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Department of Student Involvement Suite 302B

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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August 10:

  • 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 11 – 14:

  • Students will receive a detailed recruitment schedule upon arrival on August 10.
  • 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 10 pm each night.
  • August 14 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.

    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
    • View ideas on Pinterest »

    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

    We ask that students participating in recruitment not sign a residence hall contract.

    Ninety-seven percent of women and Ninety-nine 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 a residence hall contract.

    Letters of reference are only accepted during fall formal recruitment and are not required to participate.

    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.

    View examples of what to wear on Pinterest »

    Our Greek Community

    Find peers with similar interests and values by joining one of our 34 Greek organizations. Members make up more than 20 percent of the student population.

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    Contact Us

    Department of Student Involvement Suite 302B

    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