Whether you are a new student or a returning student, we are excited you are interested in Fraternity and Sorority Life at UCF. Our community is full of opportunities to make friends, create meaningful experiences, and give back.
How to Join?
You may hear the words “recruitment”, “intake”, or “rush” when you want to join a fraternity or sorority at UCF. It simply means the type of recruitment process that each organization uses. After you are chosen by an organization during the intake process, you will go through a new member program that is specific to each fraternity and sorority. After that process, which normally takes a majority of a semester, you can be initiated as a brother or sister of your organization.
Are there any requirements?
Membership in a fraternity and sorority chapter is limited to any student who is paying activity and service fees and is currently or continuously enrolled with the University of Central Florida. Incoming members must also have a GPA of at least 2.5 to join. Certain other requirements must also be satisfied for some councils or chapters and will be shared during the recruitment sign up process.
What should I ask when learning about the fraternity or sorority I want to join?
Joining a fraternity or sorority requires making an educated decision about the organization of which you will be a life-long member. Please utilize both local chapter and national websites, as well as asking the following seven questions to the current members:
- How will this fraternity or sorority benefit me?
- What is the fraternity or sorority looking for in an ideal member?
- What leadership opportunities are available for me?
- Do you perform community service and am I required to do it?
- How long is the new member program and what is the time requirement?
- What is the fraternity or sorority’s greatest accomplishments?
- How much will it cost?