Sororities

The University is pleased to provide on-campus housing in South Housing Area for approved 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 for a student to receive a Housing and Food Service (HFS) Contract for a sorority chapter's housing space on either the chapter floor or overflow housing is determined by the sorority chapter's Sorority Assistant, within the guidelines established in the Sorority Chapter Terms, Conditions, and Regulations. 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 housing process, which has specific dates that are relative to the sorority process.

Sorority Housing Timeline

Fall 2019-Spring 2020 process

The timeline for the fall 2019-spring 2020 process has been established to occur after spring recruitment.  

Date Process
by 5:00 pm - February 1, 2019 Deadline for each sorority chapter to submit list of student names who will receive invitation to create a HFS Contract. This includes students who will be living on the sorority floor and overflow housing
by 5:00 pm - February 4, 2019 Identified students will be invited to login to eLiving to view the sorority space and create a HFS Contract offer that must be accepted by deadline. 

Noon -
February 7, 2019

If a student created an HFS Contract offer, the offer must be accepted before Noon February 7. Once the HFS Contract offer expires, the student will not be able to accept the offer to live in sorority housing.

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, Conditions, and Regulations related to the Sorority Chapters for additional details about the Housing Process.

Terms, Conditions, and Regulations