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

Experience UM session: Greek Life 101 will be held on August 20, 2021 at 12:00PM, 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.

    Please note that the recruitment schedule will begin in the evening of Monday, January 10th, 2022, with a meet and greet session for each potential new member (anyone going through formal sorority recruitment) to meet with their Recruitment Counselor. There will be an orientation session for all potential new members the following morning, Tuesday, January 11th, 2022. All participants must plan to participate in each round of recruitment starting on Tuesday, January 11th through Sunday, January 16th. 

    Recruitment is being planned as a hybrid model including both virtual and in person activities due to capacity concerns for social distancing. Please note that updates to recruitment may be made due to COVID 19 campus and local guidelines. Follow all social media and Panhellenic website for updates. 

    On campus housing will be open early for registered and eligible participants to move-in on Monday, January 10 starting at 2:00PM. No earlier move-in times are allowed.

    Spring 2022 anticipated recruitment dates: January 11 - 15, 2022. 

    Bid Day: Sunday, January 16, 2022

    Sorority recruitment registration is open September 13, 2021 - November 16, 2021 @ 11:59PM. Late registrations are not allowed and exceptions will not be considered.

    UPDATE 12/20/21: Sorority recruitment has been transitioned to a virtual experience. Please email with any questions.

  • 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 2022 recruitment will open on November 1, 2021 at 8:00AM and close on January 18 at 5:00PM. 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 $25 payment.

    All eligible students will receive confirmation they have been approved for recruitment and more information about events from IFC council leadership.

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

    IFC fraternity recruitment is contingent on health and safety guidelines. Please note that any necessary changes due to COVID safety measures may impact event scheduling. (updated 9/20/21)

    UPDATE 12/31/21: Fraternity recruitment has been transitioned to a virtual experience. 

    Spring 2022 IFC recruitment will be entirely virtual starting with zoom information sessions on January 17th and 18th where chapters will introduce themselves and share their remaining virtual schedule with all interested recruitment registrants. Chapters will extend bids and recruitment would conclude by Sunday January 23rd. Students do not need to be present on campus to participate in virtual recruitment. All approved registrants will receive an email with meeting information for the info session they are assigned to attend on or before January 14th. 

    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 policy agreement and academic grade release waiver: CLICK HERE

    For more information please follow the NPHC and MGC instagram accounts: @umiaminphc and @umiami_mgc