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Getting Involved in Greek Life

Joining a fraternity or sorority can be a very exciting experience! Our memberships are for a lifetime and so we believe that all prospective members should be informed consumers of the process. Deferred recruitment (occurring at the beginning of the Spring semester) allows you the chance to get to know multiple chapters, attend events, ask questions and really educate yourself about Greek Life at Richmond before making your decision.

We have 16 organizations* across 3 different councils and below you can learn more about their specific membership requirements and recruitment processes.

*Kappa Sigma Fraternity coming in 2016-2017 school year.

Panhellenic Recruitment

Key Dates

Wednesday, September 7:
Greek 101 for Women (Alice Haynes)

Monday, September 19:
Mental Health Speaker for all students

Monday, September 26:
Sisterhood Informational Meeting #2

September 26 -October 14th:
Recruitment Registration Dates

Monday, November 7:
Sisterhood Informational Meeting #3

Sunday, November 20:
Sisterhood Informational Meeting #4

January 8-15, 2017:

Eligiblity Requirements

Anyone interested in participating in recruitment must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Achieve a 2.7 GPA (Cumulative and Semester)
  • Attend all Information Sessions (SIS events) during the Fall
  • Register for the process by the deadline (mandatory $65 registration fee)
Interfraterntiy Council Recruitment

Key Dates

Monday, September 5: Greek 101 for Men in Alice Haynes Room

September 6 and 7: IFC Kick-OFf BBQs with Chapters 

Monday, October 24: Recruitment Registration Opens

Friday, December 9:
Recruitment Registration Fee Increases ($75)

Monday, January 9: Last Day to Register ($100) and Mandatory Recruitment Meeting

January 9-15, 2017: Recruitment

Eligiblity Requirements

The GPA requirement to be eligible for formal recruitment is 2.5. Different chapters have individual chapter policies concerning academic standards for both brothers and potential new members.

Please contact IFC VP of Outreach, Sam Greenspan, or the Assistant Director of Greek Life, Meg Pevarski, with questions about the recruitment process.

NPHC Intake

Process for Joining

Attending Greek 101 for Men (Sept 5) and Greek 101 for Women (Sept 7) respectively is a great first step to learn more about our NPHC fraternities and sororities recruitment process. Each of our organizations hosts a variety of events during the Fall semester and we encourage any interested potential member to attend chapter and council events in order to get to know the chapter members and learn more about their processes.

Eligiblity Requirements

Each NPHC organization has their own interview and application process, so make sure to contact the presidents early to make sure you are aware of the deadlines. All potential members must be full-time undergraduate students at the University of Richmond.

Grade Requirements:
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority- 2.5 and have completed at least 12 credit hours
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority- 2.75 and have completed at least 24 credit hours
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity- 2.5 and have completed at least one semester