The first step to receiving recognition is to find out how your University recognizes Greek Organizations. They may require you to be a member of the Interfraternity Council, or just be registered as a student organization. The Student Activities Office on your campus would be able to tell you this. If there is a Director of Greek Life or a Greek Life Office you will want to ask them the process of receiving recognition. PLEASE NOTE that you may want to speak with the National Fraternity before making this contact or you may want us to help make this contact.
The Interfraternity Council is the organization that recognizes Fraternities on campus as a whole. The IFC can function in many ways. It may set risk management requirements for Fraternities, it may provide public relation efforts for Fraternities and it may provide joint social and education opportunities for its groups. Most IFC’s require dues to be paid…which generally is not a lot.
Some campuses have Greek Councils that represent all Greek Organizations on campus. This is where a colony can begin making connections with all Fraternities and Sororities on campus.
University recognition and support can be a great asset in your efforts. It can also be a hindrance if you do not want to follow the rules they establish. That is why it is important to have all of the information before moving forward.