The decision to join a Greek letter organization should only be made after careful thought and research. Fraternity or sorority membership lasts a lifetime. While there are countless benefits to Greek membership, the time and financial commitment should also be considered.
Once the decision to join has been made, learn more about each organization though the Recruitment or Intake processes listed below. For event dates, refer to the Student Activities calendar or contact the Student Activities office.
For Panhellenic Association Sororities
Sororities in the Panhellenic Association (PA) participate in a structured week of Recruitment in September of each year. Sorority Recruitment offers the opportunity for potential new members to meet women in all four Panhellenic sororities. Potential members and chapter members participate in a mutual selection process culminating in Bid Day at the end of the week. Interested students may contact the Vice President of Recruitment for the Panhellenic Association. THIS YEAR'S RECRUITMENT IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2012-OCTOBER 4, 2012. Please register here:
For IFC Fraternities
Fraternities in the Interfraternity Council (IFC) participate in “Rush” which is typically held at the start of each fall and spring semester. Through organized recruitment events, potential new members have the opportunity to meet members of IFC fraternities and learn about each organization. At the end of Rush Week, potential members may receive bids to join a specific fraternity.
For MGC Fraternities & Sororities
The process to join a fraternity or sorority in the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) varies between organizations. Some MGC organizations host a Rush, General Information Meeting, or other informational session for potential new members to attend. These events are typically advertised around campus at the start of each semester. Students interested in joining a MGC fraternity or sorority can also attend open workshops, programs, and events hosted by the chapter to express interest in the organization. Meet the Greeks events sponsored by the Temple University Greek Association or the Multicultural Greek Council also offer great opportunities to learn about each organization and express interest.
For NPHC Fraternities & Sororities
Similar to groups in the MGC, National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternities and sororities do not participate in one specific membership selection process. Organizations in this council participate in “Intake” or a “Membership Intake Process”. At the discretion of its members, a fraternity or sorority may host an informational or interest session in the first few weeks of the fall or spring semester. The fraternity or sorority then selects candidates from its interested students. Students interested in a NPHC fraternity or sorority should attend programs, events, or informational tables hosted by the chapter and express interest.