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FAQ

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

IS THERE A GPA REQUIREMENT?  

Yes. The Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life requires all students desiring to participate in recruitment or membership intake for any of our chapters to have a minimum of 2.5 GPA.  

DO I NEED RECOMMENDATION LETTERS?

 No.  Potential new members are not required to secure recommendations in order to receive bids. It is the responsibility of the chapter to obtain a recommendation if one is needed.

DOES IT COST A LOT? 

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

HOW DOES RECRUITMENT/INTAKE  WORK? 

It can best be described as a mutual selection process. This means during each round the chapters have the opportunity to invite back potential new members and the potential new members will decide which chapters they would like to visit again.

WHAT IS INTAKE? 

Intake is the recruitment process used by Emory’s National Pan-Hellenic Counci and Multicultural Greek Councill.  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 decided upon it will be posted on this website.  

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

WILL BEING GREEK AFFECT MY GRADES? 

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.

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK DURING RECRUITMENT/INTAKE?

Why should I pledge? Why did you pledge? How long is the new member program? How will Greek 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 Greek community?

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING RECRUITMENT/INTAKE?

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 you see yourself being friends, trusting, depending on, and supporting in the future.

DO THE SORORITIES/FRATERNITIES HAZE? 

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 Greek community or the University. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss privately, or ever feel uncomfortable in a situation, please contact the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life. We will be happy to confidentially address your concerns.