How to Join a Sorority or Fraternity


Joining a fraternity or sorority is a major commitment. Once in the club, the college student will need to devote much of her time to the social and philanthropic activities of the group. Becoming a member of a Greek society also comes with financial obligations, including dues.

Research Greek Options

  • Before approaching a fraternity or sorority about membership, research to determine whether the group has values and interests similar to your own. If philanthropy is a top concern, for example, it's worth noting that the Delta Gamma sorority raised the most money for charity in 2012. All Greek brotherhoods and sisterhoods are not the same -- some focus more on social activities, while others are more supportive of academic achievement.

Rush Week

  • Although each college and each Greek organization is different, most offer a "rush week" in which prospective pledges meet and greet sorority or fraternity members. This is an opportunity to attend each chapter's mixers and events and determine whether the club is a good fit. Current members of the sorority or fraternity will be evaluating potential recruits as well. Those interested in joining are advised to be personable and make a good impression while remaining authentic. If the Greek group is interested, you will receive a "bid" -- an offer to join the club.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit Jay Paul/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

Can You Take Advantage Of Student Loan Forgiveness?

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!