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Prospective Greek members

The Tulane University Fraternity/Sorority Community participates in deferred recruitment, meaning entering first-time first semester freshmen may not join fraternities and sororities. Deferred recruitment allows students the opportunity to adjust to academic life at Tulane before taking on the additional time commitment of a Greek organization.

During New Student Orientation and throughout each fall semester, there are a variety of events, informational sessions, and meetings where students may sign up for more information and meet current members of the Tulane Greek Community. Those events and dates will be listed on the OFSP web site. Please contact our office or an organization president with questions.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in recruitment or intake, prospective members must:  

  • be full-time, degree-seeking Tulane students
  • have earned 12 hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • be in good standing with Tulane. For the purposes of recruitment and intake, good standing is defined as not having received a Student Conduct sanction of Disciplinary Probation or Deferred Suspension and not having been convicted of any academic integrity violations by the Honor Board.
  • successfully complete all four components of our Potential New Member Education Series. All information about these programs will be sent at the beginning of each fall semester month to students' Tulane email.
    • Sexual Violence Prevention Programming: options available throughout the fall semester and include, but are not limited to​:
      • ​​​​One Wave 1.0 Training: offered throughout the fall semester through The Well for Health Promotion
      • Shifting the Paradigm: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; 7-9 p.m. in LBC Kendall Cram ballroom
      • USG Town Hall on Sexual Violence: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6 p.m. in the LBC Kendall Cram ballroom
      • All options and dates may be found on OrgSync
    • Greek-Wise Online Module: A companion to the Alcohol-Wise program all first-year students complete; available starting November 1, 2017
    • Alcohol Education Workshop: TUPHE BUZZ: offered throughout the fall semester through The Well for Health Promotion
      • All workshop dates and times may be found on OrgSync
    • Student's Choice: choose from one approved program from a campus partner below; options offered throughout the fall semester with dates listed in OrgSync
      • Academic Success Center
      • The Well for Health Promotion
      • Office of Multicultural Affairs
      • Community Engagement Advocates
  • Specific questions regarding this program can be sent to greek@tulane.edu

These are the minimum requirements set by the University. Each fraternity or sorority has its own policies regarding membership, and many groups have higher requirements.

Please note: The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs does not make exceptions to the requirements to join a Greek organization. First year students who withdraw from a course and earn fewer than 12 hours will not be allowed to participate in recruitment or intake. Any issues of academic discrepancies (incomplete courses, contested grades, questions of transfer credit, etc.) must be resolved before recruitment or intake begins. Students should consult the recruitment/intake guidelines for the type of organization they hope to join to find the deadlines for resolving academic discrepancies.

Click on the buttons below for detailed information about recruitment and intake for each council:

Interfraternity Council   Multicultural Greek Council
   

National Pan-Hellenic Council   Panhellenic Council

 

Unrecognized Organizations

The University does not allow students to join a fraternity or sorority that we do not recognize. Unrecognized fraternities and sororities are not held to the University or governing council standards that govern their behavior. They operate without the oversight, training, and education provided by staff in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs nor by any national organization. These organizations include Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig), Sigma Alpha Mu (SAMMY), Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike), Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE, Deke), and Omega Psi Phi (Omega). Additionally, please be aware that there are members no longer affiliated with Alpha Epsilon Pi still operating as a separate underground organization; they may be using the names "Old AEPi" or "828".