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Prospective Members- How to Join

Meet Our Organizations

Get to know all of Purdue's fraternities, sororities and cooperatives at Meet FSCL. This is a tabling event at the beginning of each semester where students can meet representatives from all organizations in a casual setting. Check out our events page to see more details.

If you would like to know more about what the FSCL experience is all about, check out our Prospective Member Guide! 

Interested in going joining a fraternity, sorority or cooperative at Purdue? Purdue's fraternities, sororities and cooperatives are grouped into five councils, and the recruitment process varies by council.  

Cooperative Housing:

The Cooperative Council has different recuirtment opportunities for both Men's and Women's Houses. 

Men's Cooperative Informal Recruitment takes place throughout the fall and spring semester on a rolling basis. The men's houses will have informal events or opportunities to meet members and will extend invitations to membership for interested students based on each houses individual selection process. Spots for potential new members will be left open in each men’s house to ensure that there will be availability for Purdue students as well as current high school seniors who would like to attend formal recruitment this Spring. This is a great opportunity for the young men of Purdue to find a place on campus to call home, make lifelong friendships, and develop themselves as leaders and members of the Purdue community.Only Men’s Cooperatives will be having fall recruitment this year. Both Men’s and Women’s houses will host formal recruitment in the spring semester. If you are interested in joining a men's cooperative, please complete the interest form below for more information! 

The formal recruitment process for both men's and women's houses takes place in the beginning of the spring semester. Students (current Purdue students or incoming freshmen) will be able to choose between two weekends for their formal recruitment date. During formal recruitment, students will have the opportunity to meet all of the houses and get to know some of the members. Women will participate in interviews while they visit each of the seven women's houses. Men will visit all four men's houses and then select which houses they would like to interview with after the tours. The houses will then invite individuals back for a second round of visits. After you have gone to all of the houses you chose to visit during the second round, you will rank those houses based on your preference. Learn more on the Cooperative Housing page.

Interfraternity Council:

The IFC coordinates recruitment at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters for over 40 men’s fraternities. Visit IFC’s page to get more information about each chapter and see recruitment event schedules. 

Multicultural Greek Council:

All MGC organizations conduct recruitment individually through open recruitment events. The organizations host events throughout the year to be able to get to know students. The best way to get to know the organizations is to reach out to a member and ask what the process looks like. MGC organizations that do intake appreciate discretion prior to and during the intake process. Visit MGC’s page to learn more about each chapter and who you can contact. Or, you can reach out to a MGC officer and they can help you directly!

National Pan-Hellenic Council:

Each NPHC chapter has its own process to for prospective members to follow. Our NPHC organizations appreciate discretion prior to and during the intake process as it is a very personal decision to decide to join an NPHC organization. The organizations host events throughout the year to be able to get to know students. If a student has interest in possibly joining an organization it is best to first do research on the specific organization. After you find an organization that fits well with your values, reach out directly to a member of an organization and set up a time to meet one on one to talk about the possibility of joining. All NPHC organizations have minimum standards for GPA which must be met. If the members feel that it would be a good fit there is an application process through the inter/national office. After that membership intake is conducted in coordination with the graduate chapter. All intake processes must be in compliance with national standards. Visit NPHC’s page to learn more about each chapter and learn more about the community.

Panhellenic Association:

The Panhellenic Association holds a primary recruitment process at the beginning of the fall semester for 18 sororities. Primary recruitment is a structured process where potential new members and current sorority members get to know each other throughout four rounds of recruitment events. Primary recruitment ends with Bid Day, where potential new members may receive an invitation to join one sorority (a bid). Online registration for primary recruitment is available beginning in the summer and ends early in the fall semester. Learn more about Panhellenic 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 primary and continuous recruitment are great ways to learn more about sorority life and find the right fit for you. Visit Panhellenic’s website to learn more about each chapter, register for primary recruitment, and get more information about continuous recruitment.



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