Recruitment and/or Intake

Participating in Fraternity and Sorority Life can be one of the most valuable and transformative experiences during one's collegiate years. Students involved in fraternities and sororities have the opportunity to build lifelong friendships while developing valuable leadership skills and giving back to the university community and local causes.

The decision to participate in fraternity or sorority recruitment and/or intake is personal and can often be intimidating. We encourage interested students to learn as much as possible and ask questions about the various groups and recruitment and/or intake processes.

Ways to educate yourself include attending Fraternity and Sorority Life Information Night sessions, browsing this website, and visiting Fraternity and Sorority Life in Corr Hall.

Villanova University hosts deferred recruitment, meaning formal recruitment takes place in the Spring semester. All students must have completed at least one full semester at Villanova or have transferred with at least one semester of credits to be eligible for recruitment or intake. In addition, individuals hoping to join Interfraternity Council fraternities must have at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA and individuals hoping to join Panhellenic Council sororities must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Individual chapters may have additional GPA requirements that are higher than the minimums listed above. All students must also be in good disciplinary standing with the university to go through the recruitment or intake processes. 

Interfraternity Council

The VP of Recruitment on the Interfraternity Council organizes the formal recruitment period during January and February of the Spring semester. Additionally, many chapters hold informal recruitment in the Fall semester, which is available to upperclassmen and transfer students.

Multicultural Greek Council

The individual fraternities and sororities within MGC host their own recruitment and/or intake processes at different times throughout the year. MGC hosts an annual "Meet the Greeks" event in January so interested individuals can meet all of the chapters at Villanova.

Panhellenic Council

The VP of Recruitment on the Panhellenic Council organizes formal recruitment, which takes place the week prior to Spring semester in January. Some chapters are eligible for informal recuritment in the Fall semester, which is available to upperclassmen and transfer students.