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Fraternity Purchasing Association (FPA)


The Fraternity Purchasing Association is a cooperative buying association which has been in existence since 1939. It is owned and operated by the residential student organizations at the University of Minnesota.

The combined purchases of the member fraternities and sororities through F.P.A. represent approximately $1,000,000.00 annually.

Among the categories purchased through the Association are all foods, repairs, services, supplies, and equipment. The contact information for all of these resources can be found on the 'Approved Vendors' tab.

In addition, F.P.A. provides monthly and quarterly financial statements and tax work for member organizations, assists in securing personnel for houses, and prepares numerous fraternity/sorority fees

Below is the information for each of our employees, and the current mailing address. To inquire about any of your organization's billing info, or to request any of our financial services, please contact us via email or phone and one of our contacts listed below will reach out to you shortly afterward! 

Contact Info:

Chari Porter - Manager
Michelle Ballensky - Accountant
Ruth Enge - Auditor

Phone Number & Email:

(612) 624-5015
[email protected]

Mailing Address:

Fraternity Purchasing Association
2221 University Ave SE #111
Minneapolis, MN 55414