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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. 


Spring 2021 Panhellenic Recruitment will take place in January of 2021. Registration for Spring 2021 Recruitment will open in November. Please check back at that time to register. The fee for Panhellenic Recruitment is typically $130. This fee covers covers all expenses related to the coordination of the Panhellenic recruitment process, as well as a recruitment gift bag, food during the recruitment process, transportation, recruitment materials, and resources for students participating. Please note, this fee is subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE: Panhellenic does not have a formal recruitment process for the Fall 2020 semester. If you are interested in joining a Pahnhellenic sorority, please check back on this website in October for more details about Recruitment and registration.


Fall 2020 Interfraternity Council Recruitment will take place in early September. Please check back in August for registration details.

To participate 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.
*Please note that freshmen students will not be eligible to participate in Fall Recruitment.

If you are interested in participating in IFC Recruitment, you must:

  1. Pay a  $30 recruitment fee online when you register or with your WildCard, cash or check at IFC Recruitment Orientation. If you have questions or concerns about the fee, please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
  2. Attend the IFC Recruitment Orientation, required for all men interested in joining an IFC chapter.



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.