Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to join an NPHC organization?

The cost to join an NPHC organization varies from organization to organization, and the fees are subject to change at any time.  The average range to join an NPHC organization is anywhere from $1000.00 to $3,000 depending on the group. For most organizations the funds are due at one time, but there are one or two groups that have more than one payment date in the semester, so those fees could be broken down into two or more payments.  Because these organization exist under a national umbrella, a significant portion of the funds go to the National organization, required conferences and conventions, local chapter dues, and other various items that may be needed for the membership intake process.

If I am a legacy, meaning my mom or dad is a member of the organization I want to join, does that mean I am automatically in?

Being a legacy of any Greek organization does not automatically guarantee membership in any organization. Some organizations have special sections on membership intake paperwork where you can indicate whether you are a legacy or not, while others do not have policies regarding legacies. Often times, it is advised to proceed through programs and interest meetings/rush without a large amount of members knowing about your legacy status. Remember that discretion is important with NPHC intake, so please exercise that concept in multiple areas, including sharing information about legacy status.

If I am interested in joining an NPHC organization how do I express interest to members.

The best way to express interest in joining an NPHC organization is by attending chapter programs, events, and community service projects.  Each organization/chapter host a variety of educational, social, and philanthropic events on and off campus throughout the year, and by showing up and participating, you are letting them know you are interested in their organization.  In addition, some organizations (not all) have interest/informational meetings, that allows you to gain more knowledge about their organization/chapter, and express interest in their fraternity or sorority.  Advertisement about these events are mainly posted on the student center food court bulletin board, and various bulletin boards around campus. There is a calendar tab on this website that gives you the dates and times of organizational events as well.  The attire is typically business casual, except for interest meetings/rush, and special interest program(I.E Exercise/Social Activities).

What are the requirements for intake?

In order to be eligible for membership intake you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Attend at least one GO GREEK INFORMATION NIGHT per calendar year (until you go through the MIP process).
  • Attend the Leadership Launch 1 time during your undergraduate career.
  • Have at least 12 UCA Credit Hours (Transfer hours do not apply for organizations that only require 12 hours, but they do   count for organizations that require more than 12 hours. I.E Delta and Omega).
  • At least a 2.5gpa for Alpha, AKA, Omega, Zeta, and Sigma; 2.75gpa for Delta; and for Kappa, a 3.2gpa for freshman, and 2.7gpa for upperclassmen.
  • It is strongly recommended that aspirants have leadership exposure and experience through on-campus involvement and community involvement.

 

The NPHC organization I'm interested in can sometimes come across as unapproachable. How do you go about being open and trying to get to know the members without looking desperate or "thirsty"?

These members may be viewed as unapproachable but it is important to remember they are human, and could simply be having a bad day.  The best advice we offer is to be yourself and not focus on getting to know the members, but get to know the organization as a whole (National website and values), and allow your work ethic, resume, & campus involvement to speak for you. Contrary to the relationships you have with these women, if you exceed the requirement expectations, attend chapter programs, and exude the qualities of that particular organization, the likelihood of being extended a membership offer are higher.

I'm interested in joining Sigma Gamma Rho! Will I need to look for a poster in the Fall?

It is great that you are interested in joining Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Any recruitment information or programs hosted by these women will be posted around campus so keep your eyes open for flyer.  Over the last year, the women of the Kappa Xi Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho have participated in Greek Information nights and hosted a campus program in hopes of their return to the UCA Greek community.  For more information on joining the sorority, please contact the chapter directly by e-mail at kappaxisigma@gmail.com. You can also contact Dr. Monika-Alston Miller (chapter advisor) at  alstonm@uca.edu.