How to Join Sororities

Multicultural Greek Council Membership Intake

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.

Individually, each chapter will also hold its recruitment period at the beginning of every semester. These recruitment events typically consist of informational meetings, philanthropic and educational sessions, and social events. Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend these events, research the organizations, and attend other programs held by the chapter to learn more about the organization and its members. 

Learn more about MGC here.

RSVP for Fall 2018 Meet the Greeks (Tuesday, August 28) here.*

*Disclaimer: Not Panhellenic Recruitment Registration

National Pan-Hellenic Council Membership Intake

Each NPHC Fraternity and sorority brings in new members based on their chapter schedule and their need for chapter growth through a process called Membership Intake. When organizations are looking to conduct membership intake, many of them will host an informational meeting in which criteria for membership is explained. Such meetings are usually publicized via flyers on campus or via the chapters social media page.

NPHC will host a general information session about all of its organizations for students who have questions about the intake process. This information session, called "Meet the Greeks" is often hosted in conjunction with MGC chapters within the first two weeks of each semester. This is a great opportunity to meet our culturally based fraternities and sororities and get to know them in an informal setting.  

NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 hours of college credit with a minimum GPA requirement (set by each chapter). Prospective members must also demonstrate campus and/or community involvement.

In the event that one is interested in joining a NPHC fraternity or sorority, one is strongly encouraged to show interest by attending chapter programs and events, getting to know members of that organization, researching information about the organization in which one is interested, and by attending an interest meeting or informational for the chapter in which one is interested in.

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Learn more about NPHC here

RSVP for Fall 2018 Meet the Greeks (Tuesday, August 28) here.*

*Disclaimer: Not Panhellenic Recruitment Registration

Panhellenic Council Recruitment

Secondary Recruitment 

Events for Spring Informal Recruitment will begin on Sunday, February 17th 2019. Students must be considered a full-time student (registered for at least 12 semester hours at The University of Iowa).

 On Sunday, February 17th there will 2 times for a high encouraged values presentation on the University of Iowa's Fraternity and Sorority Life Community at 2:30pm and 3:00pm in the Big Ten Theater of the IMU (located on the 3rd Floor of IMU). You are high encouraged to attend either time to get a better understanding of the Informal Recruitment Process. This values based presentation helps guide potential members of our community in identifying their personal values, discussing those values with active sorority women, and making decisions that are based on their own personal values and the individual chapters values. Once attending the presentation you have the opportunity to meet all Fraternity and Sorority Life Chapters in the Second Floor Ballroom of the IMU. 

Chapters eligible for Secondary Recruitment for Spring 2019 include: 

Alpha Chi Omega:

Alpha Epsilon Phi:

Delta Delta Delta:

Delta Gamma:

Delta Zeta:

Pi Beta Phi:

Zeta Tau Alpha:

For more information or specific questions please contact the VP for Recruitment, Sydney Papadopoulos, at or (563) 275-6277

Learn more about PHC here