Interested in Sorority or Fraternity Life at Emory? Please scroll down to find out more about the different types of recruitment.

Recruitment/Intake Dates

 

Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council

Recruitment/membership intake varies for each organization. Please contact each organization individually for more information.

EPC Formal Recruitment 2021

More information about EPC Formal Recruitment will be published in the coming months, however please see the schedule listed below:

Friday, January 8th: Convocation
Saturday, January 9th: Values Round
Sunday, January 10th: Philanthropy Round
Monday, January 11th: Sisterhood Round
Saturday, January 16th: Preference Round
Sunday, January 17th: Bid Day

Interfraternity Council Fall Recruitment 2020

Registration is now closed, but please reach out to ifc@emory.edu if you are interested in joining an IFC organization this fall.

Interfraternity Council Spring Recruitment 2021

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What Is Recruitment?

Recruitment can best be described as a mutual selection process; it gives the chapters a chance to get to know you, while helping you decide where you feel most comfortable. The experience offers a great opportunity to meet people, even if you decide that membership in a sorority or fraternity is not for you.

In order to give new students the opportunity to discover everything Emory has to offer, formal recruitment activities for both fraternities and sororities are deferred until the Spring semester.

Some chapters have mandatory GPA or membership requirements that are explained during the recruitment process.

Multicultural Greek Council
If you are interested in becoming a part of an MGC member organization, each organization recruits once every semester.  For the majority of our groups, there are two weeks set aside near the beginning of each semester to allow interested students to meet and mingle with the brothers and sisters of each group.  Please check with the organizations’ recruitment chairs, which you can find on their individual websites, or email us at emory.mgc@gmail.com and we will be happy to get you in contact with the correct person!

For general interest in the MGC community, please fill out this form.

National Pan-Hellenic Council
Anyone considering membership in a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization is required to attend one of two “NPHC Interest” meetings scheduled at the beginning of each semester.  This event is designed to allow potential new members a chance to informally visit each chapter while learning about the admission requirements and Emory policies.

For general interest in the NPHC community, please fill out this form.

The IFC Recruitment Process:

Fall Recruitment:

Each fall, the Interfraternity Council utilizes an informal recruitment model where 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students can choose to join a fraternity. Each chapter participating in recruitment is responsible for scheduling their own events in compliance with policies set by the IFC executive board.

Registration for fall 2020 recruitment can be found here.

Spring Recruitment:

Each spring, the Interfraternity Council utilizes a formal recruitment model where all Emory students are invited to come out to events and potentially join a fraternity. Spring recruitment is highly structured by the IFC executive board.

Registration for spring 2021 recruitment is currently closed.

Panhellenic formal recruitment is a process in which women have the opportunity to visit each of the National Panhellenic Conference sororities on Emory's campus and possibly join a chapter.  Ideally, recruitment is an opportunity for sisters and potential new members to meet one another and find a good fit.

Formal recruitment consists of four rounds spanning two weekends in early January. During the values round, each potential new member visits every sorority and learns about each their respective national values and ideals.  As recruitment progresses, sorority members and the potential initiates rank their choices in order of preference, assuring a mutual fit for both parties.

If you have any questions about Panhellenic Recruitment, please contact the Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions our office has received:

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life does not have a standardized requirement. Invididual councils and chapters have set requirements for members in order to join.

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life does not require recommendation letters, however individual chapters have different requirements that they will make potential new members aware of.

Sororities and fraternities membership is available to all. Although a financial commitment is necessary, it comes with many benefits. Furthermore, chapters provide scholarships, assistance, and payment plans; just ask.  

Recruitment can best be described as a mutual selection process. This means during each round, the chapters have the opportunity to invite prospective candidates to return for subsequent rounds, allowing potential new members to decide which chapters they wish to revisit.

Intake is a more specialized process based on the chapter.

Intake is the recruitment process used by Emory’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council. If you are interested in learning more about the NPHC groups, you must attend the Intake Interest meeting. This meeting will be held in mid-September and, once a date is selected, it will be posted on this website.  

As for the member organizations of the Multicultural Greek Council, each organization has their own recruitment events scheduled close to the beginning of each semester. These dates can be found on their respective websites or by emailing emory.mgc@gmail.com.

The all-Greek GPA average is continually higher then the college GPA average. Sororities and fraternities have GPA requirements and provide incentives, programs, and assistance such as study hours and tutors to help members achieve scholastic success.

Why should I join? Why did you join? How long is the new member process? How will sorority or fraternity life benefit me in the future? What campus and community organizations have you had the opportunity to participate in as a result of your membership? What opportunities are there for leadership and involvement within the chapter and the sorority and fraternity community?

There are no bad questions to ask during the recruitment/intake process. It is in your best interest to get to know the chapter you might join.

Keep an open mind about each individual sorority and fraternity. Each chapter has its own individual and unique values, characteristics, and programs. You must decide where you feel most comfortable and at home, and with which chapter and its members do you see yourself being friends, trusting, depending on, and supporting in the future.

Sororities and fraternities were founded on the principles of leadership, scholarship, philanthropy/service, and sister/brotherhood. Hazing is not tolerated in any form by the sorority and fraternity community or the university. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss privately, or ever feel uncomfortable in any situation, please contact the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life. We will be happy to confidentially address your concerns.

Recruitment/Intake is the only way to get an accurate, first-hand account of whether you want to be a part of Emory’s fraternity and sorority community for your next three and a half years!

Most importantly, it can be a lot of fun. Chapters arrange a lot of activities to get to know you and introduce you to their groups.

Recruitment is about meeting people. Roughly 1/3rd of the undergraduates at Emory are in a sorority or fraternity.  When you go through recruitment, you will be able to meet many of them. These people are Emory leaders, honored scholars, talented athletes, and devoted community servants.

Recruitment will give you a chance to see what each organization is about. With so many men and women in sororities and fraternities on campus, you won’t know what you’re missing unless you give it a chance.

There are also chapters on campus that participate in ongoing recruitment and intake, so you can potentially have the opportunity to join an organization throughout the semester, not just at the start.

Keep your options open and learn about all of them so you can make the right decision about which is the best fit for you. Recruitment and intake gives you the chance to identify the differences in each chapter and choose the one with which you would be most comfortable.