to spring break and Mardi Gras). Please plan accordingly.
As of December 2, 2017
Phi Kappa Psi
University Charge Date: November 14, 2017
Suspension from Loyola University New Orleans through 2019.
Prior to the organization's return to campus, representatives from the National Fraternity must meet with the Vice President of Student Affairs and other relevant staff, to submit a reorganization plan and be cleared to return to campus.