Fraternity and Sorority Expansion Process

As a commitment to positive growth within the fraternity and sorority community, Temple University chooses to carefully and intentionally manage the growth and expansion of this community. Temple seeks organizations whose ideals are consistent with the University and that are willing to commit the resources necessary to cultivate a strong organization. Requirements for expansion vary between councils, but in general, expect communication and full support from headquarters staff, local alumni, and the university community. Organizations will be required to submit evidence of policies and procedures that assist with chapter development related to risk management, leadership development, and academic success.

In order to support the growth of this community, there is a structured schedule of growth that rotates between councils. In 2015-2016, we extended invitations to NPHC chapters to return to campus.  In 2017-2018, we estabslished a new IFC chapter on campus. Panhellenic went through extension in 2018. MGC expansion is currently underway. 

This intentional growth allows for an Expansion Committee to be involved with the review of applications and selection of organizations, and for the selected organization to be successful in its founding. The proposed two-year process would be as follows:

  • Semester 1: Invitations extended and applications reviewed by Expansion Committee
  • Semester 2: Presentations and selections
  • Semester 3: Implementation of colony for recruitment of members
  • Semester 4: First semester of operations, with the intent of chartering at that time

*We reserve the right to make adjustments to the schedule as needed. Interested organizations can e-mail for details.

Expansion material can be found here.