We've compiled answers to the most common questions we receive from parents of prospective Greek members. Click the sections below to learn more.
Sorority Recruitment: What Parents Need to Know Webinar (available after December 17, 2019)
Fraternity Recruitment: What Parents Need to Know Webinar (available after December 17, 2019)
In order to participate in recruitment or intake, a student must:
There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements.
Any academic issues that will affect a student’s eligibility (contested grades, finishing incomplete coursework in order to receive a grade, etc.) must be resolved before recruitment begins (5 p.m. CST January 3, 2020 for Panhellenic Recruitment; 5 p.m. CST January 22, 2020 for Interfraternity Council Recruitment).
Interfraternity Council Recruitment
Panhellenic Council Recruitment
Membership dues cover educational programs, insurance fees, social events, and national benefits. Some also include weekly catered meals, t-shirts/merchandise, a chapter house, and transportation to events.
Interfraternity Council Fraternities
Multicultural and National Pan-Hellenic Council Fraternities and Sororities
As a general rule, a legacy is the child, sibling, or grandchild of an initiated member in good standing of a particular Greek organization. Some groups include more distant family members (cousins, nieces/nephews, etc.), and many include step-family members.
Most fraternities and sororities give some special consideration to legacies. However, having a legacy relationship to an organization in no way guarantees an invitation to membership. The fit between the chapter members and the potential member is the most important factor in determining whether an organization will invite someone to join.
Unlike on some campuses where recommendations from alumni members are essential, most Tulane fraternities and sororities do not require recommendations. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are the only organizations that require recommendations. Students are welcome to ask close friends or family members to write recommendations for them for other organizations, but they will generally be fine without them. Recommendations in no way guarantee invitations to membership.
Many students wonder what they should wear during Panhellenic Recruitment. There is no need to buy new clothes for recruitment; your daughter should already own everything she needs. The most important article of clothing for recruitment is comfortable shoes, because the potential new members walk from place to place and stand for most recruitment events.