How to Join!
Each year, fraternities and sororities set aside a time of mutual selection to meet students interested in joining a Greek-Letter organization. It is an opportunity for interested students to ask questions and learn about the different chapters on campus. Recruitment/Membership Intake gives students and organizations a chance to interact and to get to know one another. Alabama has four different Greek-governing councils - Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, United Greek Council and the Interfraternity Council - each has different recruitment requirements. To learn more about the various fraternity and sorority life opportunities available to students, please checkout the new All-Greek publication Fraternities and Sororities at The University of Alabama.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Men who wish to join a fraternity at The University of Alabama have two ways of seeking membership. Traditionally, groups recruit members during the spring and summer prior to their fall semester. The Interfraternity Council holds a informal recruitment during late August and early September. During informal recruitment each prospective new member has a the opportunity to interact with individuals from fraternities and visit their house. Informal recruitment gives students who have not yet received a bid the opportunity to pursue one.
IFC will host informal recruitment activities Sunday, August 17 - Tuesday, August 20, 2014. Sunday's activities will be an IFC Meet and Greet with chapters representatives. This is an informal event where men interested in attending Fall Recruitment events can show their interest in a variety of fraternity chapters. IFC chapters will host recruitment events and further meet and greet events each evening beginning on August 18th until the first day of fall classes on August 20th. If you're interested in learning more about those organizations that are part of the IFC Council, sure to attend the Meet and Greet on the 17th, and the open house events August 18th-20th. For more information about the IFC Recruitment process or to register for Recruitment, please click here.
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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
NPHC organizations participate in a delayed recruitment commonly called Membership Intake Process (MIP). Before an individual can join a NPHC organization, he or she must have accumulated 12 or more semester hours at the University, earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA, be in good standing with the University and attended NPHC convocation in the academic year that the student plans to participate in intake.
2014 Fall NPHC Convocation will take place on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm. There is a $5 fee to attend Convocation. All proceeds will go to benefit the NPHC S.T.R.O.N.G. Scholarship Fund. Registration for 2014 Fall NPHC Convocation will open this summer. For more information about the NPHC Membership Intake Process or to register for NPHC Convocation, please click here.
To view the "Fraternity Life at The Capstone" Bound Orientation PowerPoint presentation, please click here or to view the "Sorority Life at The University of Alabama" Bama Bound Orientation PowerPoint presentation, please click here.
United Greek Council (UGC)
UGC recruitment includes participation in Greek Preview Day as well as fall and spring Get On Board Day (GOTB). Chapters will also be hosting tabling events and programs throughout the semester and will register different events on campus, advertised through the source, to recruit members. Students, who are interested in joining an organization that is part of the UGC should contact the chapter directly, as each chapter's membership intake and recruitment process is conducted differently. For more information about joining a UGC fraternity or sorority, please click here.
To view the Fraternity Life at The Capstone Bama Bound Orientation PowerPoint presentation, please click here or to view the "Sorority Life at The University of Alabama" Bama Bound Orientation PowerPoint presentation, please click here.
Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA)
Fall Formal Sorority Recruitment at The University of Alabama is scheduled for Friday, August 8 through Saturday, August 16, 2014. In order to participate in sorority recruitment, you must be a regularly enrolled student or plan to be a full-time student in good standing with The University of Alabama at the time of Recruitment in August. Furthermore, you must register for recruitment via the 2014 Sorority Recruitment Registration Form, an all-in-one online form used to register for Panhellenic Preview and Fall Formal Recruitment. Online registration for Recruitment officially opens on Wednesday, May 1, 2014 and closes on Monday, August 4, 2014. Onsite registration for Recruitment will be available at Convocation on Friday, August 8, 2014 for those women not able to register by Monday, August 4, 2014. Questions regarding Fall 2014 Sorority Recruitment can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the fall formal recruitment process or to register for recruitment, please click here.
To view the "Sorority Life at The University of Alabama" Bama Bound Orientation PowerPoint presentation, please click here.