How Do I Join the FSL Community at Villanova?
Participating in Fraternity and Sorority Life can be an incredibly rewarding and transformative experience. Students involved in fraternities and sororities have the opportunity to build lifelong friendships, develop valuable leadership skills and give back to the University community and local causes.
The decision to join a fraternity or sorority is personal and can sometimes be difficult. We highly encourage interested students to learn as much as possible and ask questions about the various groups, recruitment and/or intake processes and expectations of membership before joining so they can make informed decisions.
- All students must have completed at least one full semester at Villanova or have transferred to Villanova with at least one semester of credits to be eligible for recruitment or intake.
- Students hoping to participate in the recruitment process must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Although this is the minimum GPA required to participate in recruitment, it does not guarantee membership—many chapters maintain their own GPA requirements.
- All students must also be in good disciplinary standing with the University to participate in recruitment or intake processes.
HOW DO I JOIN? RECRUITMENT & BID ACCEPTANCE
IFC Spring Recruitment will take place January 22-29, 2023
NOTE: IFC Recruitment occurs each semester. There is a $30 fee to participate in the recruitment process, which can be paid at the time of registration or at the time of the first recruitment event.
IFC Spring 2023 Recruitment Dates
December 5: Registration Opens (link will be provided after Thanksgiving break)
January 22: Meet and Greet
January 23: Round Robins
January 24-28: Chapter Events by Invitation
January 29: Bid Day
If you are interested in joining a fraternity at Villanova, you must participate in either the fall or spring recruitment process. Membership invitations are not guaranteed outside of the organized recruitment process and all potential members must meet the Villanova minimum standards for membership to be eligible. Once you are registered for the recruitment process, more information will be shared with you regarding event-specific details and next steps.
The individual fraternities and sororities within MGC host their own recruitment and/or intake processes at different times throughout the year.
To learn more about the Multicultural Greek Council, expectations of membership, recruitment and/or intake timelines, or for general information, please email Hunter Bonton, Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
The Villanova Panhellenic Spring 2023 Recruitment process will take place January 11-16, 2023.
Due to the nature and planning of the formal recruitment process, the Panhellenic recruitment process takes place once a year in the Spring semester. There is a $130 fee to participate in the recruitment process that can be paid at the time of registration.
Registration for the Spring 2023 recruitment process opened on November 1, 2022. Click here to register. NOTE: First-semester, first-year students are ineligible to participate in Spring Recruitment.
Eligible chapters may also participate in an informal recruitment process in the fall semester. Please check our website in August/September when we update the list of chapters eligible to participate in fall recruitment and their chapter contact information.
Bids are formal invitations to membership from either an IFC Fraternity or Panhellenic Sorority.
Once you receive a bid or an invitation for membership from a chapter at Villanova, it is important to understand the time commitment, membership requirements and cost of your affiliation.
Joining a fraternity or sorority is a commitment in many ways and it is important to consider the potential impacts and personal adjustments that will need to be made to continue with membership.
Chapter leadership will alert the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life of your new member status, so individuals are not required to share their membership acceptance with OFSL. OFSL will ask you to come to our office at 108 Dougherty Hall to sign a membership and GPA disclosure form so office staff can check individual academic standing and ensure eligibility.
Villanova students are called to demonstrate respect, dignity and care for each member of their student organization.
Hazing, in any form, is strictly prohibited by Villanova University, the Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and Multicultural Greek Councils, and the local and inter/national offices of each recognized organization. New and active members should not tolerate such behavior as it does not promote relationship-building and trust. Hazing serves to break down morale and the notion of community upon which Villanova University was founded.