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How to Join

Within our varied sorority and fraternity community, there are approximately 60 distinct chapters, each characterized by its unique culture, values, and traditions. Every organization actively promotes student engagement on campus, emphasizing leadership, philanthropy, intercultural education, and academic excellence.

Recruitment, Intake or Rush?

Recruitment, also known as rush or intake, is defined as any sorority or fraternity activity that seeks to add new members to a chapter. This could include information sessions, social gatherings and more. Some Greek-letter organizations host recruitment throughout the year, while others recruit during specified times each semester or year.

Any chapter activity for the purpose of adding new members is recruitment. These activities must be in compliance with organizational policies, Institutional Rules, and state law.

Members of Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, part of the Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic Council, at a new member event.

Recruitment Frequently Asked Question Documents

Below are frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents to help students navigate the recruitment or rush process for all communities in the sorority and fraternity community at UT Austin. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the council-maintained websites or reach out directly to our office staff or the council leadership whose information can be found on the Council Communities page.

When do Students Typically Join?

90% of the students who join a sorority or fraternity at UT Austin do so during their first semester. However, some organizations require that students have a minimum GPA and credit hours at UT Austin before joining. Students, including transfer students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors 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 (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 or fraternity is encouraged.

It is important to note that individual sororities and fraternities each have their own membership requirements. Membership decisions are the sole responsibility of the organization. If you have questions about specific eligibility requirements, contact the national office for the chapter in question.