Joining a fraternity or sorority on campus is a great way to get involved on campus, meet new people, and develop your leadership skills. Learn more about the benefits of joining the Fraternity and Sorority Life at Current Members.
Students interested in joining a Greek-letter organization must be a fully matriculated (full-time credit load) undergraduate student. No graduate students may participate, as a roster member, with the chapter. There are specific requirements per council and chapter regarding membership qualifications (for example, some chapters or councils require a certain amount of credits completed to join).
A 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA is required for any student to join a chartered fraternal organization.
You should count on participating in regular weekly meetings along with service projects, leadership programs and social activities throughout the year. Like any activity, students need to strike a good balance with their commitments.
The greatest benefit to joining is finding a small group of students that help make a large campus feel like home. Students can take on chapter leadership roles, gain experience through community service and get involved in campus leadership through their fraternity or sorority. And since membership is for a lifetime, these opportunities continue well past graduation.
Each organization sets its own budgets and dues so costs vary from chapter to chapter. Membership dues can range from $200 to $700 each term and each group includes different activities and fees in their structure. It is important that your student ask for a detailed breakdown of costs from any organization they consider joining.
None of our fraternities and sororities have official fraternity or sorority houses. Many members do live together in apartments or off campus housing options.
All chapters have an education program that is designed to teach incoming members the history, traditions, values, and expectations of their organization. Hazing has no place in these programs and the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life works closely with each local chapter and national organization to set clear expectations for new member activities. This includes setting reasonable limits on time commitments, activities, and length of program. If you have concerns about that hazing may be occurring, please Report It or contact the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life and speak with a staff member.
All potential new members are required to fill out and submit a registration form to be eligible to participate in recruitment even if you do not get selected (link below based on what council you are interested in). During every day of recruitment/intake, a laptop is required at a sign-in table in the room for potential new members to register. Registering on-line is non-binding.
When potential members register they release their grades to our office, Towson University, and chapter officials making it legal to “pull” grades. They will also acknowledge our hazing policy and release TU of all liability during events.
Click here to register and to receive more information.
All potential new members are required to register for recruitment or intake.
If you are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, please join us at the following events for more information.
Specific information and websites for each council can be found below.
IFC Formal Recruitment Dates: February 14- February 24
PHA Formal Recruitment Dates: February 3, 5, 6, 7, and 13th
Bid Day: February 14, 2021
Spring 2021 Open House - Monday, February 8th