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Fraternity & Sorority Life

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Fraternity & Sorority Life (“FSL” or Greek Life) is a community of creative, ethical, and socially responsible leaders dedicated to advancing personal growth, social connections, philanthropy, and academic success at Bentley University. United by our values, chapters and councils enhance the student experience and prepare future business leaders for success. FSL at Bentley comprises about 20 percent of undergraduate students. 

Fraternity and sorority life is recognized and sanctioned by Bentley. As such, it’s governed by four distinct groups:  

Presidents Council

The Presidents Council is the primary advisory, advocacy and strategic planning organization for Fraternity & Sorority Life community. It brings together chapter presidents, council presidents, and staff to establish and work toward community-wide goals.


Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council is the umbrella organization for recognized on-campus fraternities. It consists of one representative from each chapter and an executive board of annually elected officers.

Panhellenic Council

The National Panhellenic Council is the umbrella organization for recognized on-campus sororities. It consists of one representative from each chapter and an executive board of annually elected officers.

Greek Activities Council

The Greek Activities Council promotes communication, collaboration and cohesion within the Fraternity and Sorority Life community. It fosters positive connections across campus through programming and other initiatives.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Resources
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Recruitment Requirements

In general, any student interested in going through the recruitment processes for either IFC (for fraternities) or Panhellenic (for sororities) chapters must meet the following requirements.

  1. Enrolled full-time with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 and designated as at least Class Code 2 (have earned 15 credits at Bentley) or be a transfer student. Any student interested in participating in recruitment who either does not have a 2.7 minimum GPA and at least 15 completed Bentley credits or is not a transfer student must contact the Office of Student Programs & Engagement to learn about the academic appeals process prior to participating in any recruitment events.
  2. Completion of the Anti-Hazing Agreement & Grade Release
  3. Completion of the online Hazing Prevention 101: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility training
  4. Attendance at a Recruitment Information Session

New Member Education & Hazing Prevention

Students who are invited to join a chapter and accept their invitation will participate in a new member education process following recruitment. Chapters, their active members and new members are expected to follow the University’s New Member Education Policy. Fraternity and sorority members are required to complete hazing prevention training, in addition to signing the University’s anti-hazing agreement. The anti-hazing agreement is based on the University’s hazing policy in the Student Handbook.

Anyone who has concerns about potential hazing occurring within a chapter can report their concern online.

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Recognized Chapters

The following organizations are recognized, approved, and supported by Bentley. 

Fraternities Sororities
Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Phi
Alpha Gamma Pi Gamma Phi Beta
Delta Kappa Epsilon Kappa Delta
Kappa Sigma Phi Sigma Sigma
Sigma Chi  
Sigma Gamma Delta  
Sigma Pi  


Advisory to Students, Parents and Families

Only those organizations listed under “Recognized Chapters” are recognized by Bentley. Kappa Pi Alpha (KPA), which was expelled from campus in 2013, is not recognized or supported by Bentley University. Alpha Sigma Phi lost its University recognition in June 2019.

Questions about the status of any organization should be directed to Matt Galewski, Associate Director of Student Programs & Engagement.

The Bentley Fraternity & Sorority Life Presidents Council, which is made up of student leaders within Bentley’s recognized fraternity and sorority chapters and councils, have issued a statement concerning KPA and other unrecognized groups. The statement can be found here.

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Community Standards

Bentley sets clear expectations for all of its fraternities and sororities. Learn how the Community Standards Program provides a framework for chapter success.

Due to health and safety guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Standards Program has been updated for the Fall 2020 semester in order to provide a safe experience for members, while still creating opportunities for meaningful success. The updated Standards Program can be found here.

Standards Report Card

Curious how a chapter measures up? Get the current Standards Report Card for data on membership, average GPA and other accomplishments.

Parent & Family Resources

Is your student interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Check out our Parent & Family FAQs for information about the recruitment process, new member education, the University’s expectations of chapters, and the benefits of joining a chapter.

If you have any questions or concerns, email Matt Galewski.  

Community Data

In addition, we collect community data about fraternity and sorority membership, academic success and training.