How to Join:
Membership in a fraternity/sorority is a lifelong commitment and provides enriching experiences for students both during and following their undergraduate career. Prospective members are encouraged to make a fully informed decision regarding this life-time commitment. Questions to consider include:
- Sense of Belonging- Fraternities and Sororities provide students with a home away from home atmosphere. In your pursuit of an organization do you feel welcome and at ease around the members?
- Personal Values- Do the espoused values of the organization align with your personal values?
- Greater Purpose- Do the philanthropic causes and/or service opportunities appeal to causes that you value?
- Growth and Achievement- How will the experience contribute to your growth and development in regard to your personal and career goals?
The process of joining a fraternity or sorority varies from council to council. The Interfraternity Council provides opportunities for prospective members to interact with members in a variety of informal settings. These experiences are designed to help prospective members gain insight into the brotherhood within the organization. Affiliate chapters in the Interfraternity council host a series of recruitment events typically at the beginning of each semester. Prospective members must have a minimum GPA of 2.6 to receive a bid to join an IFC fraternity. For more information about joining an IFC affiliation fraternity please visit the link here.
The process of joining a fraternity or sorority affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council varies chapter to chapter however it is recommended that an individual interested in joining the organization meet the following criteria: have a minimum of 12 credit hours; demonstrate active engagement in community service, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and, support local chapter programs and events. Chapters affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council typically only hold membership intake activities once per year at the discretion of their respective local and regional officers. For more information about the National Pan-Hellenic Council please visit the link here.
The Panhellenic Association holds its annual formal recruitment process at the beginning of the Fall semester. Interested students must register to sign up to participate in the formal recruitment process. There is a fee ranging from $25-$40 for interested students. Students must meet a minimum GPA of 2.5 in order to be eligible to join a Panhellenic sorority. Interested students are expected to be available to participate throughout the duration of Formal Recruitment which usually occurs the weekend following Labor Day each year. For more information about the Panhellenic Association please visit the link here.
Why shouldn't you? College is one the best opportunities a man or woman can have to prepare themselves for life. Joining a fraternity or sorority makes that experience whole. Joining will be right for you if you want to:
- be a part of the largest social atmosphere on campus
- participate in philanthropic & community service activities
- make lifelong friends and brothers/sisters
- share a common ritual that thousands of other men/women have experienced; connecting to men/women you have never even met
- gain access to some of the largest and most reliable networks in the world
- develop skills such as: bookkeeping, public speaking, event planning, catering, public relations, marketing, and many other areas
- dive into a deeply rich cultural atmosphere experiencing amazing speakers that the average student never gets to see and communicate with students from other cultures
Chapters at ISU
There are 28 Greek-letter chapters at Indiana State University in three governing councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Association (PA).
If you are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority please complete the form below which will allow us to verify your eligibility:
By clicking on the name of each chapter, you can explore their inter/national websites to learn more about each organization.