How to Join

Greek Life in the Oak GroveWhen a student chooses to join a fraternity or sorority, they will join a chapter, and each chapter is governed by one council. At IUP there are three councils, each with a unique recruitment process. All recruitment is deferred, which means that students may participate in the recruitment process only when they meet the following criteria:

  • They are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students.
  • They earn and maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade-point average. Some chapters may follow a higher cumulative grade-point average requirement.
  • They have successfully earned a minimum of 12 credit hours at IUP or transferred to IUP with a minimum of 12 credit hours from another college or university. Credits accumulated during high school do not count towards this minimum.

For more information and updates, read below and check @iupfsl on Instagram. Questions or concerns? Contact Fraternity and Sorority Life at 724-357-2598.

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Interfraternity Council (IFC) recruitment is open to students meeting the deferred recruitment criteria.

Spring 2023 recruitment is just around the corner. Eligible students interested in spring fraternity recruitment are encouraged to watch during January and early February for interest and recruitment events. Students may also express interest via the link below.

Follow @iup_ifc on Instagram for more information.

Learn more about IFC and our fraternities.

Panhellenic Association Recruitment

Registration for spring 2023 sorority recruitment is now open. Interested students are encouraged register to participate! Spring recruitment is a structured, progressive process where participation builds on the attendance the days before and all chapters participate.

In the spring, students are assigned to a recruitment counselor group before recruitment begins. This is a group of other potential new members that will go through recruitment together. Each group is led by two or three recruitment counselors. These leaders are current IUP sorority members who are there throughout the entire recruitment period to offer unbiased guidance and help through the process.

The first step to spring sorority recruitment is to attend a mandatory orientation session. In the orientation session, students will get a step-by-step walk-through of each part of the recruitment process, what to expect, where to find resources, and more. Students will meet their recruitment counselor group and its leaders. Spring sorority recruitment orientation is Wednesday, February 1. 

Spring recruitment begins on February 3 and 4 with the Open House Round where students meet all 11 Panhellenic sororities. At the conclusion, students will meet with their Recruitment Counselor to reflect on the chapters they visited and to complete selections for the sororities and the next round.

Recruitment continues on February 5 with the Philanthropy Round, where students will learn more about each sorority’s cause. Students will schedule with a maximum of eight sororities to visit. The time spent with each sorority increases every round, and during this round, each chapter will inform students of its philanthropic pursuits. Students must visit all of the sororities on their schedule. At the end, students will complete selections with their Recruitment Counselor based on the sororities they visited. 

Spring recruitment resumes with the Sisterhood Round on February 9 and 10. Students will schedule with a maximum of five sororities to visit this round and each chapters will share more about their sisterhood. At the conclusion, students will meet with their Recruitment Counselor to reflect on the chapters they visited and to complete selections for the sororities and the next round.

Following the Sisterhood Round is the final round of spring recruitment events; Preference Round on February 11. This is the most special day of recruitment, as chapters will be sharing a glimpse of their unique ritual. Students will visit a maximum of two sororities and spend one hour with each. After the student's last event, they will rank the sororities they visited in order of preference, with the number one choice being the chapter they wish to join.

The day after Preference Round is Bid Day. Students will receive an invitation to join a sorority and join their new sorority and fellow new members for a celebration. Spring recruitment is officially over—it’s time to relax and enjoy time with your new sisters!

Follow @iup_panhellenic Instagram for more information.

If you have any questions, please email panhellenic.iup@gmail.com.

United Greek Council Intake

The United Greek Council does not organize a council-wide intake or recruitment event. Individual chapters are responsible for their intake. Watch social media and look around campus for flyers about interest meetings for individual chapters.

Follow @ugc.iup on Instagram for more information.

If you have any questions, please email go-greek@iup.edu.