Greek Living & Costs
Living in a fraternity or sorority provides you with a number of great benefits. Each of our chapter houses provides a home away from home, and we pride ourselves on the feeling you will get while living in a Greek chapter house. Over 44 percent of students who live on campus choose to live in Greek housing, and we are proud of our 122+ year living legacy here at the University.
Cost varies per house because all the fraternities and sororities are privately-owned, but our rates are very competitive with other living options in the community. Living in a Greek house you will be billed by the chapter as opposed to the University, but you can use your financial aid to pay for your living costs.
The Multicultural Greek Organizations are not housed at the University of Idaho. Most of the members of these organizations live in the residence halls or off-campus after their sophomore year.
Many of our organizations do not allow alcohol on property, and are considered “dry” houses. All 10 of our sororities and 7 of our fraternities provide an alcohol-free housing environment. An alcohol-free environment means that alcohol is never allowed on the property at any time. In all of our Greek chapters, every form of hazing or actions that demean and endanger the wellbeing of a student is strictly prohibited.
Living in a fraternity or sorority provides an environment for your college years unlike any other living arrangement on campus. Greek living is more than studying and socializing; an important part of a college education is learning to work with others and to give of yourself.
Below you will see the average Greek living costs for this school year. Please keep in mind that these costs not only cover your room and meal plan, but also many other items related to Greek living like dues for the local chapter, international organization, and council that cover the costs of bringing in educational speakers, marketing and recruitment for the organization, and support for the chapter. The fees listed below also include security deposit, laundry, insurance, phone, and much more.
Yearly Greek Living Cost for 2011-2012 school year:
Fraternity Average per semester(includes room, board, & all other fees):
$2,700 per semester
Sorority Average per semester(includes room, board, & all other fees):
$3,400 per semester