How to Join
Joining a fraternity or
sorority can be one of the most rewarding experiences while at UNF. Depending on the organization you are
interested in, the process may be very different from council to council;
however, there are general requirements and expectations associated with our
REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN
In order to join any Greek-letter organization, a student must be/have:
- A fully admitted student at the University of North Florida at the time
- A full-time student at the University at the time of recruitment (unless
the organization permits part-time students to join).
- Full-time student
status is defined as 12 credit hours.
- Met the academic and grade point average requirement of at least a 2.65
cumulative grade point average.
- Each of our
fraternities and sororities have their own academic requirements. It is recommended that you consult with the
group(s) you are interested in about their GPA standards.
- All interested members
MUST fill out a Grade Verification Authorization Form.
HOW TO JOIN
Fraternities and sororities, based on chapter or council,
will organize a process for meeting UNF students; this process can be referred
to as recruitment, rush, or membership intake. This process provides the
prospective member an opportunity to meet other people on campus and learn what
each fraternity or sorority has to offer. Each of the four councils follows a
slightly different schedule and process for membership recruitment. Below is a
breakout of what to expect per council.
The Interfraternity Council offers a semi-structured
recruitment (also known as “Rush”) in both the fall and spring semesters. To kick off Rush Week, the IFC Executive
Board and chapters host Ballroom Recruitment in the Student Union where each
prospective members has the ability to meet and learn more about our active IFC
chapters. Following this event,
prospective members may attend recruitment events hosted by individual chapters
throughout the week. Upon meeting all
OFSL requirements, prospective members may be extended invitations to
membership, based on the discretion of each chapter.
Greek Council (MGC):
The Multicultural Greek Council chapters host interest
meetings for prospective members each semester.
During these meetings, prospective members will learn more about the
fraternity or sorority, their expectations, and their process for joining. It is highly encouraged for prospective
members to attend chapter-sponsored events that are open to the University
community so that they have the ability to meet as many members as
possible. Once the chapter receives
approval to conduct a membership intake process, prospective members may begin
the chapter’s process. It’s helpful to
know that not all chapter membership intake processes within MGC are the same.
Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):
The National Pan-Hellenic Council
hosts NPHC 101 each semester to allow prospective members to learn more about
each organization within the Divine Nine, as well as the council as a
whole. Students interested in any NPHC
organization are strongly encouraged to attend this event, along with events
hosted by groups of interest to meet members and learn more about the chapter. During both the fall and spring semesters,
each of our NPHC organizations will host interest meetings for prospective
members to learn more about that particular fraternity or sorority, their
expectations, and their process for joining.
Once the chapter receives approval to conduct a membership intake
process, prospective members may begin the chapter’s process. It’s helpful to know that not all chapter
membership intake processes within NPHC are the same.
The Panhellenic Council hosts a
fully-structured recruitment process during Labor Day weekend each September.
Registration to participate in Formal Recruitment is required and the link can
be found on the Panhellenic Council’s webpage.
During Formal recruitment, potential new members (PNMs) will have the
opportunity to meet women from each of our Panhellenic chapters. This is considered a mutual selection
process, as both chapters and PNMs will have the ability to choose who they
would like see the following day. Opportunities
to join later in the fall semester or during the spring semester may be
available; however, not all chapters may choose to host recruitment events
during that time.