How to Join
What is Recruitment? Rush? Intake?
Recruitment/rush/intake is defined as any sorority or fraternity activity that seeks to add new members to a chapter. This could include info sessions, social gatherings, or a casual meal on or off campus. Some Greek-letter organizations host recruitment throughout the year, while others recruit during a specified time period each semester/year. Whenever it occurs, any chapter activity for the purpose of adding new members constitutes recruitment and must be in compliance with organizational policies, institutional rules, and state laws.
When do Students Typically Join?
90 percent of the students that join a sorority or fraternity at UT Austin do so during their first semester of college. However, some organizations require that students have a UT Austin minimum GPA and credit hours before joining. Students, including transfer students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, also have the opportunity to join the sorority and fraternity community.
A Note to PACE Students
Students participating in the Pathway to Admission through Co-Enrollment, also known as PACE, will have access to all of the benefits and privileges of a full time student at UT Austin. Participating in extracurricular activities, such as joining a sorority and fraternity, is encouraged and will enhance your experience in college.
It is important to note that our sorority and fraternity partners each have individual membership requirements. Membership decisions are the sole responsibility of the organization. We would encourage you to consult with the national organizations should you have questions about eligibility requirements.