Before seeking membership in any of the 44 organizations in our Fraternity/Sorority Community, ask the following:
- What are the guiding principles of the organization?
- What is the fraternity or sorority looking for in an ideal member?
- What is expected of active members?
- What are the expectations of new members?
- How much emphasis does the chapter place on scholarship, and are there any type of scholarship programs offered by the chapter?
- What leadership opportunities are available for me?
- What is their philanthropy and how has the chapter contributed?
- What are the community service requirements for members?
- What activities does the organization participate in or sponsor?
- How involved is the chapter with student government and other student organizations?
- How will this fraternity or sorority benefit me?
- How much does it cost to be involved with the fraternity/sorority?
How to Join an NPHC organization:
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations provide a unique opportunity for involvement, personal and leadership development. Each organization seeks to provide its members with an enriching college experience with great leadership opportunities. Students interested in joining one of the NPHC organizations should first research information about the organization they potentially are interested in. You can find information about the organization you are most interested in by visiting their national website. There you will find information that the organization stands for and gain a better understanding about the organization. A student should be open-minded since each organization varies from campus to campus. Get involved in student organizations. Potential members are more attractive to NPHC organizations when they are actively involved in campus life.
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.