How to Join

The University of Miami Greek Life offers many opportunities for leadership, community service, scholarship, friendship, and lifelong membership. You are encouraged to explore what Greek Life can offer you! The four governing councils are made up of different fraternities and sororities, each with different recruitment schedules.

Steps to Join

All students must meet the following criteria for eligibility:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level coursework while physically participating in classes on a single campus or university. AP credit, dual enrollment high school programs, and online courses do not meet the requirement. 
  • Online courses, including the course in the Univeristy of Miami DCIE Spring Start Online program, do not count toward the minimum credit requirement to be eligible to join Greek Life in the spring.
  • All 12 hours must be completed within one semester. 
  • Must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum 12 credit hours as an undergraduate.

For more information, please contact

Greek Life 101 Sessions at Cane Kick-off Orientation

Experience UM will host a Greek Life 101 sessions where you can learn more about joining one of our organizations. Sessions will be held during 'Cane Kick-off Orientation

Experience UM session: Greek Life 101 will be held on August 18, 2023 at 2 p.m., Whitten Learning Center Room 130. 

You may also visit with each of our council's that will be tabling at Canefest!

Council Specific Processes

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  • Panhellenic Association Spring (Primary) Recruitment

    Women interested in joining one of the seven Panhellenic Association sororities should follow the Panhellenic Association’s Website for updates on how to register and prepare for recruitment. All recruitment questions may be directed at for more information.

    More information will be made available for recruitment week activities during Fall 2024. 

    On campus housing is expected to be open early for registered and eligible participants to move-in on Monday, January 6 starting at 2:00PM. No earlier move-in times are allowed.

    Spring 2025 anticipated recruitment dates: January 6-12, 2025. 

    Bid Day: Sunday, January 12, 2025

    Sorority recruitment registration will open in September 3, 2024 and close November 24, 2024 at 11:59PM EST. 

    Late registrations are not allowed and exceptions will not be considered.

    Some chapters are eligible to host informal recruitment during Fall 2024 semester. This information is available the first week of classes by emailing

    Sorority Showcase October 9, 2024: Shalala Ballrooms, 6 – 9 PM                      

    Panhell Preview November 6, 2024: Panhellenic Building, 6 – 9 PM

  • Interfraternity Council Recruitment

    If you are interested in joining one of our 11 fraternities that are part of IFC you must register for recruitment. Registration includes that you meet all eligibility requirements and submit a $40 fee. Registration for FALL 2024 will open June 1st.

    Click here to register! You will need to login to Engage via UM credentials to complete the registration form. Before submitting, make sure to complete your $40 payment online.

    All eligible students will receive confirmation they have been approved for recruitment and more information about events from IFC council leadership after spring grades post, in early August. There is no need to return to campus earlier than regular scheduled move-in times for on campus housing.

    For more information, visit the Interfraternity Council on Instagram at @umiami_ifc.

    Fall Recruitment Kick-off BBQ: August 19, 2024, Foote Green, 4PM-6PM

    Bid Day: Sunday, August 25, 2024 at the UC Rock Plaza, 4PM

    Please email with any questions.

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council Recruitment

    All organizations in both these councils have an equally unique collection of recruitment processes. While some organizations have formal recruitment, other organizations create interest through interest meetings, informational sessions, or word-of-mouth.

    More specific information such as frequency, nature, and length for New Member Education/Intake period may be different for each individual organization.

    All interested students wanting to join a fraternity or sorority in NPHC and MGC must complete the following form to confirm the policy agreement and academic grade release waiver: CLICK HERE.

    For more information, please follow the NPHC and MGC Instagram accounts: @umiaminphc and @umiami_mgc.