How to Join
Interfraternity Council Fraternities
During the academic year, IFC conducts a formal recruitment process where interested men will have the opportunity to meet and interact with all 17 chapters that are governed by the council. They will learn about each chapter's values, philanthropy, and service events. Through the formal recruitment process, chapters and members will be matched and the process will conclude with a Bid Day celebration.
Some chapters may also choose to have an informal recruitment process following formal recruitment. This is where chapters will host individual events and extend membership bids to potential members. Unlike the formal recruitment process, fraternities are allowed to extend a bid at any time during the semester prior to exam week.
National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities and Fraternities
Chapters within the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) conduct membership intake. At the beginning of each semester, NPHC hosts "Meet the Greeks," which is an open forum for interested individuals to acquire information about the different NPHC fraternities and sororities represented at BGSU. Once interested individuals have decided which organization they would like to join, they should acquire information about the specific membership intake process of that organization because each process varies. Most NPHC chapters have designated weeks throughout the year where educational and social programming occur. Students interested in joining one of five NPHC group are encouraged to attend the events to learn about the chapters.
Multicultural Greek Council Fraternities and Sororities
There are a number of ways a person can join a chapter within the Multicultural Greek Council. The four chapters in this council host individual recruitment events throughout the academic year. Those interested in joining an MGC chapter should attend these recruitment events where they will learn about the chapter and what their membership process entails. Some chapters have an open recruitment process while others have a membership intake process. Chapters within this council highly value service and multiculturalism.
College Panhellenic Conference Sororities
During formal recruitment in the fall semester, women will have the opportunity to visit with members of each sorority during the course of two weekends to determine which chapter offers the best fit. Women will begin by visiting all eleven Panhellenic sororities and, through a mutual selection process, will eventually have narrowed down to two sororities before being matched with a sorority on the final day of recruitment. It is an exciting, emotional, and life-changing experience and, we cannot wait for you to find your place in our sisterhood.