How to Join

Interested in going joining a fraternity, sorority or cooperative at Purdue? Purdue's fraternities and sororities are grouped into 4 councils, and the recruitment process varies by council. The cooperative houses all participate in one process together. If you are interested in more information please fill out the FSCL Interest Form.

Cooperative Housing:

The Cooperative Housing community holds recruitment at the beginning of the spring semester each year. The recruitment process comprises two weekends: the first being formal recruitment and the second being informal recruitment. Recruitment is available for both current and incoming Purdue students.

Formal recruitment takes potential new members to each of the seven women’s houses or five men’s houses for structured interaction with current house members. Following the formal recruitment process, prospective students will be asked back to informal recruitment held the next weekend.

During informal recruitment, prospective members are invited back to houses to get to know current members in a more casual environment. Informal recruitment ends with prospective women ranking their top three houses, and prospective men ranking the houses from 1 to 5. If accepted to live in a Cooperative House following recruitment, prospective members will receive a bid the week after informal recruitment and would live in that respective house the following academic year. If a prospective member accepts a bid, they will be sent their contact to be able to sign. This guarantees them a spot in the house.  Students can register for recruitment at the end of the fall semester.  Learn more on the Cooperative Housing page.

Interfraternity Council:

The IFC coordinates recruitment at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters for 40 men’s fraternities. Visit IFC’s page to get more information about each chapter and see recruitment event schedules. If you are interested in participating in recruitment and would like your information distributed to organizations earlier in the process, complete the recruitment registration form.

Multicultural Greek Council:

Each MGC chapter has its own recruitment process. Visit MGC’s page to learn more about each chapter.

National Pan-Hellenic Council:

Each NPHC chapter has its own recruitment process. Visit NPHC’s page to learn more about each chapter and get tips on expressing interest.

Panhellenic Association:

The Panhellenic Association holds a formal recruitment process at the beginning of the fall semester for 17 sororities. Formal recruitment is a structured process where potential new members and current sorority members get to know each other throughout four rounds of recruitment events. Formal recruitment ends with Bid Day, where potential new members may receive an invitation to join one sorority (a bid). Online registration for formal recruitment is available beginning in the summer and ends early in the fall semester, at Learn more about sorority recruitment on the Panhellenic recruitment FAQ page.

Continuous recruitment events take place in the fall and spring semesters. Continuous recruitment is a way for potential new members and sorority members to get to know each other in an informal environment. Not all sororities participate in continuous recruitment. The Panhellenic Association does not require registration for continuous recruitment.

Both formal and continuous recruitment are great ways to learn more about sorority life and find the right fit for you. Visit Panhellenic’s page to learn more about each chapter, register for formal recruitment, and get more information about continuous recruitment.

Prospective Member Events:

B-Involved Fair

The Saturday before classes begin in the fall Purdue hosts the annual B-Involved Fair for student organizations. This is a great time to check out student organizations including fraternities, sororities and cooperatives.

Cooperative Housing Call-outs

Throughout the fall semester all of the cooperative houses come together to answer questions for potential new members. The specific dates and times for these events can be found on the calendar of events and in the FSCL app for iPhone and Android devices.

Meet the Greeks

Get to know all of Purdue's fraternities and sororities at Meet the Greeks! Meet the Greeks is a tabling event at the beginning of each semester where students can meet representatives from all fraternities and sororities in a casual setting.

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