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Information for Parents

In the following tabs you will find information regarding Tulane's recruitment and intake processes. Please keep in mind it is your student's responsibility to complete all requirements.

Parent Tutorials with detailed information regarding the delayed start of the Spring 2022 semester will be posted here by January 5, 2022.

Fraternity Tutorial:   https://youtu.be/r7pJtBrNvVU

Sorority Tutorial:  https://youtu.be/KIBmsXP1DPk

 

Eligibility

In order to participate in recruitment or intake, a student must:

  • be full-time, degree-seeking Tulane students
  • have earned at least 12 semester hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average in those hours
    • For students whose first semester of enrollment at Tulane will be Spring 2022, at least 6 of those 12 hours must be from graded, college-level courses accepted for credit by Newcomb-Tulane College. Because you will not have a Tulane GPA, we will use grades in all college-level courses you have taken from Summer 2021 forward to calculate your GPA and determine your eligibility. This means we will include any grades below a C if the class is approved to transfer, even though you would not earn Tulane credit, per university policy. Courses that have not been approved for transfer into the Newcomb-Tulane College will not contribute toward this calculation.
  • be free of pending Student Conduct or Honor Board charges or sanctions 
  • not have been found responsible for a drug possession violation
  • have completed all (7) components of the Potential New Member (PNM) Education Series; reminder information regarding all programs will be sent monthly to students via their Tulane email. 

There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements.

Important Dates

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

  • Registration cost: $50
  • Students should complete registration at tulaneifc.mycampusdirector2.com.  
    • Parents are not to complete this for their student; Registration contains a Grade Release Agreement only students can sign.
  • Chapters host individual “Recruitment Open House” events throughout the fall. Attendance is optional but strongly encouraged.
  • Membership invitations (bids) will be issued in February 2022.

Multicultural and National Pan-Hellenic Council Fraternity and Sorority Membership Intake

  • Each organization sets its own schedule in consultation with graduate advisors.
  • No registration process
  • Intake meetings happen over a few weekends in the spring.
  • Dates are approved and publicized by Fraternity & Sorority Programs once they are set.

Panhellenic Council Recruitment

  • Registration cost: $50
  • Students should complete registration at tulanepanhellenic.mycampusdirector2.com. Registration will open Monday, September 27th, 2021. 
    • Parents are not to complete this for their student; Registration contains a Grade Release Agreement only students can sign.
Costs to Join

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 

  • $600-$1500 per semester

Multicultural and National Pan-Hellenic Council Fraternities and Sororities 

  • $50-$150 per semester
  • Some include a $500 - $1000 one-time fee in the first semester

Panhellenic Sororities 

  • $650-$800 per semester, plus $200-$400 one-time fees in the first semester
Legacy Relationships

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.

Recruitment Recommendations

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.

Panhellenic Recruitment Attire

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.

  • Recruitment Kickoff: Casual (workout clothes, jeans, anything comfortable)
  • Open House Round: Business casual (skirt or nice pants, nice top or sweater, boots/flats)
  • Philanthropy Round: Recruitment t-shirt (distributed at Kickoff) with jeans/leggings, boots/flats
  • Sisterhood Round: Business formal (casual dress or dressy skirt/pants and top, dressy shoes)
  • Preference Round: Cocktail (dress, heels)
  • Bid Day: Casual (jeans and lightweight top; students will receive a t-shirt from their new sorority)