Joining a fraternity or sorority is often referred to as a "mutual selection process." While potential new members are getting information about the over 34 organizations on campus, the current members of the organization are getting to know the potential new members! There will definitely be a fit for you with one of our organizations, you just need to attend one of the many recruitment or intake events. Please visit the "Our Organizations" page to find out more information about the specific organizations and chapters on our campus, or keep scrolling through this page to look at all of the options for membership in our four governing councils!
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) oversees a Fall and Spring structured recruitment process. The executive board members host several information events to help potential members understand the recruitment process for member fraternities. Individual organizations will then host their own events, and potential members may choose to visit as many or as few organizations as they wish throughout the week. The Interfraternity Council executive board then hosts a values presentation and bid distribution event for potential members. To learn more information or register for recruitment, please visit the IFC Website.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations will 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 membership in an MGC or NPHC organization are encouraged to do their own research and attend educational and volunteer programs sponsored by the organization in order to express an interest in membership.
The Women's Panhellenic Association (WPA) hosts a formal recruitment process every Fall semester for member sororities, typically held on weekends in late September. The process involves several optional information sessions, followed by the first event called "Recruitment Orientation" where potential members will receive an overview of the process and meet their Rho Gamma (stands for recruitment guide, similar to an Orientation Leader). After Recruitment Orientation, potential members will meet all 10 sororities on Welcome Day, and then for subsequent days of formal recruitment, receive invitations to visit organizations before potentially receiving one invitation for membership on Bid Day. Registration for this process is required and can be completed by visiting the WPA website. Following formal recruitment, it is possible that some member sororities may still have the ability to take more new members in a process called "Continuous Open Bidding" during the Fall semester and/or the Spring semester, but this is not guaranteed.