Fall Recruitment 2023
Now more than ever cultivating meaningful relationships matters. Membership in one of our organizations will surround you with people who challenge you to become the best version of yourself, while supporting who you are today. Our members are successful students and leaders because they found their people and their purpose in the fraternity and sorority community. Are you ready to find yours?
Living in a Chapter Facility:
The Moscow campus is home to 26 chapter facilities that house all of our Panhellenic Sororities and most of our IFC Fraternities. Students that join a chapter have the opportunity to live in the facility throughout their time as a Vandal, which also satisfies the university's first-year live on campus requirement. The average cost of living in a chapter facility is $3,800-$5,900 per semester which includes membership dues, room rent, meals and more. All chapter facilities are independently owned and operated by local or national housing corporations.
The Joining Process:
There are many opportunities throughout the year to become a member of our community. One of the most common is to attend formal recruitment in the fall semester. During recruitment, members of sororities, fraternities and prospective members get to meet one another and explore membership opportunities through meaningful conversations and events. These opportunities are designed to build relationships, provide education and build confidence in the decision making process. Fall recruitment is open to new and current U of I students as well as transfer students.
Fall Formal Recruitment Dates:
- Fall 2023: Aug. 9-14
- Fall 2024: Aug. 8-13 (Tentative)
Expectations of Membership
Our chapters consistently outperform other student groups/clubs and living communities on campus in retention and graduation rates. Each chapter utilizes a high impact academic plan supported by campus and national headquarter partners. Additionally, our community consistently awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships yearly. Fraternity & Sorority scholarships are awarded in addition to general university scholarships.
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.
Joining a fraternity or sorority comes with a financial commitment to cover the cost of participation in chapter activities, membership fees, member benefits and housing/meals for housed organizations. Additionally, all members of the fraternity and sorority community pay a $50 Greek activity fee each semester which supports community-wide education, leadership opportunities, and staffing in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
Members affiliated with one of the 26 housed organizations pay a house bill assessed by each individual chapter. More information about these costs is made available throughout recruitment.
- Average Sorority House Bill (per semester): $3,683.80 (room/board only)
- Average Sorority Membership Fees/Dues (per semester): $345.60
- Average Fraternity House Bill (per semester): $3,823.20 (room/board and dues)
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 Idaho Eats.
The time commitment varies from chapter to chapter and from member to member. New members can expect to invest more time in the first semester of membership as they go through their new member education or intake program. This period is devoted to learning the history of the organization, chapter operations, and rituals; all while developing leadership, time management, and academic success skills. Although it can be time intensive, membership in our chapters should not interfere with academic commitments. Members can make their experience even more impactful by taking on leadership roles, serving on chapter committees, or running for elected positions on their chapter’s executive board.
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment: Registration Closes August 1, 2023
Panhellenic Primary Recruitment is a fully-structured, five-day process in which Potential New Members (students participating in recruitment, also known as PNMs) meet current sorority members from all ten chapters and learn more about the Panhellenic experience at U of I. Each participant is connected to a recruitment counselor who serves as a resource and mentor throughout the experience, as well as with a group of peers who are going through the process together. Registration fees cover temporary lodging, meals, storage and more. Register before May 1, 2023 to receive early bird pricing!
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IFC Fraternity Recruitment: Registration Closes August 1, 2023
IFC Recruitment at University of Idaho is a structured multiday experience where students can meet current members from all 17 IFC chapters and learn more about the membership experience. Participants are provided temporary lodging, meals, storage for academic year supplies and more during the experience. Register before May 1, 2023, to receive early bird pricing.
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Fraternity & Sorority Multicultural Greek Recruitment: Fall 2023 Registration Opens March 21
Recruitment for the Multicultural Greek Council chapters begins with an MGC Showcase Week where all six chapters host community-wide events to introduce prospective members to their community. Shortly after the showcase week, each chapter begins their intake process by hosting an event or series of events where interested students can meet active chapter members, ask questions about the national organization, and learn more about the intake experience. Examples of these events have included community service, game nights, lunch/dinner, roller skating, study sessions, dance/exercise classes, crafting and creative arts, trivia, and more.