Cost of Membership

Theta Delta Sigma, like any organization, requires financial resources to operate. By assessing dues and fees, each individual enables Theta Delta Sigma Society to exist and to provide programs, resources, and services for its chapters and members. Theta Delta Sigma takes great pride in being financially acessible to almost everyone who is willing to devote the effort and energy needed for membership. We strive to keep our national dues and fees low -- much lower than most fraternities and sororities. Local dues are set by each chapter and vary depending on the specific needs of the group.

Even with the low fees that we offer, we understand that some individuals may experience financial hardships and that meeting this obligation may seem like an insurmountable barrier to membership. If this describe you and you have the time, energy, and desire to join Theta Delta Sigma, but can't raise the modest fees, please discuss your situation with the leadership of the local chapter. Payment plans and a limited number of other options are available for those who qualify. We don't want money to stand in the way of a fantastic future sibling! Questions regarding financial obligations can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Member Fee Schedule

Fee Amount Due Date
New Member Fee $275 Upon acceptance of membership (bid) invitation.

First Semester Total: $275+Chapter Fees (as of August 2015)

Fee Descriptions

The following information provides a basic understanding of the financial obligations associated with membership:

New Member Fee

The New Member Fee is a one-time (non-refundable) fee. Upon accepting an invitation to membership, each new member is expected to pay a new member fee. This covers the costs of the talisman and other resources provided to the chapter for new member orientation. Additionally, indiviudals will receive the standard new member package which includes a membership badge, membership certificate, t-shirt, and other things.

National Per Capita Dues

National Per Capita Dues (national dues) are paid each semester by February 15th and October 1st. National dues are non-refundable and are used to fund the general operations of Theta Delta Sigma Society, Inc. including, but not limited to, national programs, chapter support, general liability insurance coverage, and member services.

Chapter Dues

Chapter Dues are determined by each chapter. Chapter dues are used to fund the general operations of the chapter in which they are paid. In addition to the operating costs, chapter dues will also cover chapter activities such as service and social events, recruitment tools, travel, etc. Using chapter dues to fund the purchase of alcohol is expressly prohibited.