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How to Join a Fraternity or Sorority


The beginning of fall semester is the main time the fraternities and sororities recruit new members to join their organizations. There are many events planned during the first month of the fall semester to give you opportunities to meet the chapters and learn what they have to offer you.

Joining a fraternity or sorority at UA will provide you with additional opportunities to enhance your college experience.  Members of our community joined their fraternity/sorority in order to develop close friendships that will last a lifetime, get involved, and be a part of an organizations that provides academic support, leadership and service opportunities, while offering lots of fun social experiences. 

Chapters in our fraternity and sorority community are represented by three councils. Each council has a different recruitment process for welcoming new members.  Visit the council pages below to learn more about their recruitment and how to join one of their chapters.

PHC Sorority Recruitment 

PHC Members


The Panhellenic Council (PHC) is the governing body for six sororities at UA. PHC coordinates the formal sorority recruitment process every Fall semester.

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment will be September 13, 14 and 15. Registration is required by September 10.

NPHC Membership Intake

NPHC Members


The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing body for the nine historically black fraternities and sororities. Five of the nine NPHC organizations are currently on campus.

NPHC will host "NPHC Week" beginning September 16 with many events to attend.

IFC Fraternity Recruitment 

IFC Members


The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for 13 fraternities at UA. IFC coordinated two weeks of fraternity recruitment starting August 26 and ending September 6.

Chapters will continue to hold events after these dates, but the best way to meet all chapters is to participate in the first two weeks.


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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Contact Us:

Katelin L. Brendel
Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life
klg21@uakron.edu
330.972.7909


Tori Strobel 
Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Life 
vstrobel@uakron.edu 
330.972.4956

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