Recruitment or Member Intake
Recruitment or membership intake is a mutual selection process for joining a fraternity or sorority. It is a time for parents and aspiring students to discuss time commitments, define financial obligations and ask questions regarding the requirements of membership. Whether or not a student decides to join a fraternity or sorority, recruitment or membership intake is a great way to meet people, find out more information on Fraternity and Sorority Life and get acquainted with student life at the University of West Georgia.
Below you will find a details of the recruitment or member intake process for each council. Click here to see a list of active chapters at UWG. Select a specific council from the category drop down to see a list of chapters in that council.
College Panhellenic Council (CPC)
Fall Recruitment is a formal, four day process in the fall semester designed to give a preview of the seven College Panhellenic Council (CPC) chapters on campus. During the formal recruitment process, women will have an opportunity to explore the academic, service, leadership and sisterhood components for every Panhellenic sorority. All potential new members participating in the formal recruitment process must register and participate in all days of recruitment events.
Spring Recruitment is informal and does not require a woman to register. Not all Panhellenic sororities will be conducting a new member process in the spring semester. If you are interested in joining during the spring semester, please contact that organization directly using the organizational email address listed on their orgsync page.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
IFC Recruitment is a formal process in the fall semester, then goes into Open Recruitment afterwards. The formal recruitment process is a four day series of events that allows each organization to meet those interested in pursuing membership into an Interfraternity Council chapter.
All men interested in joining a fraternity must register to participate in the formal recruitment process in the fall semester. This form can be found on the West Georgia Fraternity and Sorority Life webpage. All chapters will have tables at the Get the Scoop on Fraternity and Sorority Life on August 15th so potential new members may meet all chapters.
IFC Road Map to Formal Recruitment (PDF)
Open recruitment immediately follows formal recruitment. Each fraternity will have recruitment events they plan on their own and will advertise per their own discretion.
In order to be eligible for rush, a perspective member must: be a full-time enrolled student (12 credit hours minimum) in UWG for classes have a 2.7 UWG adjusted GPA from high school or a 2.5 UWG GPA based on a minimum of 12 credit hours.
Potential new members can contact specific organizations directly using the organizational email address listed on their OrgSync page.
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the newest council to join Fraternity and Sorority Life at UWG. MGC consists of two organizations: Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. (known as the Lambdas), and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc (known as LTA).
Lambda Theta Phi is the first and largest Latin Fraternity founded on December 1st, 1975. Lambda Theta Alpha is the first Latin Sorority, also founded on December 1, 1975.
These organizations partake in many events on campus such as community service, strolling, saluting (a form of dance that is unique to these organizations), and educating the campus about Latin culture.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be of Latin descent to join these organizations! Both organizations welcome those from all walks of life to join.
We recommend you follow the social media accounts for the organization(s) you are interested in to find out more about their informational sessions and reach out to those groups directly to express your interest using their organizational email address found on their OrgSync page.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The UWG National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is composed of eight
International Greek letter fraternities and sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. The NPHC organizations are sometimes collectively referred to as the “Divine Nine”.
The council promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
Bringing new members into the NPHC affiliate organization is based upon the aspirant’s possession of specific qualifications. Individual chapters must be guided by membership identification and selection standards that will promote the building of a strong and effective chapter.
Each affiliate organization implements the guidelines and details of its own membership intake process.
Any violations of an organization’s set program should be referred directly to that organization’s leadership or national headquarters. The final pledge is the oath of allegiance taken by a candidate from
which he/she cannot withdraw. Each organization has its own ceremony and ritual, with the objective that this rite is intended to be impressive.
We recommend you follow the social media accounts for the organization(s) you are interested in and find out more about their informational sessions and reach out to those groups directly to express your interest using their organizational email address found on their OrgSync page.