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Important Dates for Sororities & Fraternities

Spring 2023 

Panhellenic Recruitment
Panhellenic Recruitment

Round 1: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (Virtual and Asynchronous)

January 19th is the suggested travel day for students returning to campus to participate in Panhellenic recruitment.

Round 2: Friday, January 20, 2023 - Saturday, January 21, 2023 (Virtual over Zoom)

Round 3: Sunday, January 22, 2023 (First in-person round at chapter facilities) 

Round 4: Saturday, January 28, 2023 Preference 

Bid Day: Sunday, January 29, 2023

Registration for Panhellenic Recruitment is closed.

To see more details, please visit the Panhellenic website.

Multicultural Greek and Fraternal Council (MGFC) Intake

MGFC fraternities and sororities are culturally based (but not culturally exclusive) groups that range from historically Latinx, Black/African/African-American, and Asian-interest. Most MGFC organizations are continuously recruiting members all year round. Asian-interest groups hold Rush at the beginning of each semester and dates are announced once students return from summer and winter break. There are various opportunities throughout the academic year to find your home in the council.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Kyle McGee, the MGFC advisor via email at 

Asian Interest Recruitment

Our four Asian Interest fraternities (2) and sororities (2) will participate in recruitment once school begins with a General Interest Meeting in January.

January 30th, 2023 5:30pm - 7:30pm (Klarman Auditorium & Atrium)

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Spring 2023 Recruitment Schedule

January 19 Suggested Travel Date and Potential New Member Orientation. A potential new member is the term used for a student participating in recruitment who is not yet a fraternity member. There is a potential new member orientation planned on the evening of January 19th.

January 20 and 21 Open House Rounds; PNMs visit fraternity houses to get to know them. PNMS may choose to attend any fraternities they wish. Schedules are split between houses on West Campus and North Campus.

January 22 Invite Only Event; PNMs attend only the fraternity events to which they were invited.

January 23 – 25 Break to focus on classes as classes begin January 23

January 26 – 28 Invite Only Events; PNMs again attend only fraternity events to which they received another invitation. January 29 Bid Day: The day PNMs may be invited to join a fraternity by receiving an official bid, or invitation to join

Register for IFC recruitment (Registration is required to participate).

All registrants must complete the two following educational pieces of training prior to recruitment:

  1. Hazing Prevention: How to Recognize and Respond to Hazing

  1. Alcohol and other Drug Safety: AOD Education

Meal Plan Information

Please review the following for more information regarding the SFL Supplemental on-campus meal plan: 

Sophomore Housing Information Link