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How to Join a Fraternity or Sorority

So you’ve decided that you want to join a fraternity or sorority, or at least that you’re interested in participating in the recruitment process. Before you start, here is some information about Belmont’s processes and cultures related to recruitment and intake. 

Recruitment is the term used to describe the procedure implemented to invite new members into the fraternities and sororities at Belmont that belong to the Interfraternity Council (men only) and Panhellenic Association (women only). 

Belmont University's Greek Life Mission is to promote student development by providing opportunities for scholarship, community service, campus involvement and fraternal friendship by ensuring all members a high quality and safe undergraduate experience.  Eligibility requirements are as follows:  

  • A cumulative GPA that meets the chapter's minimum requirements for new membership
  • A disciplinary record considered in good standing with the university (no violations resulting in probation, limited or institutional)
  • Must list more that one chapters on their Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) following preference round (NPC Organizations) 
  • Attendance at all formal recruitment events (IFC & NPC Organizations) 

Any Belmont student who is eligible to receie a bid from a Greek organization will receive a bid from at least one Greek lettered organization. 

  • Interfraternity Council: Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Tau
  • Panhellenic Association: Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Tau, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Mu, 

Intake is the term used to describe the procedure implemented to invite new members into the fraternities and sororities at Belmont that belong to the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). NPHC is the governing body for fraternities and sororities that are historically African-American organizations; however, membership to these groups is non-exclusive to any race. Currently, Belmont University is home to three of the NPHC organizations. 

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 

If you want to register for formal recruitment (the time period in the fall where our Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association groups are open for membership) register below:

  • Fraternity Recruitment- This application is currently closed for fall 2017 recruitment.  
  • Sorority Recruitment for the 2017-2018 academic year will take place during fall break-October 13th-16th. Early registration is $55 and will be open from June 5th-August 23rd. Late Registration is $75 and will be open from August 24th-September 6th. To register for recruitment, click here

If you are interested in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., or Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., you should contact the Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Leadership Development directly at sarah.rigsby@belmont.edu.

Do I need letters of recommendation? 

Though it is common practice across the country that for membership in PanhellenicAssociation (PA) or Interfraternity Council (IFC) organizations students are required or encouraged to seek out recommendation letters from current members in those groups, Belmont’s PA and IFC groups made the intentional decision to not support this practice in an effort to be inclusive so that all students have an equal opportunity to join. Due to the personal nature of membership intake into a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization, recommendation letters may be requested for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., or Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.