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Teaching and Learning Center 232

Physical Address:
875 Line Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2431

Phone: 208-885-6757

Fax: 208-885-9494

Email: greek@uidaho.edu

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Fall Recruitment

Our community has been a cornerstone of UI's legacy since the university was founded in 1889. Our community offers 35 Greek organizations whose members make up more than 30 percent of the student population.

Formal Recruitment registration has closed.

Spring Informal Recruitment details coming soon. Sign up to receive more information »

Questions? Contact us at (208) 885-6757, email us directly or use the contact form »

Recruitment FAQ

Formal recruitment provides early orientation to campus through a set of organized activities before the start of the fall semester.

The event helps students become acquainted with different fraternities and sororities on campus, who are also actively seeking new members. Grades, talents, activities and interests are all considered in the selection of new members.

Multicultural Greek Formal Recruitment is conducted by individual chapters. For more information, contact Fraternity & Sorority Life at (208) 885-6757 or email greek@uidaho.edu.

New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is also held in the fall for first-year students. Those who register for Recruitment are automatically signed up for New Student Orientation.

Bring all of your belongings to recruitment. Personal boxes and storage tubs should be clearly marked and will be stored in the residence halls. Download a complete list of items to bring, or view quick suggestions:

Sorority Recruitment

  • Sleeping Bag or blankets (Twin XL)
  • Pillow
  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel and washcloth
  • Shower items
  • Camera 
  • Formal attire for sorority events
  • Casual clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Water bottle
  • Personal medications
  • Fan
  • Workout clothes for our event at the Student Recreation Center
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Fraternity Recruitment

  • Sleeping Bag or blankets (Twin XL)
  • Pillow
  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel and washcloth
  • Shower items
  • Casual clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Water bottle
  • Athletic clothes/apparel
  • Business-casual clothing (i.e. polo shirt)
  • Personal medications
  • Fan

No. We ask that students participating in recruitment not sign a residence hall contract.

Ninety-seven percent of women and 93 percent of men who participate in Formal Recruitment are matched to a chapter. If for some reason students do not join, there will be room in the residence halls for them to move into. There is a fee for breaking contract.

Letters of references and recommendations are not required to participate in recruitment.

However, alumni sorority members often offer to write letters for friends and family members to serve as a personal introduction. Letters are designed to give the sorority added personal information, but do not serve as an advantage in recruitment.

If friends, employers or family members offer to write you a letter, have them mail it to the:

Office of the Dean of Students
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2431

All letters will be passed to the sorority recruitment chair.

While it is important to look your best during recruitment, it is even more important to be comfortable and feel good about yourself. Students will not be judged by what they wear, but dressing nice can boost confidence and enhance first impressions.

Students will do a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are encouraged. August weather in Moscow is warm, but an umbrella and raincoat are helpful during unpredictable weather.

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Contact Us

Teaching and Learning Center 232

Physical Address:
875 Line Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2431

Phone: 208-885-6757

Fax: 208-885-9494

Email: greek@uidaho.edu

Browse the Division Map