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Houston Panhellenic Council (HPC) Sororities

Sorority Fall Primary Recruitment is scheduled for September 17-21, 2020.

Online registration will begin May 1st and go through September 9th, 2020.

The Recruitment Registration Fee, paid to the Houston Panhellenic Council, is used to assist in the management, promotion, and coordination of this leadership development experience for college women.

  • Early Bird Registration: May 1st – June 30th ($65.00)

For more information about the Panhellenic Council and the recruitment process, visit the Houston Panhellenic Council website.

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Fraternities

Fall Recruitment begins August 24th- September 30th, 2020

Online registration will begin on May 1st and go through September 9th, 2020.

The Recruitment Registration Fee, paid to the Interfraternity Council, is used to assist in the management, promotion, and coordination of the fall recruitment process for prospective fraternity men. All interested men must pay the recruitment registration fee to participate in the council’s recruitment process.

  • Early Bird Registration: May 1st – September 1st ($10.00)
  • All interested men must also attend one Open House event put on by the council. Open House Dates are as follows:
    • September 1st, 5-9 pm in the Student Centers Houston Room
    • September 9th, 5-9 pm in the Student Centers Houston Room
    Other suggested, but not required, Council Recruitment events include the following:
    • Letters Day Out- August 26th, 12-2 pm in Butler Plaza
    • Letters Day Out - September 3rd 12-2 pm in Butler Plaza
    • September 16th – Individual Organization Rush Events Begin
  • For more information about the Panhellenic Council and the recruitment process, visit the Interfraternity Council's website.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Fraternities and Sororities

NPHC does not have a structured recruitment process/period as each member group’s national organization has different requirements for their Membership Intake Process. Each group will host an interest/rush meeting either in the fall or spring semester where you can officially express your interest and receive details as to what is required to attain membership with their group.

The NPHC hosts an event called "Meet The Greeks" every semester. During this program you will receive a brief overview of NPHC and each of its member organizations. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the different chapter members and the chapter presidents. Each organization also has various events and activities throughout the semester that prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Fraternities and Sororities

The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life can help those interested in joining a MGC fraternity/sorority but the best way for a potential new member to get information about each organization is on their national website or the UH Get Involved website.

Each organization will host recruitment/rush events, which are basically informational sessions with the members of the respective organization. These are usually held in the early part of the fall and/or spring semester and this is a wonderful opportunity where you can receive more information about the organization and what is required to gain membership within the group.

United Greek Council

UGC does not have a specific recruitment process as each organization has their own specific guidelines for new member intake. Each organization will host recruitment/rush events, which are informational sessions with the members of the respective organization. Individual UGC organizations will also host a variety of events ranging from service to social throughout the year. It is highly recommended for those looking to join a fraternity or sorority to attend these various events.

The council will host a week of activities early in the fall and spring semester. This is an opportunity for interested students to receive more information about all the organizations in the council and what is required to become a member.