Center for Student Involvement


How to Join a Fraternity or Sorority

» Join an Interfraternity Council Fraternity

» Join a Panhellenic Sorority

» Join a Culturally Based Fraternity, Sorority or Social Fellowship

Membership in a social fraternity, sorority, or social fellowship is a truly unique and awarding experience and choosing to join, is a decision that needs to be given the utmost consideration. Therefore, Adelphi University requires the following before an individual can participate in the recruitment/intake process:

  1. Register online for either Interfraternity Council or Panhellenic sorority recruitment. If you are interested in joining a culturally based fraternity, sorority, or social fellowship please refer to the Multicultural Greek and Fellowship Council on MyAULife  Culturally based organizations also host individual recruitment events. You are encouraged to reach out to an individual group through MyAULife or contact the Center for Student Involvement for more information. 
  2. Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate, full-time student at Adelphi University (Garden City) and maintain full-time status throughout membership. Cannot be a first-semester freshmen.
  3. Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher (varies depending on organization).First semester transfer students are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Successful completion of at least 12 college credits. These credits must be completed at an accredited University.
  5. Receive an invitation to join a fraternity, sorority, or social fellowship.
  6. Sign a Bid/Invitation Acceptance Agreement.

It is also recommended that individuals interested in joining the Adelphi University Greek community research all of the different organizations on campus,  look for the best match between the organization’s and personal values, and be prepared to be committed to the traditional ideals of Greek life including scholarship, service, leadership, and brotherhood/sisterhood. In order to know which organization is best for you, you need to meet as many of the members as possible. Attend informational meetings so you know what is expected out of membership and what is expected of members of all groups.

Participation in recruitment/intake does not guarantee membership. Greek membership is based on mutual selection: organizations decide which individuals they want to join and individuals decide which organization to join. When an organization is interested in a particular individual an invitation to join (bid) will be offered and the individual can choose to either accept or decline that invitation.

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Student Involvement
Earle Hall, Lower Level
Rooms 001, 003, 004, 006 and 010
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