Recruitment and Intake
Interested in learning more about the fraternity and sorority community at the University of Oklahoma? Use this page as a hub for everything you will need to know about going Greek! Links to each of our council pages are below:
Council Recruitment and Intake Processes
More than 6,500 current students have chosen to join the Fraternity & Sorority community at the University of Oklahoma. Each of our 56 active chapters is a member of one of our five Greek councils and each offers unique opportunities for personal growth and meaningful experiences to 29% of University of Oklahoma students.
Each council has its own recruitment and intake process. Learn about how to join each of our councils below.
The Interfraternity Council organizes a formal recruitment week each fall and spring semester. This process occurs the first week of each fall and spring semester. The vast majority of our members join through our formal recruitment process.
Fall 2021 Formal Recruitment Dates
- August 18 - 22, 2021
The recruitment process for the Independent Greek Council varies by chapter. Some chapters recruit semesterly, others recruit annually. Many IGC chapters recruit the first few weeks of each semester and hold a variety of events for those interested in joining their chapter to attend.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is home to 12 culturally-based Greek organizations, 6 fraternities and 6 sororities, here at the University of Oklahoma. MGC serves Asian, Latinx, Native American, and multicultural interest groups, but you do not have to hold these identities to be considered a member in a MGC organization.
MGC is built on community. You will not only be considered a member of one organization, but an entire community of fellow Greek students who will give their support; no matter which organization you chose, the MGC family will be there to uplift and inspire your collegiate journey.
MGC recruitment occurs the first two weeks of the semester. To join, prospective students should attend the following:
MGC Showcase (TBA)
MGC Showcase is an opportunity for MGC organizations to exhibit who they are as a chapter. Each organization has 5 minutes to showcase a dance, video, or speech about what it means to be a member of their Greek chapter. Not only do you experience special insight into each organization, this event is also a time to witness the collaborative nature of MGC. Through MGC Showcase you will understand their collective culture through their support for fellow organization/non-organization members. (*Recommended to attend before Informationals in order to experience the complexity of each MGC organization.)
Informational #1 & #2 (TBA)
Informationals offer organizations to present themselves to prospective students through 30-minute presentations. These sessions provide greater in-depth knowledge about the organization and are a requirement for prospective students who wish to join a MGC organization.
Recruitment events hosted by the organizations (TBA).
In order to be considered a prospective new member of an MGC organization, each prospective student MUST attend at least one informational session for the group they are interested in. After turning in an application for membership with a specific chapter, you will be selected for an interview. If selected, you must fill out an University of Oklahoma Official Intake Acceptance Form with the Fraternity & Sorority Programs and Services team.
The MGC Showcase and any recruitment events hosted by each individual organization are optional but always encouraged! Come join our community and make MGC your next home!
The National Pan-Hellenic Council does not have a formal recruitment process. However, each chapter does hold individual rush meetings or informationals at their own discretion. Typically, flyers or social media announcements will be posted in advance.
The Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services team encouages you to follow our individual NPHC chapters on social media to stay updated on upcoming recruitment events. You can find specific chapter contact information here.
Formal recruitment is the main process the National Panhellenic Conference sororities at the University of Oklahoma use to recruit new members. Formal recruitment is is typically conducted before the start of fall semester and lasts 5 days.
It is important to recognize that formal recruitment is a mutual selection process. All students will visit every sorority during the first round (Open House), but the remaining rounds are by invitation only. Just as the sororities are narrowing down the number of women attending each round of events, potential members may only accept a certain number of invitations to each round. The Panhellenic Adviser and Recruitment Guides (Rho Gammas) will explain the process in detail throughout the week. Each potential member will be assigned Recruitment Guides who will be available during the entire process to answer questions, provide support, and give valuable insight.
Participation in formal recruitment does not guarantee an invitation to join a sorority, nor does it obligate a student to join. However, approximately 80 - 85% of the students participating in formal recruitment each year join a sorority at the end of the week!
The Panhellenic Association at the University of Oklahoma also participates in an informal recruitment process. You can read more about Informal Recruitment, or Continuous Open Bidding (COB) here.
Formal Recruitment 2021 Dates
- August 17 - 22, 2021
Click the link below to register and get more information about Panhellenic Recrutiment 2021.
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