FSL Organization Registration

The Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) Office oversees all social fraternities and sororities. The registration of fraternities and sororities will be managed by the Student Experience as part of the process of registering, and re-registering, all student organizations on campus.

Fraternities and sororities within FSL must complete the student organization online registration process each year which includes, but not limited to:

  • Designating one member as the "Chapter President"
  • A minimum of five (5) currently enrolled GW students - If a chapter falls below five current GW students as active members, and it continues to meet the requirements to remain active with its inter/national organization, the chapter will have one (1) academic semester to return its membership to five or more before losing recognition and registration privileges.
  • A constitution and/or bylaws - Fraternities and sororities must review the constitution and/or bylaws on an annual basis. To review how to write as well as review the requirements of writing a constitution, please review "Guide to Writing a Constitution" on Engage
  • Update members in Engage every time there is a change in membership.
  • Attend Excellence in Leadership Seminar (ELS) sessions. If your organization has not received participation credit for the required ELS sessions by March deadline, you will not be able to continue as a recognized student organization. As a helpful tool, FSL provides a chance for fraternities and sororities to complete the ELS requirements through its annual educational programs. To check your organization's progress, go to go.gwu.edu/elsorgprogress

In addition to the CSE requirements for all student organizations, FSL also requires each fraternity/sorority to:

  • Maintain membership in one of the established Councils within FSL: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)National Pan-Hellenci Council (NPHC) and Panhellenic Association (PHA)
  • Be formally affiliated with an Inter/National Fraternity/Sorority
  • Be incorporated
  • Operate under the provisions of Title IX of the Educational Amendments and IRS Code Title 26, 501.c.3 - which permits the organization to admit exclusively men or women
  • Provide a current certificate of liability insurance with a minimum of $1 million coverage
  • Provide a copy of the organization's anti-hazing policy or policies
  • Be in good standing with its Inter/National Headquarters
  • Have a minimum of one (1) Alumni/ae Advisor recognized by the Inter/National organization and be actively engaged with the chapter