Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

How to Join

Freshmen students are given the opportunity to settle into collegiate life, learn about campus resources, and focus on your courses prior to joining a fraternity or sorority. In order to join, the Office of Student Life and Leadership requires students to participate in either formal or informal recruitment and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to join a fraternity or sorority chapter. However, chapters may have additional requirements in place.

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) hosts recruitment within 8 weeks during the semester that allow the chapters to recruit members. To assist incoming students find the best fraternity for them, we encourage every person to utilize CatsConnect and learn each chapter’s recruitment process. This allows the council to notify you of any open events they are hosting throughout the year where you can meet the chapters. The council will also share your information with the Chapter President and Recruitment Chairs, so they are able to communicate with you about upcoming recruitment events for their chapter. Check their council page to learn about their recruitment schedule.

Multicultural Greek Council

The process to join an organization under the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is called recruitment or intake. MGC hosts several sessions where students can learn more about the fraternities and sororities that make up the Multicultural Greek Council. They also host "Showcase" which is an all-council event for all Chico State students to learn a bit more about the history and personality of MGC organizations. Throughout the first several weeks of classes, chapters will also hold their own individual events that students are encouraged to attend.  Check their council page to learn about their recruitment schedule.

College Panhellenic Council

The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) hosts an informal recruitment process during the Fall semester sororities can choose to open to allow for new members to join. This process is not organized by the university and is more casual than Formal Recruitment. CPC holds formal recruitment the week prior to the start of the Spring semester. Formal Recruitment is a five-day process in which you explore all chapters, with the exception of our associate chapter, Sigma Alpha. This is the best way for women to join a Panhellenic sorority as all chapters will be participating to take new members. The sign-up link for CPC Spring Recruitment will activate in November. To stay current on what is happening with Formal Recruitment, visit their council page.