Depending on which organization you would like to join, there is a different process for becoming a member. Please read the description of the councils by clicking the "Councils" tab in the menu bar at the top of this page first so you clearly know what membership process you are intending to go through. Then, click the links at the top or scroll down for more information on recruitment or intake.
Interfraternity Council fraternities recruit new members into their organization through a “Recruitment Week” process. This week, typically occurring at the beginning of each semester, begins with a required orientation for potential new members and a chance to meet representatives from each chapter.
During the recruitment week, potential new members will have the opportunity to visit each fraternity chapter during the open-house events. The week will end with a Bid-Day, in which all potential new members will be able to view which chapters have invited them to join (known as a bid). The bids will be extended through the Interfraternity Council. Those who are interested in participating in IFC Recruitment must register before the recruitment week begins.
Registration for the 2014 IFC Fraterntiy Spring Recruitment Week is not yet open. Please check back in December.
Spring 2014 Men's Recruitment will begin with Recruitment Orientation on Monday, January 13th. Recruitment events will take place January 13 - January 17th. Bid Day will be Saturday, January 18th.
The following organizations will be participating in Spring Recruitment:
Alpha Gamma Rho
Beta Theta Pi
Delta Tau Delta
Kappa Alpha Order
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Beta Rho
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) will also be returning to campus in spring 2014. Recruitment for FIJI will begin after Spring IFC Bid Day.
Each organization accepts New Members through a New Member Education process which is set in place by each respective organization’s National infrastructure.
Most organizations participate in a new member process at the beginning of the semester. To partake in this process, an interested member must meet certain requirements set forth by each respective organization (GPA minimum, community service, good character, etc.). These requirements are set forth to ensure each organization has not only a close-knit bond with one-another, but also holds academic achievement and serving the community at a higher standard. If you would like more information on any of the fraternities/sororities within the Multicultural Greek Council, please contact the organization’s president.
NPHC fraternities and sororities initiate new members through a membership intake process (MIP). Each group holds its process at its own specified and designated time.
Undergraduate students that wish to affiliate with NPHC chapters must meet certain specific membership qualifications. These standards include academic achievement (2.3-2.5 gpa depending upon the organization), community service and good character. Such requirements are designed to promote the building of strong and effective chapters. Each affiliate organization shall implement its own membership intake process that is developed by the National organization.
Each affiliate organization implements the guidelines and details of its own membership intake process, so the lengths of the specific programs vary.
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities recruit new members through a formal recruitment process each August, and through an informal recruitment each spring. Each of the 13 chapters participates in formal recruitment, and registration for potential new members typically opens in May.
Informal Spring Recruitment will take place on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Only those chapters with spaces in membership will be accepting new members during the spring semester. At Spring Recruitment, each registered potential new member will be given the opportunity to visit all participating chapters in one evening. At the conclusion of the evening, each potential new member will rank the chapters she attended, and invitations of membership (bids) will be given the next day.
Any woman student who did not recieve a bid during Fall Formal Recruitment is eligible to participate in spring recruitment.
Registration for Spring Recruitment and a list of the sororities participating will be made available in January.
High School Seniors that have applied to the University of Tennessee and are interested in joining a sorority can attend Panhellenic Preview. This program is for students and their parents. It will be held on March 1, 2014. Promotional materials will go out in January and registration will be available shortly after that.
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