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

  • 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 2020 Recruitment dates: January 6 - 11, 2020

    Bid Day: Sunday, January 12, 2020

  • 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 Fall 2019 recruitment is open from August 9, 2019 and will close on August 26 at 11:59PM. Click here to register!

    IFC Recruitment BBQ dates

    • Fall 2019: Monday, August 19, 2019. 4:00PM, Foote Green
    • Spring 2020: TBD


    IFC Bid Day

    • Fall 2019: Friday, August 30, 2019. 4:00pm, Lakeside Patio
    • Spring 2020: TBD

    For more information visit the Interfraternity Council on their Facebook page.

  • 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.