How to Join

Why join?

Joining a fraternity or sorority is about making friendships that will last far beyond your college years. It will enhance your personal development by committing to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Being a member of a fraternity or sorority is about being respected for your individuality while being part of a brotherhood or sisterhood with individuals who share the same goals and values. Your brothers or sisters will be there to support you, making your transition to college easier and more fun.

College Panhellenic Council

College Panhellenic Conference (CPC) is the coordinating body of the 11 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters at BGSU.

Panhellenic membership at BGSU is an experience that will shape your college career and provide value beyond your years as a Falcon. Fraternity and sorority life has become an integral part of the University's culture and tradition, and our community is proud to uphold the values of what it means to be Greek! Membership in any Panhellenic chapter will offer you opportunities for individual growth, scholarship, service, and life-long membership.

As one of the largest women’s organizations on campus, we strive to ensure the Panhellenic community upholds its traditions and excellence every day. Together we maintain a dedication of putting academics first and giving back to the community!

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-Social media: @bgsupanhellenic

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the coordinating and governing body for its member chapters. The IFC community has over 700 active men in 17 member fraternities.

The mission of the Interfraternity Council at BGSU is to obtain and continuously build men who are committed to upholding and representing the values of academic excellence, civic engagement, leadership, accountability to shared standards, and positive relations within the community.

The IFC establishes and coordinates all recruitment activities, promotes, and supervises academic achievement, governs the actions of its member chapters, and promotes community service projects throughout the year and establishes bonds and maintains a common ground with all fraternities. It is the goal of all members of the Interfraternity Council of Bowling Green State University to be positive leaders on campus.

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Social media: @bgsuifc

Multicultural Greek Council

At Bowling Green State University, the Multicultural Greek Council is a place for our organizations with a spotlight on equality, diversity, and progress to gather and lead the efforts for the campus. These organizations promote the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants and refugees, Latin and Hispanic populations, and many more. Together, they provide hands-on service to these causes and bring education to our fraternity and sorority community about pressing issues and crises.

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Social Media: @mgc.bgsu

National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is an umbrella organization for nine historically black, inter/national Greek-lettered organizations that evolved during a period when African-Americans were being denied essential rights and privileges afforded to other college students.

Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities. The individual member is also expected to align with a graduate and/or alumni chapter, following graduation from college to perpetuate the purpose of the council and their individual organizations

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Social Media: @bgsu.nphc

Requirements for Joining

Who can join?

  • Must be an enrolled student at BGSU
  • Must have a 2.5GPA
  • Complete form requirements
  • Attend a potential new member orientation

How do I join?

Step 1: Sign up for recruitment 

Step 2: Participate in a recruitment process

Step 3: Accept the invitation to membership (bid)

Step 4: Pay new member dues

  • Financial obligations vary by chapter, and it is important to ask the organization about the financial commitment for new members.
  • Financial obligations do not include the cost of living in a chapter house.

Step 5: After accepting a bid you will experience a new member education period. This education period will teach you about the history and values of the organization and connect you to the purpose of the organization.

Get involved

Fraternity and Sorority Life members’ involvement goes well beyond their own fraternities and sororities. Our members frequently participate in leadership and philanthropic activities through our office and many other programs around campus. Also, much of what we do is thanks to the support of our alumni and faculty or staff advisors, who have many opportunities available to them to get involved. To explore other involvement opportunities please visit the sites of our campus partners:

Want to learn more?

Are you thinking about joining a fraternity or sorority and want to learn more about what it's like to be one of our members? You are welcome to reach out to the organization you are interested in, or call or email us in the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office. Also, feel free to review some of our frequently asked questions.

Updated: 04/01/2022 09:24AM