How to Join
Fraternities and sororities have been on campus since 1866. Over 3,600 men and women at Iowa are members of the FSL community. That comes out to over 17% of the total undergraduate student body.
Being Greek at Iowa means caring about Fraternity & Sorority Life's four pillars: service, scholarship, friendship, and leadership. By joining a fraternity or sorority, you have the opportunity to begin your legacy at Iowa. A variety of different chapters exist on campus to help you do just that.
There are 49 chapters at Iowa that are governed by one of four councils: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Council (PHC).
Each of the four councils has its own recruitment and membership intake process.
Learn more about each individual council’s process here.
How to Learn More
- During Summer Orientation, attend one of our sessions or stop by our table at the Information Fair
- Talk to members of the community about their experience
- Stop by the FSL table at Student Org Fairs
- Participate in one of the recruitment/intake processes organized by the councils
How to Join Fraternities
Informal Recruitment: Our 20 IFC Fraternities recruit year round and there are many opportunities to join a chapter throughout the year. Chapters will be hosting recruitment events in the Iowa City area or in your hometown over the summer.
How to Join Sororities
At the beginning of each semester, the MGC works with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) to host Meet the Greeks, an event that allows students to meet the various multicultural and historically African-American fraternities and sororities on campus. In addition to Meet the Greeks, students can meet our chapters at the Student Org Fair every semester.
Starting in Fall of 2019, each member looking to join the Fraternity and Sorority Life community at the University of Iowa will have the chance to experience two pre-joining education modules. These modules focus on expectations of membership, health and safety and student success.