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Fraternity and Sorority Involvement 


UC Riverside: Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment


Joining a fraternity or sorority is a lifelong commitment to fraternal values and leadership. IFC, Panhellenic, CMC, and NPHC fraternities and sororities select their members through a recruitment process referred to as “recruitment” or “intake”.

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Fraternity Recruitment Process

The Interfraternity Council conducts membership recruitment within the first 3 weeks of each quarter. Typically, there are a number of informational and social events that all chapters participate in to provide interested men the opportunity to meet active members from several fraternities. To participate in recruitment, students must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.25 or higher (individual chapters may have a higher GPA requirement to join).

Recruitment Schedule

IFC Fall Recruitment: Weeks 2 and 3
For more information on planned activities, please contact the Fraternity/Sorority Involvement Center at 951-827-2438 or ucrlife@ucr.edu

Login to Highlander Link to Register Here for IFC Recruitment

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Process

The recruitment process for Panhellenic sororities is formal and structured. Registration is required prior to the week of formal recruitment. Participants visit each chapter on the first day of formal recruitment and fewer chapters each day following until Bid Day. Recruitment is a mutual selection process between the potential new member and the chapter.

Formal Recruitment Schedule
Registration for Fall Formal Recruitment: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 through Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

  • Fall Info Nights: Monday, September 26, 2016 8:00pm HUB 302 OR Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:00pm HUB 302
  • Formal Recruitment: Thursday, September 29, 2016  – Sunday, October 2, 2016

For more information on planned activities, please contact Panhellenic at recruitment.ucrpanhellenic@gmail.com or the Fraternity/Sorority Involvement Center at 951-827-2438

Collaborative Multicultural Council (CMC) Recruitment Process

The recruitment process for CMC chapters happens throughout the year. The process for each chapter is different, however each group hosts information sessions where any interested students can attend. Other activities held over the course of the quarter are to help educate and inform prospective members on the unique programs and opportunities that exist within those groups.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Recruitment Process

The fraternity and sororities of the NPHC conduct membership intake at a time of a chapter’s choosing. The intake process differs from organization to organization. To learn more about UCR’s represented organizations, plan to attend various activities and programs sponsored by the NPHC and individual chapters that take place throughout the academic year.

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Student Life, 229 HUB
Student Life

Tel: (951) 827-7344
Fax: (951) 827-2439
E-mail: ucrlife@ucr.edu