Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

The process of joining a fraternity or sorority is a time for students to investigate the community and decide if it is right for them. The recruitment process is a great way to explore the myriad of exciting opportunities that abound in Fraternity & Sorority Life and a great way to make new friends. Here you will find information to help guide you through the recruitment process here at the University of Richmond. If you don't recognize a term you encounter check out our glossary of terms.

Financial Support for Students

We understand that joining an IFC, Panhellenic, or NPHC organization can be a financial burden to students. If finances are a barrier to joining an organization or club, financial support may be available to cover new membership fees and costs related to joining a recognized student organization. Typically this financial support does not exceed $250 and will only apply to new members - not to pay continuing membership fees or dues. Students must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid; and students will have exhausted alternative funding options, such as student aid (e.g. unclaimed loans or work-study) prior to receiving emergency support.