Recruitment & Intake

Our fraternities and sororities host recruitment and intake processes at various points throughout the year.  For some of our councils, there are coordinated efforts near the beginning of the academic semesters as a way to get started.  For other councils, efforts are planned and sponsored by chapters individually, more information can be found below.

Join us on Wednesday, August 25th at noon for an overview and Q&A regarding joining the fraternity/sorority community. This session will be hosted via Zoom and captions are available here.

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Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Recruitment is a time for potential new members to meet chapters and for chapter members to get to know potential new members in a relaxed setting. During this time potential new members should ask whatever questions feel pertinent, such as finance, scholarship, activities, housing, and time commitment. This is a time to find a chapter where you feel most comfortable and the men align with your personal values.

Fall 2021 Recruitment Information: 

Fall 2021 IFC Recruitment has been updated to provide a safe opportunity for joining the IFC community.  

  • PNM Orientation: Sunday, September 12
  • IFC Tabling: Monday, September 13 & Tuesday, September 14
  • Chapter Recruitment Events Begin: Friday, September 17
  • Chapter Bid Lists Due: Thursday, September 30

Registration and additional information will be available in early July.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

MGC does not host a formal intake process. Each organization is responsible for their own unique recruitment processes and events, all of which welcomes people from various cultures, identities, and backgrounds. Chapters intake new membership throughout the year, and the new membership requirements and programs vary. If there is interest in a particular organization, contacting the organizations new membership/rush chair would be the first step.

Spring 2022 Meet the Greeks

Come join us on Wednesday February 2nd at 6:00pm to learn more about our current organizations! It will be located at Memorial Union in the MGC Room (fourth floor).


If you are interested in gaining an insight on all of the organizations that belong to the Multicultural Greek Council, feel free to attend numerous events sponsored by the MGC, as well as the various programs and activities that are held by its membership throughout the year.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

NPHC does not host a formal intake process. Each organization is responsible for their own unique recruitment processes and events that occur throughout the semester. Chapters intake new membership, but the semesters vary, as well as the new membership requirements and intake programs. If there is interest in a particular organization, contacting the organizations new membership/intake chair would be the first step.

Spring 2022 Meet the Greeks

Meet the Divine Nine organizations on Thursday February 27th at 6:00pm! It will be located at Union South in the Northwoods room (third floor).


If you are interested in gaining an insight on all of the organizations that belong to the National Pan-Hellenic Council, feel free to attend numerous events sponsored by the NPHC, as well as the various programs and activities that are held by its membership throughout the year.

Panhellenic Association (PHA)

There are two different types of recruitment for our Panhellenic chapters.

Primary Recruitment

This mutual selection process is coordinated by the council officers and is designed to allow chapters the opportunity to meet interested women and for potential new members to have the opportunity to meet all of our chapters that participate in Primary Recruitment.  At the start of Primary Recruitment, you will meet your Rho Gamma or “recruitment guide.”  Rho Gammas are current students and members of one of our Panhellenic chapters.  They disaffiliate for the process to help support you from a neutral stance, ask and answer questions you may have, and serve as your main contact throughout Primary Recruitment.

Overall, we have four rounds of Primary Recruitment.  You will learn about all of our chapters during Round One and from there, you will visit fewer and fewer chapters.  After each round, you will use a program to enter your selections for the next round.  Each chapter completes the same process for the women that attended their events that day.  For the following round, if you and the chapter mutually select each other, you will receive an invitation back to that chapter.  You may receive an invitation to any chapter that you visit during the previous round.  Primary Recruitment culminates in Bid Day where we celebrate all of our new members and you get to meet all of your new sisters at each chapter’s Bid Day celebration.

Fall 2022 Primary Recruitment information coming soon!

Informal Recruitment

After Primary Recruitment and during the spring semester, chapters that are eligible continue to recruit new members may conduct a process known as Continuous Open Bidding (COB).  Not all of our chapters will be eligible to COB.  This informal process is coordinated on a chapter basis, but you can contact Panhellenic to get more information on the chapters that are participating and when they are hosting events.  We also recommend following Panhellenic’s social media to stay connected.

To register for informal recruitment, please register here.