Joining a Sorority

Have you ever thought..."IS GREEK LIFE FOR ME?"

Do you like meeting new people?

Do you want to get involved at UCA?

Spring 2011 New Members

Do you want to be a leader on campus?

Do you like helping others by performing community service?

Do you want to be a part of an organization that promotes academic excellence?

Do you want to find a place to call "home" at UCA?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions then you would definitely enjoy being Greek at UCA!

 

All of our NPC sororities are outstanding and are committed to providing opportunities for their members to help them develop their greatest potential as students and as women. Sororities today are far more than just social organizations; they facilitate growth and development of their members and contribute much to the community. Use your first semester to determine for yourself if you would like to become a part of the Panhellenic community at UCA. Please know, however, that affiliation with a sorority is not a prerequisite for an active and successful college experience. Joining a sorority, therefore, should be an individual decision, one which you make for yourself, not for your mother or your sister or best friend. Whether you join a sorority or not, recruitment will be a time for making new friends and beginning a new and exciting part of your life.

Eligibility Requirements

Entering freshmen must have at least a 2.5 high school grade point average and be currently enrolled as a full time student (12 hours). Entering freshmen may not be extended an invitation to membership before the fourth full week of the Fall semester (during the Formal Recruitment process). Current and/or transfer students must have at least a 2.5 college grade point average and be currently enrolled as a full time student (12 hours). Beyond this minimum standard established by the University, individual fraternity and sorority chapters may have higher standards for eligibility.

Interested individuals must also complete a Greek Life Orientation hosted by the Office of Student Life prior to being extended an invitation to membership. Those dates can be found here.

 

Fall Formal Recruitment

This annual event takes place approximately four weeks into the Fall semester. It's a great way to meet all five of our member groups. With specific timed rounds, invitation lists, and limits to the number of sororities a potential member might meet each round- it's very structured, but it's a great way to get a fresh look at all of our National Panhellenic Conference sororities. This is how most of our members join.

 

Continuous Open Bidding (Informal Recruitment)

Continuous Open Bidding is a way for sororities to pick up a few women here and there. It's very casual and unstructured and, since not every sorority participates, it's not easy to tell which sororities will participate in a given semester. It doesn't operate on a schedule, so some sororities will complete their COB process before another begins it. If you're interested in sorority membership, though, and a chapter invites you to a COB event, you should attend. If you missed out on formal recruitment, this is a great way to try and find a sorority home at UCA.