The process for joining a fraternity or sorority is called “Recruitment” or “Intake.” Students are eligible for membership into any of our 22 values-based social fraternities or sororities, once they meet the minimum requirement for scholarship, service and leadership. While the member organizations of each governing council organize this process differently, each process allows a student the opportunity to meet other students, as well as to learn what each fraternity or sorority has to offer its members.
Hosted by the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Panhellenic Council (PC), recruitment is an opportunity to meet hundreds of your peers, get acquainted with the campus, and begin your life as a college student. Without a doubt, you will meet the men and women who will be your best friends during your college years and beyond.
By participating in recruitment, you are taking the first step toward an active and enriching experience as a fraternity or sorority member. IFC Fraternities facilitate recruitment 365 days a year. If you are interested in one of these organizations, feel free to contact their recruitment chair directly through their listings. Panhellenic sororities primarily recruit through formal recruitment during the fall semester. During the spring, the sororities have informal recruitment, called Continuous Open Bidding (COB) or Continuous Open Recruitment (COR). This process is shorter and tends to be less of a time commitment, but not all of the sororities participate in informal recruitment.
Membership intake is the membership selection process conducted by the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). Early in the fall semester, the MGC fraternities and sororities represented on campus present information about their individual chapters for prospective members. Each chapter will not begin its actual membership intake process until later in the academic year, as MGC-affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until 12-24 hours of college credit with a minimum GPA are completed.
Please talk with the chapter(s) you are interested in for full details about their requirements. We strongly encourage those interested in the Membership Intake process to attend the Meet the Greeks events or MGC Informational sessions held throughout the year.