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 website and WaveSync. Please contact our office or an organization president with questions.
NOTE: First year students will NOT be permitted to attend social events with alcohol hosted at fraternity houses for the first four weeks of classes (this does not apply to designated fraternity recruitment events, which do not include alcohol).
To be eligible to participate in recruitment or intake, prospective members must:
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:
Neither Tulane University, its Interfraternity Council, nor the fraternities' national organizations recognize ("828"), Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE), Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike), Sigma Alpha Mu (Sammy), or Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) on our campus. The University does not allow students to join a fraternity or sorority that we do not recognize. Students who choose to affiliate with unrecognized organizations may face Student Conduct action. Sanctions for students found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct by affiliating with or supporting an unrecognized organization may range from a warning to suspension or expulsion from the University.
Unrecognized fraternities and sororities are not held to the University or governing council standards that govern their behavior. They operate without oversight, training, and education provided by the staff in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs nor by any national organization.
Please note: The University is currently working with staff from Alpha Epsilon Pi on plans to reestablish their chapter at Tulane. Affiliating with the group of students interested in this effort does not constitute affiliating with an unrecognized organization.