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Recruitment & Intake

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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 Council (CPC).

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 here.

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

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