Greek Recruitment & Intake

What is Recruitment?

The process for joining a Greek organization is called "Recruitment" or "Intake". Recruitment practices vary among different councils, but within each council rules and regulations exist to govern the recruitment process.

Most recruitment processes involve a series of events in which potential members can get to know current members, and decide if a chapter is right for them. Whether or not an individual chooses to join a chapter, recruitment remains a way for students to meet new people and explore a new part of the Denison community.

When can I join a fraternity or sorority?

Students can join a fraternity or sorority during the recruitment/intake periods throughout the academic year.

  • First-Year Students -- At Denison University, we have a Deferred Recruitment process for first-year students. Deferred recruitment delays, or defers the joining process for first-year students until their second semester at Denison University. This allows first-year students to adjust to Denison, focus on their academics, and learn about the different involvement opportunities prior to joining. Students must meet the eligibility requirements to be eligible to participate in recruitment.
  • Sophomore, Junior, & Senior Students -- All other students may join a fraternity or sorority in the Fall semester through an informal recruitment process, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

How do I sign up for Panhellenic Formal Recruitment?

  • Spring 2015 Sorority Recruitment -- There is a $30 non-refundable fee to participate in Panhellenic Formal Recruitment. Once registration opens, this can be paid electronically via the registration link or manually through cash or check (made out to Denison Panhellenic Council) and turned into Slayter Box 8582. For more information contact the VP of Recruitment, Kayla Hayes (dupanhellrecruitment@gmail.com).

How do I become eligible?

Council Recruitment

Interfraternity Council

  • Fall Recruitment – Individual organizations within IFC may host recruitment activities in the fall.  Students of a sophomore status or higher are eligible for fall recruitment.  Interested students should contact the IFC Vice President of Recruitment for more information.
  • Spring Recruitment – IFC hosts a structured recruitment process for the spring.  Interested men (2.3 gpa requirement) should register for the recruitment process on OrgSync when prompted by the council.  Registration takes place in the late fall and early spring semesters.  There is no fee to register.  Potential new members will be contacted by the Vice President of Recruitment within the council alerting them of individual chapter activities/events and regarding the date on which membership offers will be given (Bid Day).

Panhellenic Council

  • Fall Recruitment – During the Fall semester the sororities will hold informal recruitment events for interested students. Potential members are encouraged to attend as many Continuous Open Recruitment Events (COR) as possible. Interested students must complete the “Fraternity and Sorority Life Student Activities Office Grade Release Form” and return to the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center in Slayter Union.
  • Formal Recruitment – Please check back soon. Contact Associate Director of Campus Leadership & Involvement, Aimee Maczko.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

  • Students interested in membership in a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization should contact the Fraternity/Sorority Life Advisor for more information as each of the organizations within this council have different procedures for prospective members.

Multicultural Greek Council

  • Students interested in membership in a Multicultural Greek Council organization should contact the Fraternity/Sorority Life Advisor for more information as each of the organizations within this council have different procedures for prospective members.
For More Information

If you have any questions concerning Fraternity or Sorority Recruitment or Intake please contact Associate Director of Campus Leadership & Involvement and Fraternity/Sorority Life Advisor, Aimee Maczko