Greek/Social

How Do I Join?

All of our fraternities and sororities practice deferred recruitment, which takes place in January, to give First-year students a chance to get settled, make friends and adjust academically before making a commitment to a Greek organization.  As a result, only upper class students may join a fraternity or sorority during the fall semester.  Meanwhile, the beginning of each spring semester is the busiest recruitment period for all SU Greek organizations.  Please review the information below about the various opportunities to learn more and/or join a Greek organization.

  • Spring 2018 Interfraternity Council Rush Rules and Guidelines

    Pre-Registration Requirement

    1. IFC Spring Rush registration will begin on Monday, November 20, 2017. Please follow this link to access the online registration form.
    2. Each man desiring to go through Rush must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average as of Fall 2017.  Eligibility also requires current enrollment in at least 12 semester hours.
    3. Rush registrations must be completed no later than 5pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
    4. All men participating in Rush will be emailed a link to an online training module hosted by http://www.hazingprevention.org/.  All Rush participants and all current active fraternity members must complete this training before participating in any formal Rush activities which commence on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

    Information and Schedules for Fraternity Rush Parties

    1. All parties during rush will abide by University and IFC policies.
    2. No alcohol may be served during any of the formal rush parties.
    3. Each fraternity will give four parties on Thursday, January 18 and two parties on Friday, January 19.  Every participant must attend all four parties the first night.  Silence begins at 12 noon on Thursday, January 18 and will continue until Bid Day activities commence on Saturday, January 20, except for formal parties.
    4. Participants will check in at The Cove at 7:45pm before Thursday night’s first party, which will begin at 8:00 pm and lasts until 8:30 pm.  The second party will begin at 8:35 pm and will last until 9:05 pm.  The third party will begin at 9:10 pm and will last until 9:40 pm.  The fourth party will begin at 9:45 pm and will last until 10:15 pm.
    5. Invitations to Friday night’s preference parties will be given to the IFC advisor on Friday, January 19 at 10:30 am in the Student Activities Office in the McCombs Campus Center.  Between 11:15 am and 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19, each participant who has one or more invitations to the preference parties will RSVP on the invitation and return it to the IFC Advisor and sign up for a maximum of two events. They should decline any other invitations received.  Under no circumstance will they attend both parties of the same fraternity.
    6. Participants will check in at The Cove at 7:45 pm on Friday, January 19.  Friday night’s first preference party begins at 8:00 pm and lasts until 9:00pm.  The second party begins at 9:15 pm and lasts until 10:15 pm.   Association between fraternity men and participants will end and the silence period begins again at 10:15 pm.
    7. No one may be offered a bid before Saturday, January 20.  All bids will be given to the IFC advisor at a time to be announced on Saturday, January 20 in The Cove in the McCombs Center.  Bids must be picked up by participants at the announced time in The Cove on Saturday, January 20.  If a participant is unable to pick up his bids, he should notify the IFC advisor before that time.  Participants must mark their returned bids Accept, Reject, or Undecided.
    8. If a participant should have any questions or concerns about Rush events, he may speak with the IFC Advisor - Derek Timourian at the Rush events, at the Student Activities Office (MCC 322) or by calling (512) 863-1665.
  • The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc., (NALFO) is an “umbrella coalition established in 1988 to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication and development of all Latino fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.

    Today, NALFO’s 16 fraternities and sororities are bound by a shared commitment to fraternal unity, family values and empowering Latino and under-served communities. Recruitment and membership intake for these organizations varies by chapters.

    Active NALFO Chapters at Southwestern University:

    Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., Alpha Tau Chapter

    Recruitment for Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.:

    If you are interested in joining Kappa Delta Chi at Southwestern University, then please contact our New Member Educator at alphatau.nme@kappadeltachi.org for more information regarding Open Rush. Open Rush is when interested women can learn more about the organization and the events are normally held at the beginning of the fall and spring semester. Read about why young women just like you chose to be a part of kdchi by visiting our  testimonials page.

    General New Member Requirements

    • Full-Time undergraduate student
    • A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better.
    • A current member of a non-academic, non-professional or non-honorary sorority may not become a new member of Kappa Delta Chi
    • Cannot be a first-term freshmen (first term freshmen determination will be based on each university’s definition of a first-term freshmen. )
  • Registration for Recruitment 2019 will be open from October 19, 2018 through Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 5pm CST.

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    Learn more about National Panhellenic Conference sororities.

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  • NPHC Membership Intake

    National Pan-Hellenic organizations, a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities, hold their membership intake processes in accordance with national policies. Membership intake within these organizations varies by chapter and can occur in either the fall or spring semesters. Each organization with advertise the beginning of the membership intake process. Fraternity and sorority membership is available only to Southwestern University students.

    Active NPHC Chapters:

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Alpha Chapter - Prospective Members

    Recruitment/Intake for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

    Are you interested in learning more about Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)? If so—please contact Derek Timourian, Director of Student Activities, or Dr. Alicia Moore, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Campus Advisor. They will get you in touch with the Upsilon Alpha Chapter President and Graduate Advisor so you can learn more about the membership intake process for the Upsilon Alpha Chapter of AKA here at Southwestern University! Please note—you do not need to sign up for Panhellenic recruitment if you are interested in participating in the intake process for AKA.