Your college experience will not be complete without involvement in activities outside of the classroom. Here at NJIT, we help foster future leaders with a wide range of opportunities for leadership with involvement in campus life. One of the greatest experiences for developing leaders for the future is a Fraternity or Sorority.
NJIT Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) organizations have had a long and rich history that expands over eighty years. The organizations pride themselves on community service, philanthropy, and scholarship. FSL members are involved in every aspect of campus life. You will see them involved in Residence Life as Resident Assistants, Desk Attendants, and Office Assistants. They also work in various departments through out the university. They hold key student leadership positions in Student Senate, Student Activities Council, Nucleus Yearbook, ROTC, Honors College, Athletics, and First Year Connections. FSL members also assist the university with many major events including NJIT Day, Welcome Carnival, Opening Weekend, Spring Week, Alumni Weekend, First Friday, and many other campus programs.
We welcome you to come out and enjoy Fraternity & Sorority Life and every other student organization on campus.
Welcome to NJIT!
What are people saying about this experience?
“I really see that there’s a great correlation between those skills being developed and the ability to be successful in any endeavor,”says David Stollman, co-founder of CAMPUSSPEAK. “Not necessarily just famous-successful, like a president or CEO, but successful as a community leader or as a small business owner.”
Curtis Burrill, American University’s Greek life coordinator, said sorority and fraternity membership teaches crucial social interaction skills. Making conversation with strangers and running weekly meetings are just two examples.
“If you’re in the chess club, you don’t really have that 200 year history and the ritual and four million alumni,” Burrill said.
Did You Know?
85 percent of Fortune 500 executives were part of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The first female astronaut was a member of a Sorority. So was the first female senator. And college graduation rates are 20 percent higher among Fraternity/Sorority members than those not affiliated.
Since 1825, all but three US presidents have been members of a fraternity (how about that for networking potential).
Nine million college students are members of a Fraternity/Sorority and whether they join to make friends, to build their resumes, to go to parties or to learn leadership skills, they each have an incentive to change some aspect of their life.
It is important to understand the differences within the organizations that are available to you on the NJIT campus. There are organizations that pose as recognized organizations and we would like to educate you on those groups.
The following organizations are Banned by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Joining banned or unrecognized organizations poses a serious risk to you as an individual and the students involved.
- Iota Kappa Phi Fraternity
- Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity
The following organizations have lost recognition for various reasons by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.(2008)
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.(Fall 2004)
- Delta Phi Omega Sorority (June 2010)
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc (July 2010)
- Kappa Psi Epsilon Sorority (December 2009)
- Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority (July 2010)
- Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. (Sept 2002)
- Tau Epsilon Phi (Jan 2010)
- Sigma Lambda Beta (May 2011)
The following organizations have never been affiliated with NJIT.
- Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity
- Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority
*We strongly discourage student participation in these unrecognized groups, as the university does not provide any form of support, oversight and advisement for their members. Also, since these groups often lack national affiliation, they may not have liability insurance, or oversight policies for risk management, hazing or sexual harassment. Therefore if one of these chapters would experience a civil lawsuit, a member of that group might be held directly liable by a complainant, exposing himself/herself and their family members to unneeded risk. Furthermore, many times national organizations of these unrecognized groups choose not to acknowledge the University's concerns or to take action against their chapters. Students who choose to become members of these unrecognized groups may not obtain all of the benefits available to those who join a recognized fraternity or sorority.
-Adopted from The George Washington University
Don't see what you are looking for?
If there is an organization out there that you are interested in but that is not listed as one of our currently recognized organizations, there is opportunity for you to join or work to open up a new chapter on campus. Please contact the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life for information about this. It is strongly advised that you meet with the AD prior to committing to join a chapter from another campus.
Recruitment & Eligibility
First semester freshmen and transfer students must wait until their second semester (12 completed credits) at NJIT to participate in recruitment and join a fraternity or sorority. This is in order for you to establish a strong GPA as a student prior to committing to membership in a life-long organization. Recruitment events for all chapters typically take place within the first three weeks of each semester. You must be fully matriculated as an Undergraduate student at NJIT in good standing and have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 to be eligible. EOP students must wait one full year before joining.