Be a part of a community: you’ll do that here.

The Greek Life community at Southeast consists of a group of diverse men and women belonging to 21 different fraternities and sororities. Opportunities are available for growth and excellence in academic, leadership, service learning, and social aspects.  

The fraternity or sorority experience has tremendous potential for those students who choose to join. A fraternity or sorority provides lifelong friendships and excellent opportunities for personal growth. 

Eligibility to Join 

  • Onlycurrently enrolled students at Southeast are eligible to join a fraternity or sorority. Each organization has a minimum grade point average and credit hour requirement specific to their chapter for membership. There is also a financial component to fraternities and sororities that all interested students should consider when participating in recruitment or intake. 

How to Join 

  • Fraternities and Sororities will help you find your place on campus; they are most often a home away from home. They offer academic assistance and support. They encourage you to participate in many varied campus activities and other organizations that will enrich your life and college experience. They open the doors of opportunity for campus leadership and networking with alumni. They help you develop strong social skills and allow you to create lifelong friendships with similar interests and goals/ambitions. 
  • Members must always strive to represent the values of their chapter and their national organization. These members provide an extensive network which is an advantage when seeking internships and beginning your career. It is our hope you take the time to research all that our fraternities and sororities have to offer. Remember that this is a lifetime commitment and not just an experience you will have for your undergraduate days at Southeast. 

College Panhellenic Council (CPC)

  • Sorority recruitment is a formal process for prospective sorority members to meet women of the seven College Panhellenic Council chapters at Southeast. For prospective new members, this is an opportunity to learn about the principles, standards, traditions, and programming of each sorority.  
  • Recruitment is a mutual selection process that takes place over several days. Formal recruitment occurs during each fall. Some chapters may also recruit after the formal recruitment period during a period called Continuous Open Bidding (COB) or informal recruitment (which takes place after formal recruitment or during the spring semester). The process during informal recruitment varies from chapter to chapter. All potential new members participating in the primary recruitment process must register. 
  • Primary recruitment begins with prospective new members visiting each chapter's on-campus house the Sunday before the start of classes. The first round of recruitment, Philanthropy Night, allows the prospective new member to discuss with up to seven chapters their philanthropy. Sisterhood Night, round two, highlights the many ways sorority women celebrate their sisterhood and their bond of sisterhood for one another. During the Sisterhood Night, a prospective new member may visit up to five chapters. During the final invitational event, Preference Night, a prospective new member may attend up to two more formal chapter events. You must register before primary recruitment and attend every event during the primary recruitment process with excuses only permitted for class and work. After the Preference Night event, potential new members rank their choices and the sororities submit a preference list. The next day is Bid Day where potential women find out what chapter they will be joining! 

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

  • IFC recruitment week occurs the first two weeks of each semester. Recruitment is open to any male student attending Southeast who is in good standing with the University. The standard for new and returning Southeast students, as well as transfer students, is a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average. Chapters will host several individual events during this time for potential members to attend and learn more about a particular fraternity in a more personalized setting. Students can register for recruitment by completing the online registration. 

Register for Inter-Fraternity (IFC) Recruitment
Interfraternity Council Chapters Information 

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 

  • NPHC chapters conduct their membership selection or "membership intake process" independently and at different times, oftentimes in the spring semester. Chapters usually conduct relatively formal interest meetings. Before membership, a student must usually provide transcripts and letters of recommendation. Attending the individual chapter’s functions is a great way to meet and get to know members of the organization. Most NPHC organizations require a standing college GPA and some require sophomore standing to apply for the intake. 

Register for the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Intake 

Are you interested in going Greek? Here are five helpful tips to get you started... 

  1. Research Greek life and the fraternity or sorority you are interested in joining. Each has separate national websites that talk about purpose, passion, and goals. Reading websites will give you a better perspective on what we look for in potential members. 
  2. Come talk to us! We are very friendly and love it when people ask about our organizations! 
  3. Attend our programs and events. Not only do we host these programs and events to educate and uplift the community around us but also to recruit members who have the same passions as we do. 
  4. Scholarship. Remember, you are a student first. We have certain GPA requirements new members must meet. 
  5. Get Involved! Being diverse in other clubs and organizations on campus is a great way to show leadership skills and build relationships with other community members. We want well-rounded members.

When is Recruitment? 

Interfraternity Council hosts formal recruitment activities during the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters beginning on the first day of the school term. Each chapter governed by IFC is eligible but not required to participate in recruitment. You must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible for a bid into any IFC chapter at any time. IFC chapters will market their recruitment events each semester, and it is up to the men to decide how many organizations they will choose to visit or how many events they will attend.  We encourage students to attend as many as they can to increase their chance of receiving a bid (invitation) into at least one fraternity. After formal recruitment is over, students can still receive a bid into an IFC organization. IFC chapters will choose to extend bids at their discretion for the remainder of the semester. 

Panhellenic Sorority recruitment is typically the first week of the fall semester and generally begins the Tuesday or Wednesday during the first week of classes and ends on that first weekend. There is no GPA requirement to sign up for recruitment; however, each sorority has a minimum GPA requirement that a woman must meet or exceed to be eligible to receive a bid (invitation) into the organization. Interested women should register for recruitment and pay the designated recruitment fee. Each woman will be assigned a Pi Chi (recruitment counselor) who will explain the recruitment process.  

Each NPHC fraternity and sorority brings in new members at various times of the year through a process called Membership Intake. All organizations governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council have different requirements for membership. These organizations are permitted to conduct intake based on the chapter’s schedule and/or their need for expansion. Organizations can conduct intake each semester, but most will only do it once a year. When organizations are looking to conduct membership intake, many of them will host an informational meeting in which the criteria for membership are explained. These are usually publicized via flyers on campus. NPHC will host a general information session about all of its organizations for students who have questions or are unsure about the intake process during the fall semester each academic year.


We highly encourage you to talk with chapter members about the financial obligations of membership during the recruitment/intake process. The costs listed below are general estimates and each organization is responsible for setting their membership dues. 

  • Inter-Fraternity Council: $600 for your new member semester and $400 every semester after that 
  • Panhellenic Council: $800 for your new member semester and $400 for every semester after that 
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council: $1000 for your new member year and $800 for every year after that 

Certain organizations offer payment plans, and it is recommended you contact the organization you are interested in to find out about their costs of membership. 

Fall Panhellenic Recruitment History

Year Total Quota All PNMs PNMs Receiving a Bid
2023 84 12 125 97
2022 83 18 184 128
2021 104 22 214 161
2020 116 33 282 235
2019 116 30 315 222
2018 124 39 339 284
2017 132 44 497 341
2016 122 47 471 290
2015 119 34 468 245
2014 106 32 472 252
2013 80 35 323 204
2012 80 36 352 213
2011 80 35 377 204
2010 80 34 305 171
2009 80 23 243 129
2008 80 25 251 144
Before 2013, the total was not reset each semester. In 2013 the National Panhellenic Council adopted the Automatically Adjusting Total Policy that required the evaluation of total each semester.

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