Greek Recruitment Information

Recruitment at UCA

The university has set forth a few minimum eligibility requirements before you can join a fraternity or sorority on campus.

  1. Recruitment is limited to students who are enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours) and are in good standing.
  2. Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) to participate
    1. Entering freshmen must have at least a 2.5 high school grade point average.
    2. Current UCA students must have at least a 2.5 UCA grade point average.
    3. Transfer students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average on their transfer transcript.
  3. All fraternity and sorority new members will be required to attend a new member orientation.
    1.  Panhellenic, IFC and Sigma Phi Lambda new members will attend the new member orientation the semester of initiation. If a student accepts a bid after the new member orientation they will be required to attend the following semester.
    2. NPHC, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. new  members will be expected to attend the new member orientation the semester immediately following initiation.
    3. 2017-2018 new member orientation sessions: Mark your calendar!
      1. Fall 2017 – September 24, 2017
      2. Spring 2018 – January 27, 2018

If these requirements are met, then an individual may be eligible to receive a bid from a fraternity or sorority. Although groups may set higher standards, these are the minimum University requirements.  Please be certain to check with an organization about their specific eligibility requirements.

Recruitment Processes

Tnpccoahere are five National Panhellenic Conference sororities recognized in the Panhellenic Council: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Zeta, Sigma Kappa, and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Panhellenic sorority recruitment is coordinated for the five Panhellenic sororities in August.  Panhellenic also allows “continuous open bidding” throughout the year for sororities which are not at the total allowable size. Panhellenic recruitment is restricted to students who are regularly matriculated students at UCA. For more specific information visit the Panhellenic website at uca.edu/panhellenic.

 

NPHClogoThere are 8 active organizations governed under the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) for historically African-American fraternities and sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Each of these organizations recruit through a “Membership Intake” process.  Membership Intake is conducted once per semester during the fall and/or spring semester for each organization. Individual chapters will determine if they will have membership intake in conjunction with their state, regional, or national organization. In addition to the University’s eligibility requirements, interested candidates must complete the following to be eligible for membership intake:

  • Must have completed at least twelve (12) UCA credit hours.
    • Transitional courses do not count towards the 12 hours.
  • Attend a Greek Information Night at least once per academic year prior to participating in membership intake.
    • Fall 2017 – September 12, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Student Center
  • Attend the Leadership Launch Conference once prior to participating in Membership Intake.
    • Fall 2017 – September 23, 2017

For more specific information visit the NPHC website at uca.edu/nphc

 

There are nine national fraternities currently recognized in the Interfraternity Council (IFC): Alpha Sigma Phi (Colony), Beta Upsilon Chi, Kappa Sigma, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Tau Gamma. Recruitment for IFC fraternities is coordinated for member organizations in September and January. Fraternities are also eligible to extend “open bids” throughout the academic year. For more specific information regarding recruitment dates, visit the IFC Fraternity Recruitment website at uca.edu/ifc

 

There is one national fraternity and two national sororities currently recognized by the Independent Greek Council (IGC): Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. and Sigma Phi Lambda. Membership intake for Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is conducted once per semester during the fall and/or spring semester for each organization. Individual chapters will determine if they will have membership intake in conjunction with their state, regional, or national organization. Recruitment for Sigma Phi Lambda is coordinated in September and January. For more specific information regarding dates and details, visit the IGC website at uca.edu/igc.

Kappa Sigma

Pi Kappa Alpha

Phi Lambda Chi

Phi Sigma Kapp

Sigma Tau Gamma

Sigma Nu