Joining a sorority or fraternity is one of the best decisions a student can make while attending Illinois State University. If you're interested in becoming a member of one of our chapters, the first step is attending one of our Potential New Member Orientation sessions.
PNMO sessions are educational programs that engage interested members in a variety of topics including what it means to be Greek, how to get involved beyond just membership, risk management, image, and the history of fraternal organizations. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the role fraternity and sorority members play in the Greek community and how to make positive choices that will assist in the elevation of the greater Illinois State University community.
Students only need to attend one PNMO session during their enrollment at Illinois State. Session attendance must be completed before accepting a bid for membership.
The College Panhellenic Council hosts primary (fall) recruitment and informal (spring) recruitment.
After the formal recruitment process is over, eligible sororities who are still looking for members may have open recruitment events, ultimately offering membership on their own schedules. It is important to understand that not every sorority participates in the informal process. The formal recruitment process is the only time that potential members have the opportunity to join any of the 11 chapters affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference. Please reach out to the sororities directly for continuous open recruitment/informal sorority recruitment information.
Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities have the ability to recruit 365 days a year. Throughout the summer and the school year, you will have the chance to meet the men of IFC at various events. It is important to keep an open mind and try to meet as many of the chapters as possible before signing a bid.
Our IFC fraternities are currently engaged in informal IFC recruitment now that the formal period has ended.
Individual chapters will have the opportunity to hand out bids now that formal recruitment is over. Contact individual IFC chapters for more information on informal recruitment.
There is no council-run intake process for the culturally based organizations that are a part of the Black Greek Leadership Council and United Greek Council. Students interested in joining a culturally based organization must contact individual chapters for information regarding the intake process. If you need assistance in contacting individual organizations or to gain more information, please email the Sorority and Fraternity Life unit. You can also follow the SFL Instagram for more details.
The Culturally Based Greek Showcase will take place virtually on Friday, September 25, 2020. More information will be made available at RedbirdLife.IllinoisState.edu.