So you are thinking about joining a Fraternity or Sorority at CMU. Great, you have come to the right place. We have a lot of different options for you to chose from. Take some time to peruse this website and learn all you can about all the different organizations CMU has to offer. We think there is something here for everyone.
Each of the three fraternity and sorority councils at CMU have different ways of recruiting new members, see below for details and how to begin joining the organization that is right for you. The best way to meet all fraternities and sororities at CMU is right before classes start in the fall is at MAINSTAGE. Greek organizations are also present at Get Acquainted Day and Meet the Greeks,which are both held at the beginning of each semester. Anyone seeking to join any fraternity or sorority at CMU must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Make sure you check the different sections of information, check the Grade Reports (Which organizations excel academically?), and take a look at the Chapter houses and their locations in Mt. Pleasant. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to Contact our office as we would be happy to talk to you about our Fraternity/Sorority Life at CMU.
NPHC fraternities & sororities: Check out CMUNPHC on Instagram for chapter weeks & informationals!
IFC fraternities: Recruitment begins September 7, 2014 - September 12, 2014
Panhellenic Sororities: Recruitment begins September 19, 2014! Sign up HERE and join us on September 18, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the UC Auditorium.
If National Panhellenic Sororities are something that you are interested in joining, registration for formal recruitment can be found HERE. Panhellenic Recruitment is a unique process that allows women the opportunity to visit all of our sororities and get to know the women in each group. While all sororities have the same basic values and beliefs, it is important to check them all out, find out what makes them different, and find the one that is the best fit for you. The recruitment process does require a non-refundable $30 fee, that can be paid by Credit/Debit Card or Electronic Check.
Formal recruitment for NPC sororities is September 19 - September 28, 2014. For more information join the Central Michigan University Sorority Recruitment FaceBook page and be sure to register at the link above.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) conducts a recruitment period when students return to campus in the fall and in the spring semesters. Recruitment begins as an open process, with men going to the chapters that interest them over the course of the week. During this time, the fraternities will organize various activities to allow potential members to get to know the fraternity brothers and understand what is involved in being an active member. At the conclusion of recruitment, fraternities will extend bids, or invitations to join. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are all encouraged to consider membership opportunities during the fall and spring semesters. If you know members in a fraternity you are interested in, you can contact one of their members about more information regarding the chapter's recruitment or submit your information online to be contacted directly.
Intake is the membership selection is a process conducted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Each chapter usually holds their membership intake process later in the academic year, as NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 credit hours with a minimum GPA requirement set by each chapter.
The best ways to show interest in a NPHC chapter are:
-Attend chapter sponsored programs and events
-Attend an interest meeting or informational for that chapter
-Get to know the members of the organization
-Research information about the group you are interested in (suggested methods include national websites and personal conversations with members)
-Show your own involvement on campus by getting involved in clubs, performing community service, and taking on leadership roles.