Become a Green Chapter

Become a UMD Green Chapter

Chapters are accepted into the Green Chapter program on a first come first serve basis at the beginning of each academic year. For more information or if your chapter is interested in participating in the program, please email

In order for participating chapters to become Green Chapter certified, fraternities and sororities must complete three steps:

1.      Appoint/elect a Sustainability Chair

Your Sustainability Chair will serve as a key point of contact between your chapter and the Green Chapter program. The Sustainability Chair will be responsible for coordinating events within your community, keeping track of your progress through the Green Chapter steps, and completing your final Org-Sync application form. The Sustainability Chair will meet with Green Chapter staff to assist your in achieving Green Chapter status. 

​2.      Have 30% of chapter members become Green Terp certified

Green Terp supports and promotes individual students who take steps to reduce their environmental footprint. Students will receive a checklist of actions and must adopt 10 habits to become Green Terp certified.  Encourage your brothers and sisters to take individual action to reduce their carbon footprint by signing up for the Green Terp program.

3.      Complete four (4) chapter-wide actions

These Chapter-wide actions are not only sustainable actions, but also support the six pillars of Greek Life and encourage campus and community development. This checklist is not an exhaustive list of the possible actions your Chapter could take so feel free to create your own sustainable actions if you feel inspired! Please choose three actions from the following list.