The Fraternity & Sorority Life Team is busy finalizing the dates for Fall Recruitment 2021 which will be posted on this page and announced through social media in the near future. Please check back often for additional updates. Any student interested in joining our community in fall 2020 or spring 2021, should complete the Interested in Fraternity & Sorority Life Form and one of our team members will contact you with current opportunities.
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 Fall 2021
Information regarding Fall Formal Recruitment for 2021 will be available in the near future. Already on campus and interested in joining our community? We are here to chat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Interested in Fraternity & Sorority Life Form.
IFC Fraternity Recruitment Fall 2021
Information regarding Fall Formal Recruitment for 2021 will be available in the near future. Already on campus and interested in joining our community? We are here to chat. Email email@example.com or complete the Interested in Fraternity & Sorority Life Form.