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How to Join

 

Greek members leaning on each other and smiling


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 community. 

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 of recruitment
  •  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. 
  

 

  Interfraternity Council (IFC):  Interfraternity Council Logo

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.   

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC):  Multicultural Greek Council logo

 

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.

 

 

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): National Pan-Hellenic Council

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. 

Panhellenic Council (PC): Panhellenic Council logo

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.