Greek Life

Recruitment Tips

  • Organize your recruitment period schedule - plan enough time for schoolwork, meals, personal time, and recruitment events. 
  • Be yourself - joining a fraternity or sorority is like finding a new "home". Active members of fraternities and sororities want to meet and get to know the real you. Acting like someone else can leave you in a chapter that may not be your best fit "home".
  • Learn from reliable sources - if you really want to know something about a particular fraternity or sorority, ask a member of the chapter via social media or in-person means, contact someone in the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff, talk to a recruitment counselor, or reach out to someone on the council's executive board. 
  • Choose the chapter that is right for YOU - think about all the options you have, and join the fraternity/sorority with which you fit in the best and feel the most comfortable, regardless of where your friends may end up. 
  • Learn about the fraternity/sorority chapter - by doing this, you can make a better decision on which fraternity/sorority you would like to join. Ask a lot of questions, and meet as many people as you can. After all, that is what recruitment is for - you should keep in mind that these are the people with whom you will be spending the next few years and with whom you will share friendships for a lifetime.
  • Ask the right questions - consider your values and what you want out of your fraternity or sorority experience. you should try to learn the following things about each chapter:
    • How much emphasis does your chapter place on scholarship, and are there any type of scholarship programs offered by your chapter?
    • How involved is your chapter with IFC (Interfraternity Council), PHC (Panhellenic Council), UGC (United Greek Council), student government, and other campus organizations?
    • What type of community service programs does your chapter participate in?
    • How much does it cost to be involved with the fraternity/sorority?
    • What kind of time commitment is required in the new member education program of the fraternity/sorority?