Fraternity & Sorority Life’s Affiliation process helps ensure that students are joining university recognized organizations that offer safe fraternity experiences, provide well-established programs and resources, and are officially connected to the university. Affiliated fraternities are organizations where students can find a sense of belonging, have fun at social events and make lifelong friendships.
In 2005, To increase the safety for new and current members, CU Boulder asked fraternity organizations to move recruitment to the spring and welcome live-in house directors. The fraternities on campus at the time chose not to agree with those requirements and disaffiliated. A decade later, after giving time and space for reform and education, CU Boulder re-invited fraternities in the area to affiliate with updated conditions. In 2017, Phi Delta Theta became the first fraternity to affiliate with campus under the new process.
Today, 10 fraternities are affiliated with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) as members of the CU Interfraternity Council. Those fraternities have signed a Recognized Social Greek Organizations (RSGO) agreement that includes provisions to follow all university policies. The agreements also outline certain conditions aimed to increase safety, accountability and student success.
Fraternities in the Boulder area that have not signed a RSGO agreement are not affiliated with or recognized by CU Boulder.