So you are ready to take the
next step towards membership in a Greek lettered organization? This step-by-step
guide with Dos and Don’ts will make sure you know what to expect.
- Attend Greek 101.
the different organizations! For times, dates, and location check out our
members Upcoming Events page!
- Attend recruitment events.
DO: Attend recruitment for most
or all sororities (for women) or fraternities (for men).
DON’T: Join the first organization you
Remember: membership in a fraternity or sorority is for
life. This is not a decision that should be made lightly. Take the time to get
to know the different organizations and think about where you
DO: Ask questions! (What is the minimum chapter
GPA? How much does it cost? What is the time commitment?) Ask any and all
questions you have!
- Accept a Bid!
events are over, organizations will distribute bids (an invitation to become a
member of their associate class). For most organizations acceptance of a bid is
marked by attending an Induction Ceremony, where you will officially become a
member of that organizations associate class.
DO: Be honest with your
organization. Talk to them about any questions or concerns you have before
accepting the bid.
- Complete the Education process
organization has a different education process. They vary in length and content
but usually last at least 4-6 weeks. The education is designed to teach you the
skills and resources you will need to be a successful member of your
Let education get in the way of your class work.
DO: Speak up if balancing the
education process is too challenging. Chapter members can help you with time
Use this time to work on your time management skills. It is a
characteristic of great leaders!
DON’T: Participate in an activity
where you feel uncomfortable. Speak up, say something. Tell your friends or
report the incident to SIEO
- Become an initiated member of your
Congratulations! Organizations mark this
event with an initiation ceremony, where you become a full member of the
The entire process takes anywhere from half a
semester to a whole semester!
DON'T: Compromise your values for
membership in an organization. You know what’s right and wrong. Stick to your
beliefs and you will be a strong and successful
Report any hazing
to the university!