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.
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, it does not guarantee membership, as many chapters maintain their own GPA requirements. All students must also be in good disciplinary standing with the university to participate in the recruitment or intake processes.
In response to the rising number of cases of COVID-19 on Villanova’s campus, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has made the decision to postpone both Panhellenic and IFC Recruitment processes scheduled in February in an effort to protect the health and safety of our community members. We recognize that even a fully virtual process lends itself to opportunities for members and potential new members alike to be tempted to connect in person, and we are making this decision to mitigate the potential risks involved.
We are hopeful that recruitment may be able to take place after midterms in March. That decision will ultimately rest on the health of the community at that time. We will not be able to make any decision on timing until later in February at the earliest. In the meanwhile, it’s imperative for all members of the Fraternity and Sorority community to adhere to COVID safety measures at all times and to be diligent in wearing masks and maintaining at least 6-foot distance among people in all settings. We ask that you please continue to do your part to keep our Villanova community safe.
IFC will be moving forward with a Virtual Recruitment process beginning on March 18th. The experience will provide opportunities for interested potential new members to connect with our 8 IFC chapters on a virtual platform through virtual meet & greets, virtual round robins, and virtual chapter events. Registration for IFC recruitment is currently closed.
All potential new members:
- must have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA.
- must have completed at least one semester at Villanova University or another college or university (no less than 12 credit hours).
- be in good disciplinary standing.
The individual fraternities and sororities within MGC host their own recruitment and/or intake processes at different times throughout the year. You can also learn more information about the Multicultural Greek Council, expectations of membership, and recruitment and/or intake timelines at the following Individual Organization Websites.