The following information was provided by Betsy Adams, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fall fraternity and sorority recruitment events are just around the corner! Because first-year students are not eligible, fall recruitment is much smaller and less formalized than in the spring. As a reminder, students must have completed at least 12 hours of college credit and have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. They must also complete the Hazing Prevention 101 and Fraternity & Sorority Life Modules of PreventZone. Anyone interested in joining a fraternity or sorority in the fall must submit a grade release to the Office of Student Engagement.
Chapters will each host their own events, and no registration is necessary. Typically all fraternity chapters in the IFC will have a fall class. Grade releases are due by Friday, September 6th at noon. Bids will be distributed Wednesday, September 11th.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):
This council does not have a coordinated recruitment calendar. Please contact Shane Taylor, Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority life, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about specific chapters or the general process to join.
Each chapter will determine if they will take new members through Continuous Open Bidding (COB). We will not know until at least the second week of September which chapters will host recruitment events and extend bids, and it is likely that only 3-4 chapters will participate. If your student is interested in Panhellenic Council, she may complete the interest form found here and we will keep her informed on the COB process.
To contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem. The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
Select slide shows and handouts from Orientation sessions are available online.