Greek Life: Membership Recruitment

Membership Recruitment

Membership Recruitment is the term used to describe how fraternities and sororities attract and pledge new members. Recruitment is an unending process. At Wittenberg, however, we have two structured periods (one each semester) of condensed recruitment events.

A period of informal events takes place in fall for upperclass students only. Contact individual organizations for information on upcoming recruitment events. More information on individual chapter events will be posted on the Upcoming Events page and here as it becomes available. Fall recruitment takes place for both sororities and fraternities over the first 3-4 weeks of fall semester. Spring recruitment - including the formal recruitment for first-year students - takes place during the first few weeks of the spring semester.

You can find general information about men's recruitment in general at General information about women's recruitment can be found online at

Want to let chapters know you are interested in learning more about their organization? Submit a Fraternity/Sorority Interest Form here!

Recruitment Eligibility

To be eligible for membership in a Wittenberg sorority or fraternity, a student:

  • Must have completed 12-15 credits at Wittenberg with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, OR
  • Must have completed 16 or more credits with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA

The standard noted above was unanimously voted in by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils and is what is used to determine eligibility for participating in recruitment. In addition, some chapters set a higher academic standard (and in some cases, other non-academic standards) to be eligible for membership.

Disclaimer: Registration or participation in Wittenberg Fraternity or Sorority Recruitment is NOT an offer nor a guarantee of membership. Membership selection is at the sole discretion of each chapter and its members and is not influenced or controlled by the Wittenberg Interfraternity Council, Wittenberg Panhellenic Council, nor Wittenberg Office of Student Involvement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Membership Intake

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations are historically black Greek-letter organizations and conduct membership intake on a chapter by chapter basis. Three NPHC organizations have been previously recognized at Wittenberg - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. If interested a NPHC organization, you may contact the Director of Student Involvement at or (937) 327-7815 to obtain appropriate chapter contact information.

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