How to Join Greek Life
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Welcome to Union College! We are thrilled that you are considering joining Fraternity & Sorority Life. Before you join an organization, you should determine which of our three councils is the best choice for you. Once you are ready to pursue membership, you are encouraged to follow the steps below to approach the council or organization of your choosing!
Still unsure about the joining process or have more questions about which council is right for you? Contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life Staff for additional assistance!
There are many opportunities to join the Interfraternity Council's 6 organizations. There are two main ways to join a chapter: the formal week-long recruitment process at the beginning of the Fall term that requires registration. The events, dates, and registration information can be found on social media, our website, and our student engagement platform U-Engage. Additionally, IFC encourages all chapters to recruit year-round, but will have their own limitations and policies surrounding these practices. For more information about "365 recruitment" you can reach out to IFC or individual chapter recruitment chairmen.
For questions about recruitment contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Panhellenic sororities offer many opportunities for membership throughout the year. The greatest opportunities for membership happen during Primary Recruitment, which typically occurs during the second week of the Fall term. Students who are unable to participate in Primary Recruitment may have the opportunity to join a Panhellenic organization through the Continuous Open Bidding (COB) process.
*It is important to note that not all Panhellenic chapters will participate in COB.
Multicultural Greek Council
Organizations under the Multicultural Greek Council accept potential new members through a new member education or intake process. Most MGC organizations start off with a series of events known as Informationals. These are events that students must RSVP for and will provide information about the organization and the process to join. Following an informational meeting, you can begin the interest process by interacting with the organizations through formal and informal events and programming.
Intake is conducted throughout the academic year. Interested individuals would have the opportunity to attend an informational meeting as a first year student, but are not eligible to accept an invitation for membership until they are sophomore status.