Franklin & Marshall College has established recognition guidelines that have been developed for Greek-letter organizations due to their complex and unique nature. The Expansion Procedures for Greek-letter organizations allows Franklin & Marshall College to carefully manage the growth of its fraternity & sorority community and help to ensure a healthy, safe, and thriving fraternity & sorority community. Franklin & Marshall recognizes that the expansion of Greek-letter organizations involves several parties: 1.) The inter/national fraternity or sorority 2.) Governing Councils 3.) the College 4.) Faculty Council 5.) Alumni and in some cases, 6.) a student interest group.
The expansion process, whenever possible, will take into consideration the interests of all parties. It should be noted, however, that the College reserves the right to deny recognition to any group that expresses interest.
The College's expansion/extension policy/procedure for inter/national fraternities and sororities is administered by Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) in conjunction with the Dean of the College's Office.
Current F&M Men's Fraternities | Women's Sororities | Coed/Honorary
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. (IND) - Fall 2018 Interest Phase, Intent on Chapter Estblishement Spring 2019.
Sigma Pi (Dormant Status)(NIC) - Spring 2019 National Fraternity Hq staff restart (Tentative).
Pending College Review
Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. (NPHC) - (Pending) (Not approved at this time)
Lambda Chi Alpha - Complete/On File October 2015 (On Pending/Approval Status)
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc (NPHC) - Fall 2017
Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity (NPC)- Fall 2015
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Expansion Process - Please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
NHCS | Professional Fraternity Association (PFA) Expansion Process - Please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) Expansion Process - Please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA) Expansion Process - Please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC) Expansion Process - Please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Extension Process
A chapter that falls under the auspices of the National Panhellenic Conference all rules regarding extension will be followed according to the extension policies outlined in the NPC manual for extension. No deviation will occur. Please go to www.npcwomen.org and click on “Extension Information”
Last Extention~ Fall 2015 Alpha Xi Delta
Special interest fraternities and sororities, not holding membership in one of the listed umbrella associations, may also be considered at the discretion of the College.
*Additionally ~ Special Interest must Hold a liability insurance policy ($2 million minimum with Franklin & Marshall College listed as additional insured).
3) Demonstrate the ability to meet all expectations of Recognized Fraternities and Sororities as required by OFSL including but not limited to:
a. Achieve the minimum requirements of Expectations of F&M's Accreditation Standards and the Scholastic Standard.
b. Have at least eight (10) members enrolled at Franklin & Marshall College