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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.

Panhellenic Recruitment

Key Dates

January 10, 2020
Potential New Member (PNM)/Participant Move-in
Sorority Member Move-in

January 11-19, 2020
Recruitment (Participants must attend each day of recruitment)
PNMs are expected to be present for each day of recruitment, however, academic schedules will take precendent during this time. Valid excuses will be accepted.

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

Registration is open until 12/6/19

January 13-19: Recruitment

(Participants must attend a meeting on 1/13/20 at 5:30pm in order to participate in the week- valid academic conflicts will be honored)

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.

To Register please click here.

Please contact IFC Vice President of Recruitment, Sam Weaver, or Associate Director of Greek Life, Meg Pevarski, with questions about the recruitment process.

NPHC Intake

Process for Joining

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 in the previous semester
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority- 2.75 and have completed at least 25 credit hours
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity- 2.5 and have completed at least one semester