Recruitment

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

    Recruitment Information

    • Recruitment Dates: Formal Recruitment is from Monday, January 10th to Sunday, January 16th. This year recruitment is half virtual and half in-person. For any additional questions, please email urpanhellenic@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

       

    Information About Chapters:

     Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta)

    About: At the University of Richmond, Tri Delta consists of women of amazing character, intellect, kindness, and sophistication, all of whom come together to form a sisterhood of incredible strength and depth. There is no stereotypical UR Tri Delta, and we pride ourselves on our diversity of personality traits, interests, activities, and backgrounds. In our own individual ways, we are all brave, bold, and kind. We are passionate about serving others, committed to becoming the best versions of ourselves and dedicated to helping women live, learn, and lead -- with purpose -- for a lifetime.
    Philanthropy:
    St. Jude Children’s Hospital (National) and Reinhart House (Local)
    Values: Truth
    , Self-Sacrifice and Friendship

    Chapter GPA Requirement: 2.7

     Delta Gamma (DG)
    About: Delta Gamma is centered around our motto, “do good.” Since we were founded in 1987, the Zeta Gamma chapter has tried to embody this in our everyday lives - in and outside our sisterhood. DGs value friendship, educational and cultural interests, social responsibility, and character. Our chapter at the University of Richmond has built close knit friendships and a lasting support system based on these mutual values.

    Philanthropy: Service for Sight
    Values: Foster high ideal of friendship among women, Promote educational and cultural interests, Create a true sense of social responsibility and Develop the best qualities of character

    Chapter GPA Requirement: 2.7

     Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta)
    About: Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 and is the first Greek letter sorority known among women. Within Theta we share common values of sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, and service. Our sisters live out these values each day through being involved both on campus and in the community. As members of Theta, we work to exercise our widest influence for good. Theta’s national motto is leading women and our women are always encouraging each other to be leaders both inside and outside our chapter.

    Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Jamie and Paige Malone Memorial Foundation
    Values: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Personal Excellence and Friendship/Sisterhood

    Chapter GPA Requirement: 2.5

     Kappa Delta (KD)

    About: Theta Mu is the 160th chapter of Kappa Delta colonized at the University of Richmond on November 8, 2015. Today, we are comprised of 85 members who embody well-roundedness. As Kappa Deltas we are involved all over campus in clubs, sports teams, and academic fraternities. Kappa Delta offers support for leadership development, personal growth, academic success and community service, all in the context of true friendship. Kappa Delta Sorority provides experiences that build confidence in women and inspire them to action through the power of lifelong friendship.
    Philanthropy: Girl Scouts, Prevent Child Abuse America, Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now and Children’s Hospital of Richmond

    Values: Lifetime Learning, Personal Integrity, Altruistic Service, Truth & Loyalty, Building Confidence and Inspiring Action

    Chapter GPA Requirement: 2.7

     Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa)

    About: Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded at Monmouth College in 1870 with the motto “Dream Boldly. Live Fully”. The University of Richmond Zeta Omicron Chapter upholds the values of truth, connection, respect, optimism, knowledge, and trailblazing. We carry out these values through our sisterhood, our philanthropy event Kappa Kourtside, and our volunteer work within the Richmond community.

    Philanthropy: Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation and the National Alliance on Mental Illness

    Values: Truth, Connection, Respect, Optimism, Knowledge and Trailblazing

    Chapter GPA Requirement: 2.7

     Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi)

    About: Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women was founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois. It was the first national secret society for women, modeled after male Greek letter organizations. Since then, Pi Beta Phi has excelled in leadership and service and we pride ourselves in being a part of such an established organization. The University of Richmond’s, Virginia Eta chapter strives to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service. Most of all, we are committed to helping young women cultivate meaningful friendships and helping our sisters reach their full potential.

    Philanthropy: Read>Lead>Achieve

    Values: Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor and Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Philanthropic Service to Others and Sincere Friendship

    Chapter GPA Requirement: 2.7

     

    Panhellenic Sororities 

    Delta Gamma

    Delta Delta Delta

    Kappa Alpha Theta

    Kappa Delta

    Kappa Kappa Gamma

    Pi Beta Phi

  • Interfraternity Council Recruitment

    Recruitment Information

    • Informational Session: The IFC Council is hosting a virtual informational session on Tuesday, January 11th at 8:30 PM. If you’re interested in learning more about the Greek community and the chapters we encourage you to attend!
    • Recruitment Dates: IFC is hosting two recruitment events where men can come meet the members of each chapter in their lodges. The recruitment events are on Wednesday, January 12th and Thursday, January 13th from 8:00-10:00 PM in the Lodges. We encourage you to come both days, if you can to meet all of the chapters. We hope to see you there!   

     

    Information About Chapters:

     Kappa Alpha Order (KA) 

    Chapter Name: Virginia ETA

    GPA requirement: 2.7

    Spring ’21 Chapter Average GPA: 3.55

    Values: Reverence, Gentility, Knowledge, Leadership, Brotherhood and Excellence 

    National website: www.kappaalphaorder.org

    Philanthropy: Red Cross 

     

    Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

    Chapter Name: Rho Chi

    Total annual scholarships available: $13,000

    GPA requirement: 2.8

    Spring ‘21 Chapter Average GPA: 3.55

    Values: Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality and Excellence 

    National website: www.phigam.org

    Chapter website: www.richmondfiji.com

    Philanthropy: Donate Life and Red Cross 

     

    Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) 

    Chapter Name: Virginia Alpha

    Total annual scholarships available: $10,000

    GPA requirement: 2.7

    Spring ‘21 Chapter Average GPA: 3.54

    National website: https://sigep.org

    Values: Virtue, Diligence, Brotherly Love

    Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House

     

    Lambda Chi Alpha (Lambda Chi) 

    Chapter Name: Alpha Chi Zeta

    Total annual scholarships available: $8,000

    GPA requirement: 2.5

    Spring ‘21 Chapter Average GPA: 3.53

    Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service & Stewardship, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage 

    National Website: www.lambdachi.org

    Philanthropy: FeedMore

     

    If you are interested in going through recruitment, please use this registration link here, to sign-up. When you register you will begin getting emails about the recruitment events at the lodges.

    Interfraternity Council Fraternities 

    Kappa Alpha Order

    Kappa Sigma

    Lambda Chi Alpha

    Phi Gamma Delta

    Sigma Phi Epsilon

     

  • NPHC Intake

    Process for Joining

    Each of our organizations hosts a variety of events during the academic year. 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. We encourage you to visit the Chapter’s Presence portal for up-to-date event information.

    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

    NPHC Organizations

    Alpha Kappa Alpha

    Alpha Phi Alpha

    Delta Sigma Theta