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How to Join / Eligibility

How to Join

Joining a Greek organization is a fun and exciting time.  A little background information is critical to help you determine which recruitment you may choose to go through.  Each Values-Based Greek organization on campus is governed by an overarching council.

*The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for UD's values-based fraternal organizations.
*The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing body for UD's historically Black values-based fraternities and sororities.  
*The National Panhellenic Council (Panhellenic) is the governing body for UD's values-based sororities.

These councils aid the chapter organizations in the areas of recruitment, academics, service, public relations, financial and educational programming, and risk management. By joining one of the Values-Based Greek chapters, you automatically become a member of the council and are encouraged to participate. 

You can start the process of joining a Values-Based organization by learning about and participating in recruitment; more specific instructions are listed below.

    What is recruitment?

    Recruitment is the period when fraternities and sororities actively seek out new members who have values that align with those of the organization. This includes a series of events offering members and potential members the opportunity to get to know each other.

    Note: The University of Dayton does not use the term "rush" as it relates to recruitment.  “Rush” is an outdated term that referred to the practice of fraternities literally "rushing" to the train station to meet the newest members of the freshman class of a college or university and pinning their fraternity colors on the freshmen to identify them as a potential member of that fraternity. The current and appropriate process of dynamically selecting new members through coordinated events and gatherings is what we sponsor here at UD as recruitment.

    Eligibility Requirements

    All University of Dayton students must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to receive a bid and become initiated into a fraternity or sorority:

    *complete at least one semester of college (12 credit hours)
    *be in good disciplinary standing with the University
    *have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 (Most chapters have higher GPA requirements)
    *abide by all University and Council recruitment rules and policies

    If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff in the Center for Student Involvement at (937) 229-4114.  Grades and discipline status are verified with other campus offices.

    Eligibility is verified throughout the registration process.  If you are eligible, you will not receive any notification from Fraternity and Sorority Life.  If you are not eligible, you will be notified as soon as possible, and will not be able to attend further recruitment events.  You may re-register in a following semester.


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