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: This year, 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).
In the context of safety and following all COVID guidelines, Tulane is committed to supporting the development of our registered student organizations. Through their recruitment, meetings, and events, student organizations provide interpersonal relationships, networking connections, and meaningful engagement. These purposeful co-curricular groups offer hands-on experiential learning and friendships for a lifetime.
This commitment extends to our sorority and fraternity chapters that are registered student organizations and recognized by their national organizations. With over 40% of our Tulane undergraduate student body as active members of our 23 chapters, fraternities and sororities are a significant community of belonging and connection for many Tulane students.
Specifically, in the time of COVID and our collective loss of interpersonal connections, Tulane and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs are working with the chapters and councils to create safe recruitment practices that are informed by and shaped specifically by COVID guidelines.
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 recognice Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi, "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 Kappa Sigma 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.