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Membership Selection

Recruitment is an organized process in which current members meet new potential members, educate them about their organization, and select individuals to become new members of their chapter. Recruitment is an important activity for all fraternities and sororities because it shapes the future of their chapter. It is therefore essential that chapters establish a recruitment environment in which current members can communicate to potential new members how their organization has bettered their college experience.

The recruitment period begins each semester from the time of the second All Fraternity and Sorority meeting and ends four weeks after. It is very important that potential new members meet and consider ALL options so they can compare, contrast, and finally decide which organization they feel is the right one for them. Remember, the best way to realize what is right is to see what is not.

Membership Eligibility & Policy

To join a fraternity/sorority, you must currently:

  • have earned 12 credits or more and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average or better, or
  • have earned 24 credits or more and a cumulative 2.25 grade point average or better, and
  • be in good academic standing with the College and must not be on disciplinary probation.

Questions to Ask Before Joining

Each fraternity or sorority has their own ideals and traditions which make them unique. Below are a variety of commonly asked questions that one might ask when meeting a given fraternity or sorority to find out more about.

  • When and where were you founded?
  • What are the guiding principles of your organization?
  • What is your philanthropy and how has your chapter contributed?
  • What is entailed in the education process of new members and what is the time commitment?
  • What are the financial obligations of your organization?
  • Has your fraternity/sorority received any special honors?
  • What is your organizations history/reputation at the college?
  • How many members are in your chapter?
  • What is expected of active members?
  • What leadership opportunities are available?
  • What activities does your chapter sponsor?
  • What annual events do you hold?
  • What made you join your specific organization?
  • What has been the most rewarding experience of being in your organization?