Recruitment and Membership Intake
The process for joining a fraternity or sorority is called “Recruitment” or “Intake”. At MSU, most fraternities recruit informally throughout the year; however the IFC fraternities will also participate in a formal recruitment period in the fall. The sororities will have a more formal recruitment process in September of each year. The process for affiliating with a multicultural fraternity or sorority is frequently referred to as intake and generally begins with information meetings for potential new members.
Recruitment is hosted by the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Panhellenic Council (PHC) and each takes place early in the Fall semester. It is a great way for prospective members to visit each of our 4 NIC fraternities or 4 NPC sororities at once, as well as a chance to form a network of close friends within a few weeks of arriving on campus.
Recruitment is an opportunity to meet hundreds of your peers, get acquainted with the campus, and finally begin your new life as a college student. Without a doubt, you will meet the men and women who will be your best friends during your college years and beyond. By participating in recruitment, you are taking the first step toward an active and enriching experience as a fraternity or sorority member.
Click here for more information regarding Panhellenic Council Recruitment
Click here for more information regarding Interfraternity Council Recruitment
Membership intake is the membership selection process conducted by MSU's historically Black and Latino/a Greek-letter organizations, which are governed by the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). Early in the fall semester, the MGC fraternities and sororities represented on campus present information about their individual chapters for prospective members. Each chapter will not begin its actual membership intake process until later in the academic year, as MGC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 hours of college credit with a minimum GPA. Please talk with the chapter(s) you are interested in for full details about their requirements.
MGC Chapters embrace a lifetime commitment philosophy and aim to assure the continuance of academic achievement, political awareness, and community service. We strongly encourage those interested in the Membership Intake process to attend the Meet the Greeks or Interested in Intake sessions held throughout the year.
Top 5 Things You Can Do to Show Interest in a MGU Chapter
1. Attend chapter programs and events.
2. Attend an Interest Meeting or Informational for that chapter.
3. Get to know the members of the organization.
4. Research information on the internet about the group you are interested in.
5. Show your own involvement on campus (i.e. get involved in clubs, community service, etc.)
NPHC Headquarters Website: www.nphchq.org
NALFO Headquarters Website: www.nalfo.org/