How to Join a Fraternity or Sorority
Membership in a social fraternity, sorority, or social fellowship is a truly unique and awarding experience and choosing to join, is a decision that needs to be given the utmost consideration.
Requirements for Joining a Greek Organization
Adelphi University requires all students interested in pursuing membership to meet the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Adelphi University
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in all courses taken at Adelphi University – students who have transferred to Adelphi in the semester they are seeking membership may be granted an exemption if they have yet to obtain an Adelphi University GPA
- Successful completion of at least 12 college credits as a matriculated student at an accredited University – Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment Credits will not satisfy this requirement
Students who meet the above criteria are eligible to participate in the recruitment/intake process. Students seeking membership in the Interfraternity Council (IFC) organization must participate in the IFC’s recruitment process. Students seeking to join a Multicultural Greek and Fellowship Council (MGFC) organization should contact the organization they are interested in pursuing membership in to learn about individual requirements. Students seeking membership in a Panhellenic Council organization must either participate in the formal recruitment process in the spring semester or attend an organization’s Continuous Open Bidding (COB) event.
Find an Organization That Is Right for You
It is also recommended that individuals interested in joining the Adelphi University Greek community research all of the different organizations on campus, look for the best match between the organization’s and personal values, and be prepared to be committed to the traditional ideals of Greek life including scholarship, service, leadership, and brotherhood/sisterhood. In order to know which organization is best for you, you need to meet as many of the members as possible. Attend informational meetings so you know what is expected out of membership and what is expected of members of all groups.
Participation in recruitment/intake does not guarantee membership. Greek membership is based on mutual selection: organizations decide which individuals they want to join and individuals decide which organization to join. When an organization is interested in a particular individual an invitation to join (bid) will be offered and the individual can choose to either accept or decline that invitation.