Fraternity & Sorority Life ("FSL" or Greek Life) at Bentley is a community of ethical leaders and scholars dedicated to the growth of our communities and individual members. Striving to advance a healthy community culture, Greek Life provides a transformative personal experience that prepares members for leadership beyond Greek Life and Bentley. FSL at Bentley comprises about 20 percent of undergraduate students. In recent years, FSL has achieved the following goals:
FSL increased the minimum GPA for membership, developed an appeals process for students to join despite prior academic hardship, introduced new trainings offered by Academic Services and Career Services, increased academic support to active members, and reactivated Order of Omega Greek Life academic honor society. In 2010, FSL at Bentley was a community of 400 students with an average GPA below the Bentley average; now FSL comprises 800 students with an average GPA above the Bentley average.
FSL established a new sorority on campus (Kappa Delta). Starting in 2017, for the first time in at least the past 10 years, women now make up a majority of FSL at Bentley. Additionally, FSL collaborated on programs such as Consent Day, Interfaith Day of Service, and CultureFest. Now, 74% of FSL members are involved in another co-curricular experience or leadership position at Bentley outside of their chapter. FSL also established an FSL-wide committee, dedicated chapter officer positions, and required trainings focused on these topics.
FSL launched Bentley's first accreditation program for chapters, streamlined annual risk management trainings, introduced a new online hazing prevention module, improved required policy education for chapter leaders, and partnered with Student Conduct to propose, develop, implement, and market a medical amnesty policy.
Fraternities & Sororities
Bentley University supports membership in a number of different fraternity and sorority chapters, which include campus-based chapters (chapters made up of only Bentley students) as well as city-wide chapters (chapters made up of students from Bentley and area colleges and universities). City-wide chapters are denoted below; all other chapters are campus-based. Chapters interested in obtaining Bentley recognition are also outlined; all other chapters listed in the table are recognized by Bentley.
|InterFraternity Council (Fraternities) Chapters||Panhellenic Council (Sororities) Chapters||Culturally-Based Chapters|
|Alpha Gamma Pi||Alpha Phi||Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Epsilon Chapter) city-wide chapter; interested in obtaining Bentley recognition|
|Delta Kappa Epsilon||Gamma Phi Beta||Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Xi Tau chapter) recognized city-wide chapter|
|Kappa Sigma||Kappa Delta||Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (SIA) campus-based chapter interested in obtaining Bentley recognition|
|Sigma Chi||Phi Sigma Sigma||Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. (Nu chapter) city-wide chapter; interested in obtaining Bentley recognition|
|Sigma Gamma Delta|
Requests for new chapters must follow the relevant process established by the InterFraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and Student Programs & Engagement.
Please see This Policy for requests for new culturally-based chapters or contact Matt Galewski, Senior Associate Director, Student Programs & Engagement.
Only those organizations listed above have Bentley University recognition and approval to operate or have Bentley University permission to participate in an expansion process. Community members should be aware that the organizations listed below do not have university recognition or permission to operate.
- Kappa Pi Alpha (KPA) was expelled from campus in 2013 and is not recognized or supported by Bentley University.
- Alpha Sigma Phi (ASP or Alpha Sig) lost its University recognition in June 2019 following its University suspension and the subsequent revocation of its charter by its headquarters.
- Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) lost its recognition in May 2021 for a period of one year. Alpha Epsilon Pi will have the opportunity to petition for re-entry into the FSL community for Fall 2022; however, unless and until its suspension expires and recognition is restored, the chapter does not have university recognition or permission to operate.
Unrecognized groups have no affiliation with or supervision by the University, do not follow the standards set for recognized groups, and their members do not participate in trainings that educate students about alcohol and other drugs, mental health, hazing, and sexual assault prevention. Questions about the status of any organization should be directed to Matt Galewski, Senior Associate Director of Student Programs & Engagement.
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Parent & Family Resources
Is your student interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Check out the resources below for our recommendations on how you can support your student through this process.
Our Letter to Parents & Families -- an introduction to Greek Life at Bentley from our staff.
Parent & Family FAQs -- information on the recruitment process, new member education, the University's expectations of chapters, and the benefits of joining a chapter.
15 Questions to Ask -- these are questions to ask your student if they are considering going through recruitment and/or joining a chapter.
How to Identify Potential Concerns -- this is intended to serve as a guide for recognizing concerning behavior, harmful culture, and signs of hazing in a chapter.