Joining a fraternity or sorority at Western Carolina University is a wonderful way
to be involved with campus life, find a group of life-time friends and mentors, participate
in philanthropic and community service activities, and increase your leadership skills.
Our recognized Chapters coordinate their recruitment efforts with the Department of
Greek Student Engagement & Development through each leadership Council – the Interfraternity
Council (IFC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or the College Panhellenic
How to Join
The Catamount Greek community looks forward to meeting you at a future recruitment
or intake program to share with you the wonderful opportunities that membership provides
in a national fraternity or sorority. WCU operates under a deferred recruitment policy.
Students are eligible to join a fraternity or sorority with the following requirements:
1. Be enrolled as a current student at WCU; 2. Obtain and maintain a 2.50 cumulative
GPA; 3. Earn twelve WCU Credit Hours (or twenty-four transfer Credit Hours/Non-AP);
4. Attend one Greek 101 Program & one New Member Education Day Event; 5. Register
for Recruitment and/or attend an interest meeting.
interfraternity council (IFC) Recruitment
In addition to encouraging membership recruitment throughout the entire academic year,
the Interfraternity Council organizes formal recruitment programs at the beginning
of the fall and spring semesters. These week-long programs allow interested men to
meet and learn more about each fraternity at WCU. In addition to the organized recruitment
week programs, IFC hosts information sessions and events throughout the academic year
to assist chapters and potential new members meet and learn more about membership
in a national fraternity. For more specific information about future recruitment
dates and events organized by the IFC, email the Vice President of Recruitment here.
national pan-hellenic council (NPHC) membership intake
National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities take new members through
a process called Membership Intake. This process is organized by each recognized
chapter individually and includes the selection of candidates and the education about
the national organization. The process concludes with initiation and full active membership. NPHC
hosts Meet the Greeks each semester to help interested students learn more about each national chapter,
meet the active members, and ask questions regarding the intake process. For more
specific information about future events organized by the NPHC, email the President
college panhellenic council (CPC) recruitment
The College Panhellenic Council hosts primary sorority recruitment for the five National
Panhellenic Conference sororities at WCU each spring semester. The primary recruitment
process is a mutually selective process whereby potential new members and chapters
look to find their best fit during each round of the formal recruitment programs.
Primary Recruitment 2020 will be held in January. Interested women must register for recruitment. You can
find information about CPC Primary Recruitment & Registration here.
Full details about the recruitment process can be found in several locations. Information
sessions are scheduled throughout the academic year that cover general information
about fraternity and sorority life, the College Panhellenic recruitment process, and
how to register. The CPC also has a recruitment guide for potential new members.
CPC 2019 Panhellenic Recruitment Guide