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Greek 101

Are you thinking about joining a sorority or fraternity? Do you have questions about the recruitment process or about being a member of a Greek organization? If so, Greek 101 is for you! During this time we will answer your questions about getting connected with chapters and explain what to expect during recruitment and as a new member. Greek 101 sessions are held during the early part of each semester.

Fraternity Recruitment

  • Join us for an informal Fraternity Meet-and-Greet on Thursday, September 5 from 8-10 p.m. in Centennial Student Union Flexible Programming Space (Lower Level).  Meet representatives from each Fraternity, and find the one that is right for you!  This is a low-pressure, come-and-go as you please, no-obligation event!  Refreshments will be provided.
  • Fraternity recruitment is a year round process. Men may join any time after they have graduated from high school and committed to attending MSU.  Some chapters will contact men during the Summer, and others will wait to start until Fall.
  • For those looking to explore their options in a structured manner, a Fraternity Recruitment Week will take place September 8-13.  Men do not have to wait for this process to join.
  • Different fraternities have different academic requirements for members.  If you're told that you don't meet a requirement, work hard in your classes, and come back once you've made those grades!

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General Information about Fraternity Life

Find out more about the "big picture" of Fraternity Life by visiting the North American Interfraternity Conference's informational website,

Sorority Recruitment

Fall Recruitment

Join us for an informal Sorority Social on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 8-10 p.m. in CSU room 253. Come meet representatives from each chapter and find the one that is right for you! The rest of the week will be filled with individual chapter events so you can continue to get to know all of the girls!

The primary way to join a sorority is through formal recruitment, a four-night process, which takes place in the Fall. Women need to register for this and may do so at any of the Greek 101 sessions listed above. Online registration is now available.  Although potential members may also register on the first night of recruitment, pre-registration is very helpful and allows us to keep you better informed.

Formal Recruitment Weekend:

  • Thursday, September 5: Sorority Social 
  • Friday, September 6: Casual Open House Night (Visit all four sororities.)
  • Saturday, September 7: Business Night (Visit up to three sororities.)
  • Sunday, Septmember 8: Preference Parties and Bid Night (Visit up to two sororities.)

There is a $20 fee for recruitment ($25 after August 1), which may be paid by credit/debit card online, in person by check, or by sending a check made payable to MSU Panhellenic Council to: PHC Recruitment, 173 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001

Since scholastic achievement is one of the core values of the Greek Community, our Sororities each have their own GPA requirements for joining.  Typically, this ranges from about a 2.8-3.0 cumulative high school GPA or 2.5-3.0 cumulative college GPA, depending on whether the student is a first year student or a transfer/continuing MSU student.  The requirements vary by chapter, with some being higher than others.  Chapters very rarely make exceptions to their requirements, as exceptions may require approval from the organization's inter/national headquarters. 

First year students who are unsure whether or not MSU received their final high school transcript should bring a copy to recruitment, as the MSU database is our source for GPA information.  Each student going through the recruitment process authorizes us to verify their academic data when they register online.  If a student is told that they are ineligible for every chapter, or if they know that they are likely to be ineligible, they are encouraged to go through their first semester, perform their best, and come back once they've achieved that higher GPA!

Spring Recruitment

Individual Chapters will host events during the early part of the semester.  Check out each one, and find the one that is the best fit for you!  Chapter recruitment events are also listed on our News and Events page!

Spring Recruitment takes place in a different manner than Fall Recruitment.  It is not as structured, and not all chapters may participate, depending on whether or not they have reached capacity size, currently set at 52.

General Information About Sorority Life

To find out more about the "big picture" of Sorority Life, visit the National Panhellenic Council's informational website,