How to Join

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 while developing valuable leadership skills and giving 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.

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

Villanova University hosts deferred recruitment, meaning the primary recruitment and/or intake period 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. Additionally, 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 (set by the Office of Student Involvement), it does not guarantee membership, as many chapters maintain their own GPA requirements that are higher than the Office of Student Involvement's requirement of 2.75. All students must also be in good disciplinary standing with the university to participate in the recruitment or intake processes. 

Interfraternity Council

The Division of Student Life at Villanova University has decided to postpone Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment during the Spring 2018 semester. After a review of this past semester, we are concerned about potential high risk activity and culture that exists among the IFC fraternities. This decision is being made proactively in the interest of utmost caution as we seek to support the health and safety of all students. We will use this semester to work with the eight IFC chapters on the implementation of the Standards of Excellence program and to refine the IFC recruitment and new member education process.  The earliest any chapter could be permitted to take new members will be Fall 2018, pending the efforts of this semester. In the meantime, IFC Chapters may continue to function (i.e., chapter meetings, philanthropy events, registered social events) but may not recruit or promise any future bids to any potential new members. Any perceived or actual new member activity during this time will jeopardize the future of a chapter at Villanova University. 

Multicultural Greek Council

The individual fraternities and sororities within MGC host their own recruitment and/or intake processes at different times throughout the year. Please contact Brooke Goodman (brooke.goodman@villanova.edu), Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life for more information about which MGC organizations are conducting recruitment and/or intake in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. You can also learn more information about the Multicultural Greek Council, expectations of membership, and recruitment and/or intake timelines at the following:

  • FSL Info Night: Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Connelly Cinema
  • VUGreekLife Instagram and Facebook pages
  • Individual organization websites
  • Tabling and informational events throughout the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters

Panhellenic Council

The Panhellenic Council VP of Recruitment and Assistant VP of Recruitment organize the primary recruitment period each spring semester. This year, Panhellenic primary recruitment will take place during the Spring 2018 semester over the course of two weekends (Saturday, January 27 - Sunday, January 28, 2018 and Friday, February 2 - Sunday, February 4, 2018). Registration to participate (which is required) will be open from Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to Friday, January 12, 2018. Information about the Panhellenic Council, expectations of membership, recruitment process, and registration logistics will be communicated at the following times:

  • FSL Info Night: Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Connelly Cinema
  • Panhellenic Council tabling events during December 2017
  • On the VUGreekLife Instagram and Facebook pages
  • Via the Wildcat Newswire
  • Panhellenic Myths Debunked Panels (attending one session is required for registration eligibility)
    • Monday, Oct. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in East Lounge and West Lounge
    • Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Connelly Cinema and Garey Hall Cafe
    • Friday, Nov. 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Connelly Cinema
  • Mock Recruitment (attending one 45-minute session is required for registration eligibility)
    • Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in East Lounge and West Lounge
    • Thursday, Nov. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in East and West Lounge
  • Panhellenic Community Night (attending one session is required for registration eligibility)
    • Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Villanova Room
  • Meet Your Rho Gamma 
    • Various time slots during Saturday, Jan. 20 - Sunday, Jan. 21
  • Panhellenic Recruitment Kickoff
    • Thursday, Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Villanova Room
***Students that are unable to attend any of the required PNM education events prior to registration must contact the Panhellenic Recruitment Team (vupanhellenicrecruitment@gmail.com), to schedule a time to meet to review information that was presented at the missed event(s).***

 

Some chapters are eligible for informal recuritment in the fall semester, which is available to upperclassmen and transfer students.