Pierce greek life center

The Pierce Greek Life Center is located at 5500 Hardy Ave. in Fraternity Row.


Fraternal organizations have been a core component of the San Diego State community since 1899! Today, there are 44 recognized sororities and fraternities and over 4,000 student members. These organizations create smaller communities with the larger University environment for the purpose of facilitating growth of SDSU students. Fraternities and sororities each have a unique purpose based on values and ethics that foster the highest ideals and behavior.


  • Academic Achievement
  • Alumni and Family Relations
  • Chapter Management
  • Community Relations
  • Community Wellness
  • Diversity Education and Inclusion
  • Leadership Education and Development
  • Philanthropy and Service

Links to Required Online Training Modules

Sophomore Success Program Exemption Process (SSPEP)

Students who joined a social fraternity or sorority during the Fall semester can request to live in the chapter facility during their sophomore year; however, both the student and the chapter must meet specific requirements in the Fall semester in order to be eligible for this exemption process.

Individual Requirements: 
The student must have a Fall semester and total GPA at or above 2.80 and be in good standing with the university. This means they cannot be on academic probation/disqualification or judicial probation. Clarification: Rounding GPA figures does not occur. 

Organizational Requirements:
The fraternity or sorority chapter must acquire a minimum of "accredited" status on their Greek Accreditation evaluation for the Fall semester and have a Fall semester and total GPA at or above 2.80. Clarification: Rounding GPA figures does not occur. 


  • Students interested in being a resident of their respective fraternity or sorority chapter facility starting fall during their sophomore year must individually submit their interest to the Pierce Greek Life Center Advisory Team via the FSL Exemption Request Google Form. This form is not the full exemption request. The Pierce Greek Life Center Advisory Team will route (via AdobeSign) the Letter of Intent and Contract Release Request to all individuals that need to initial or sign this document within 5 business days of receiving the Google Form entry.
  • The routed Letter of Intent and Contract Release Request (electronic, 3-page document) must be electronically signed by the individual student, parent or guardian, and chapter advisor.
  • Students and chapters will be notified of eligibility.

The FSL Sophomore Success Program Exemption Process (SSPEP) is a chapter and member driven process. That said, the chapter is expected to send the information above to all first year, Fall new members who are interested in exploring the Sophomore Success Program Exemption Process. 

The 2022-20223 SSPEP for exemption in the 2023-2024 academic year is now closed. Information for the 2024-2025 academic year will be shared with chapters during the Fall 2023 semester.

Recruitment Information

Each governing council will be announcing their own recruitment/intake event dates on their respective social media accounts. For more timely updates, please refer to each governing council's instagram page:

  • @SDSUPanhellenic

To learn more about how to join and membership eligibility requirements, please visit our Intake Webpage. For the links to the required online training modules, please scroll down to the next section on this webpage.