How to Join
Fraternities and sororities conduct recruitment and intake events, activities, and informational sessions at various times during the year. Intake is the term NPHC and most MGC organizations use to bring new members into an organization. In 1990, all 9 NPHC groups prohibited "pledging" and began a process called "intake".
The recruitment process is either council or chapter coordinated, depending on which organization you are interested in joining. For specific council recruitment and intake information see the descriptions below.
IFC fraternities offer invitations/bids to prospective new members at the start of IFC Recruitment, which occurs during the first few weeks of each semester. Prospective members may receive multiple bids. Prior to the recruitment period, many chapters offer unique opportunities to get to know members through casual sporting events, service events, and dinners. The Interfraternity Council promotes year round recruitment so you can join at a time when you feel you are ready for membership.
Multicultural Greek Council
MGC does not hold a formal intake process. Each chapter has its own unique recruitment process that welcomes people from all cultures and backgrounds. Chapters take new members throughout the year and membership requirements and programs vary by organization. In order for perspective members to learn more about MGC and its chapters, students can attend various activities and programs sponsored by the MGC and individual chapters that take place throughout the academic year.
Most women join a Panhellenic organization through participation in the formal recruitment process in September. During this time, potential new members visit each chapter, meet women from the chapters, and learn about each organization. Chapters share information about their philanthropies, leadership opportunities, and academic and personal development programs. Once they join a chapter, new members experience a fun and educational new member period to assimilate them into Greek life.
For additional information on Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment and to register to participate click here.