How to Join

If you are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, you've come to the right place! 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 siblinghood with individuals who share the same goals and values. Members of the fraternity and sorority community will be there to support you and help you get engaged on campus.

If you are ready to begin the journey of joining a fraternity or sorority, follow the steps below.


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

How to Join a Fraternity or Sorority at BGSU

Step 1: Sign up for recruitment 
Each chapter belongs to one of four governing bodies called "councils," and the recruitment process is different based on which chapter you are interested in joining. If you are unsure which process you should follow, visit the Chapters webpage for more information before selecting the recruitment process to follow. 

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Complete the Intent to Join Form

Multicultural Greek Council

Complete the Intent to Join Form

College Panhellenic Conference

Sign up for recruitment

Interfraternity Council

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.

Learn More Before you Join

With nearly thirty unique organizations, we are confident that you can find a sense of belonging within our fraternity and sorority community. 

If you 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.

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:

Updated: 12/19/2023 02:06PM