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Recruitment and Intake Information

Joining a sorority or fraternity is often referred to as a “mutual selection process.” While potential new members are trying to determine which of the 32 organizations is the best fit for them, the sororities and fraternities are trying to identify the individuals who best align with their organization’s values. The Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life will provide interested students with opportunities to meet and greet with our 32 chapters throughout the year prior to council recruitment and intake. Each of our four council’s host a different recruitment experience for you to participate in. To learn more about the different processes, please continue reading.


The Interfraternity Council oversees a Fall and Spring introductory recruitment process. This will allow interested men to meet all 15 chapters, learn more about the community and the fraternal experience, and connect with officers of the IFC. From that point forward, IFC chapters will be able to recruit and initiate men meeting the IFC affiliation requirement year-round.


The Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) hosts a formal recruitment process every fall semester for interested women with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Prior to the process beginning, women may attend an information session to learn more about recruitment and the sorority experience. While primary recruitment takes place in the fall semester, and typically lasts for 5 days, some sororities may be eligible to continue informally recruiting throughout the remainder of the academic year.


National Pan-Hellenic Council & Unified Greek Council organizations will typically host their own individual interest meetings and membership selection/intake processes throughout the academic year. Interested members can learn more about NPHC organizations by attending the Meet the Greeks event each September. Those interested in an NPHC or UGC organization are encouraged to visit each organization’s national website, and then attend educational and volunteer programs sponsored by the organization in order to express an interest in membership.