Start a New Chapter

If you are interested in starting a chapter of Triangle, the following steps will lead you to success:

  • Download and complete the Interest Group Contact Form (below) and return it to Gary Ballinger at Triangle Fraternity via email (  Include in your email the individual who will serve as the main point of contact between the Interest Group and Triangle Fraternity.


  • If the college or university is receptive to the idea, download the New Chapter Expansion document (below) and review it carefully. Triangle Fraternity recognizes two levels of new groups: Colony and Chapter. A Colony contains at least 20 men who upon formation begin the process of New Member Education and creating the foundation for a successful Chapter. Once the group has reached the average Triangle Fraternity chapter size and formed a healthy, sustainable student organization, the Colony is encouraged to petition Triangle Fraternity’s National Council for Chapterhood.


  • Once the group reaches 20 men, a Triangle staff member or national volunteer will arrange for a campus visit to work with the group and determine if recognizing the Colony is the right choice.

For more information on Triangle Fraternity and it’s benefits, visit the Prospective & Parents by clicking “Perspectives” in menu bar or click here.

Have a question and cannot find the answer?  Reach out to us!  Contact the following individuals for assistance in starting a new Triangle chapter.

Gary Ballinger
Director of Chapter Development
(317) 837-9640