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. 
  • 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.

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 six 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.

    Spring 2021 Recruitment dates: January 12 - 16, 2021.

    Update: Panhellenic sorority recruitment will be a fully virtual experience. Participants will not be required to attend any in person events or meetings on campus. 

    Bid Day: Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Interfraternity Council Recruitment

    If you are interested in joining one of our 11 fraternities that are part of IFC you must regsiter for recruitment. Registration includes that you meet all eligibility requirements and submit a $25 fee. Registration for Spring 2021 recruitment will open on November 23, 2020 at 8:00AM. Click here to register!

    IFC Recruitment will be virtual this semester.   The kick-off is a Meet and Greet that will be hosted via Zoom occurring Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26.   Eligible recruitment registrants will receive an email on Monday February 25 providing details on which Meet and Greet they are assigned to – either Monday’s or Tuesday’s.  It will also include links to the webinar and chapter breakouts.  Meet and Greets will start with the webinar at 5:00PM.

    Recruitment registrants will receive more information from each chapter about the rest of the week’s virtual recruitment schedule at their Meet and Greet.

    For more information visit the Interfraternity Council on their Facebook page and follow them on Instagram at @umiami_ifc

    Please note that any necessary changes due to COVID safety measures may impact event scheduling.

  • 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.