Expansion and Affiliation
The University of Texas at Austin is an open expansion campus and Sorority and Fraternity Life (SFL) in the Office of the Dean of Students offers support to expanding and establishing organizations in a variety of ways. To begin the process, please reach out to our staff in order to best discuss your unique details and timeline. Our office supports expanding organizations on campus, however your organization will not be an officially recognized member of the SFL community until you register as a student organization with Student Activities, and complete the affiliate membership application.
SFL affiliate membership assists social sororities and fraternities by connecting organizations with our office in order to provide resources and support. Affiliated organizations and their members receive resources and benefits associated with being an official recognized Greek letter organization. Most, but not all, organizations will eventually petition to join a governing council community after establishing as an affiliate organization.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- official recognition as a sorority or fraternity at The University of Texas at Austin
- listed on the Sorority and Fraternity Life chapters page and in the Sorority and Fraternity Information Guide
- advising from Sorority and Fraternity Life staff
- access to Sorority and Fraternity Life funding program and fiscal advising
- member grade verification and reports
- invitations to participate in Sorority and Fraternity Life hosted events
- communications with regional and national organization
- alumni and long term institutional engagement
- individual and organizational recognition opportunities, including Order of Omega Honorary Society and Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards
- campus engagement opportunities, leadership eevelopment experiences, and invitational meetings
- assistance with petitioning for council membership
- intake/recruitment assistance
- support in building a successful organization
Many organizations who are new to campus get their name out through a myriad of tactics:
- table on campus
- hold info sessions
- create opportunities for students to get involved, such as a service day or speaker
- connect with councils to make announcements or be a guest at an event
- connect with academic areas and request to make announcements at events or send a flyer out on their listserv
- meet with UT academic and student affairs leaders and ask for recommendations
- connect with other student organizations which may have related values
- request other chapters' "no bid lists"