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Being part of a fraternity or sorority places students at the center of the largest self-governing community on campus.

  • August 10th:
    • Check In for Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment is from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    • Parent Orientation begins at 3:30 PM
    • Family BBQ begins at 6:00 PM
  • August 11th – 14th:
    • Students will receive a detailed recruitment schedule upon arrival on the 10th.
    • Recruitment starts anywhere from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM depending on the day, for both Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment. Each day of recruitment is different.
    • Official recruitment events end before dinner each day.
    • Each night will have an activity for all participants of recruitment.
    • Curfew is at 10pm each night.
  • August 14th: Bid Day
    • Fraternity Bid Day begins at 8:00 AM
    • Sorority Bid Day begins at 3:00 PM
    • If a student accepts a bid to a Fraternity or Sorority, they will move in that day.
    • If a student does not accept a bid, they will move into the residence halls immediately.

The University of Idaho offers orientation programs for students interested in Greek Life during the fall and spring semesters.

Recruitment events are the easiest way to learn about individual chapter houses, meet other students in fraternities and sororities, and immerse yourself in student life on campus.

Fall Formal Recruitment is held in August before fall semester classes begin. The smaller Spring Informal Recruitment is held in February.

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

Each chapter is self-supported through dues charged to members. In the first year of membership, a few one-time expenses are also collected.

Greek living costs include lodging, meals, Internet, cable, phone service, study and recreation areas, and direct access and involvement in a great community. Costs are incredibly competitive compared to other housing options on campus. The average cost is $3,400 per semester for fraternities and $3,900 for sororities.

Joining a fraternity or sorority can make the adjustment to college life easier by offering students a support group and friends for life.

A Greek organization is a group of individuals with similar interests bonded together by common goals and aspirations. These bonds are created through membership rituals based on common principles such as honor, friendship, truth and knowledge. Each group works to instill and support these ideals in their members through everyday activities.

Students who live on campus are also more likely to have higher GPAs and graduate faster. Other advantages include:

  • Access to scholastic resources to help students achieve academic goals.
  • Learning leadership skills and hands-on opportunities to practice them.
  • Encouragement to get involved on campus and in the community.
  • Exposure to career and other opportunities through interaction with fellow students and alumni.

There are more than 1,700 students in the Greek community. More than 1,000 live in chapter facilities — 600 of which are first-year students. 

Our community offers 34 chapters whose members make up more than 20 percent of the student population.

Download a complete list of things to bring (PDF), 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, parents do not need to stay through recruitment. We do ask parents to come on August 10th for check in, Parent Orientation and the Family BBQ. The students will be very busy from the 11th to the 14th, so there is no need to stay in Moscow after the 10th.

  • If your son summer signs with a fraternity then you will only be responsible for paying the university recruitment fee, which you can do on this website. You will not need to pay the recruitment-housing fee because he will not be staying in the residence halls during formal recruitment.
  • If your son summer signs, then he is not allowed to move in to his fraternity until after 12:00 PM on the 14th. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy. Men who summer sign are not allowed to be a part of the formal recruitment process in order to maintain a neutral environment for the men who opt to participate in the formal process.

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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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