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
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. Earn twelve WCU Credit Hours with a 2.50 cumulative GPA; 3.
Register for Recruitment and/or attend an interest meeting.
First semester transfer students who have been out of high school for a full semester
are eligible to join the Greek community if they have at least 24 transfer credit
hours with a 2.50 cumulative GPA.
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 President of IFC.
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.
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.