The University provides on-campus housing in South Halls for sorority chapters at Penn State. Housing works in collaboration with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The sororities contribute greatly to the campus and town communities through many philanthropic activities.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Eligibility to receive a Sorority Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract for a sorority chapter's housing space is determined by the sorority chapter's sorority assistant and/or president. A list of all eligible members to reside on the chapter's floor and the overflow housing list must be submitted to the Assignment Office by the deadline date. Sorority Chapters must adhere to the Sorority Timeline for the contract process, which has specific dates that are relative to the sorority process.

Sorority Housing Timeline

Fall 2016 process

  • September 6, 2016
    Sorority membership list verified with ICS system

Spring 2017 process

  • October 3, 2016
    Sorority Assistant will receive information on Spring 2017 floor, Fall 2017/Spring 2018 floor and overflow eligibility
  • November 6-10, 2016
    Sorority Assistant can update Spring 2017 housing assignments through the eLiving system
  • November 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m 206 Business Building
    Housing Workshop: Sorority Assistants will receive eLiving training and will update member eligibility for Spring 2017 housing
  • November 13, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
    Sorority members living off-campus are offered Spring 2017 Housing (based on space available) with a deadline of November 17th at noon.


Fall 2017-Spring 2018 process

  • November 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. 206 Business Building
    Housing Workshop: Sorority Assistants will receive eLiving training and will update member eligibility for Spring 2017, Fall 2017-Spring 2018 housing, and sorority overflow list 
  • November 6 - 10, 2016
    Sorority Assistant will review member eligibility for Fall 2017-Spring 2018 housing 
  • November 28, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
    OFFERED: Housing Contracts to eligible sorority and sorority overflow members for Fall 2017-spring 2018
  • December 1, 2016 at noon
    EXPIRE: Housing Contract offers made to eligible sorority and sorority overflow members for Fall 2017-Spring 2018. Expired offers cannot be reissued.
  • December 9, 2016
    Sorority will submit names of new sorority president and/or sorority assistant
  • March 14 - March 28, 2017
    Sorority Assistant will complete sorority members' assignments for Fall 2017-spring 2018 using the eLiving system
  • July 2017
    Fall 2017 Room Assignments posted on eLiving

Room Changes

As vacancies occur on the sorority floor, a sorority member assigned to overflow housing will automatically be reassigned to the sorority floor based on the order submitted.

If vacancies exist on the sorority floor and there are no overflow members to move, the Housing Chair will be notified that assignments may need to be consolidated.

Sorority members may use the Room Exchange eBoard in eLiving to process room changes during the advertised times that the eBoard is available. Sorority members may only switch rooms with other sorority members with the same type of Housing Contract. Sorority members assigned to medical rooms can only switch rooms with other sorority members assigned to medical rooms.

Refer to the Terms and Conditions related to the Sorority Chapters for additional details about the Housing Process.

Terms and Conditions