Wondering how to join a sorority or fraternity? This should help you find the right fit for you.

fraternity and sorority members wearing their Greek lettersIf you’re interested in fraternity or sorority life, we invite you to learn about our eight chapters. You’ll want to look for an organization that reflects your personal values, supports a charitable cause that you believe in and provides you with outlets for personal and professional development.

Once you decide which organization is right for you, it’s time to think about recruitment, the process that answers the question of how to join a sorority or fraternity.

Sorority Recruitment

The College Panhellenic Council hosts formal recruitment during the fall. This is your opportunity to join:

The week includes four main events which kick-off your member experience:

  • Philanthropy and Financial Round: Women have the chance to visit the four chapters to learn about their sisterhood, leadership opportunities and community service. This is also when you get the financial information about each of the sororities you’ll need.
  • Showcase of Sisterhood Round: Potential members visit up to three chapters to learn about the meaning of sisterhood, membership requirements and scholarship.
  • Preference Round: You may attend up to two events, during which you take a closer look at the life-long bonds of sisterhood for those who join.
  • Bid Day: This is the day of celebration with your new sisters if you receive an invitation for membership from one of our chapters.

Recruitment can be confusing and exciting. To help you navigate

the week, you’re paired with a Pi Chi, a sorority woman who has disassociated from her chapter for the formal recruitment process. She is there to provide you with unbiased assistance and support. She can answer any questions you might have about how to join a sorority.

Fraternity Recruitment

Our fraternities recruit year-round, but they host a formal two-week recruitment process early in fall semester. This formal process is for those seeking membership in:

During two weeks in early September, interested men may attend chapter recruitment events to gain a better understanding of each chapters’ offers.

Participants can ask questions about fraternity membership, including costs and membership requirements.

Toward the end of the formal recruitment period, men may receive an invitation to chapter dinners. At one of these dinners, you’ll have a chance to take a closer look at the fraternity to gain a deeper understanding of its values and membership experience. Later that evening, formal invitations for membership are distributed.

If you’re interested in learning more about the fraternity community or the Interfraternity Council, stop by DPC to chat with us.

Phi Beta Sigma Recruitment

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity has a different membership process. Unlike other fraternities, which allow first-semester students to participate in recruitment, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity has different criteria.

If you are interested in joining Phi Beta Sigma, you must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Wingate University and have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

To learn more about the Phi Beta Sigma intake process, please contact Ms. Diana Coyle.


Wingate University offers a culture of caring for all its students. We do not tolerate behavior that is risky or degrading. If, at any point in your membership experience, you feel uncomfortable or devalued, please contact the Office of Student Involvement. You may call us at 704-233-8244 or e-mail us.