The Fraternity & Sorority Life Team will continually assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily basis. Slight modifications have been made to both Panhellenic Sorority and IFC Fraternity recruitment periods. Please see additional details below. Any additional changes, delays or cancellations that impact recruitment will be communicated in a timely manner.
Expectations of Membership
Academic success is greatly valued in all fraternities and sororities. Each chapter has a minimum GPA requirement to join and maintain membership in their organization. In addition, each chapter has an elected/appointed officer dedicated to connecting members in the chapter with campus resources to ensure they excel academically. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life recommends potential news members maintain a minimum of a 2.75 to join a chapter.
In order to operate, chapters charge membership dues once a semester. First semester dues are more expensive due to initiation fees and new member fees. These fees cover chapter dues and may include chapter apparel, philanthropic donations, and other incidentals.
Members affiliated with one of the 25 housed organizations pay a house bill assessed by each individual chapter. More information about these costs is made available throughout recruitment. Additionally, all members of the fraternity and sorority community pay a $50 Greek activity fee each semester.
New members have the opportunity to live in the chapter facility during their time in the chapter. The University of Idaho requires that all full-time, first year students under 21 years of age to live in organized living groups officially recognized by the university for one academic year. Living in a fraternity or sorority chapter facility fulfills this requirement. All initiated and new members are expected to live in the chapter facility. If capacity is met, each chapter determines how to address overflow.
Members that live in a chapter facility are generally provided a meal plan as part of their house bill costs (this may vary by chapter). Additional meal plan options are available through on-campus dining with Vandals Dining.
The time commitment varies from chapter to chapter and from member to member, but new members can expect to invest more time in the first semester of membership as they go through their new member education program. New member education focuses on learning the history of the organization, developing leadership and time management skills, and spending time getting to know other members. Although it can be time intensive, it should not interfere with academic commitments.
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment - Hybrid Format - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
August 9-14 (Virtual Pre-Arrival Events) and August 16-17 (In-Person Events)
For Fall 2020, Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment will be held in a hybrid format in order to meet university and health department guidelines of physical distancing and safety for all involved. Participants will complete a portion of their recruitment experience virtually, before arriving on campus. Detailed schedules and guidelines can be found here, and will be communicated to participants shortly after registration is confirmed. Each recruitment experience is meant to provide meaningful opportunities for participants to learn about the benefits of membership while discovering the group of women that might best support them through their collegiate career and beyond. Register today and take the first step in elevating your student experience! Not ready to commit or have questions? We are here to chat. Email email@example.com.
IFC Fraternity Recruitment - August 15-17, 2020 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
For Fall 2020, IFC Fraternity Recruitment will be held in a hybrid format in order to meet university and health department guidelines of physical distancing and safety for all involved. Participants will complete a portion of their recruitment experience virtually, before arriving on campus. Detailed schedules and guidelines can be found here and will be communicated to participants shortly after registration is confirmed. Register today and take the first step toward finding your place to thrive on campus. Not ready to commit or have questions? We are here to chat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multicultural Greek Council Recruitment - Begins August 31, 2020
The Multicultural Greek Council hosts a structured recruitment for potential members to explore and engage with each chapter at the beginning of the fall semester. Each chapter holds an individual recruitment week in which potential members can learn even more about the chapters and engage in meaningful conversations. Invitation to join an MGC chapter is conducted on an individualized basis and is open to students of all backgrounds and identities.