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Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Students in NPHC fraternities and sororities hang out together on the UofSC horseshoe.

Membership Intake

Membership intake is the process by which our Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters select, educate, and initiate new members. The organizations determine which semester intake will occur, and some organizations will not complete an intake process for both fall and spring semesters of the same academic year.

Additionally, many NPHC organizations do not allow undergraduates to join until they have successfully completed at least one semester of school. Some organizations may require students to complete more than one semester.

Intake Orientation Registration and Information

Attendance at Intake Orientation is required the academic year you are pursuing membership intake. You only need to attend one of the available sessions for that academic year.

Session One
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023
6:30 p.m.
Russell House ODK Room
Register today!

Session Two
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Russell House 303
Register today!

Session One
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023
6:30 p.m. 
Russell House Theater
Registration link coming soon!

Session Two
Monday, Jan. 30, 2023
6:30 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom C
Registration link coming soon!

If you attended Intake Orientation during the Fall 2022 semester, you do not need to attend a Spring 2023 session to join an organization in the spring.

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Meet individual organization GPA and other requirements
  • Have attended an Intake Orientation session within the last academic year in which membership is pursued
  • Some organizations will require at least one semester of college credit

Intake can either occur in the fall or the spring, depending on the organization.

Membership Intake Process

  1. Attend at least one Intake Orientation per academic year.
  2. Attend the organization's informational or interest meeting.
  3. Apply to the organization.
  4. Meet organization requirements and receive an acceptance letter.
  5. Complete educational and initiation rituals.

Each organization has different guidelines and details for intake. The amount of time the process takes will vary.

Intake Process Requirements

  • Each chapter must file a list of intended candidates with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life immediately following any informational meetings.
  • No chapter shall intake members prior to meeting the requirements of the college/university and its national organization.
  • No intake shall be held without the presence of at least one graduate chapter and/or advisor.
  • Hazing in any form, including physical and mental abuse, is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
  • No person who has resigned from one sorority or fraternity may hold membership in any other organization.
  • Each organization has a grade point average and credits earned requirement.

Adapted from the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. National Handbook.

Ask the right questions.

  • What is the organization's GPA requirement?
  • What community service does your organization do?
  • What other organizations are your members involved in?
  • How much time will I need to commit to membership intake?
  • What kind of time commitment is involved as a member?

Do your research.

  • Look at the national and chapter websites to learn about the organizations.
  • Be open minded–organizations vary from campus to campus.

Attend and participate in Greek events.

  • This includes themed weeks, chapter programming and community service projects.

Get involved on campus.

  • Aspiring members are more attractive to Greek organizations when they are actively involved and engaged with the USC Community.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Multicultural Greek Organizations

  • Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
  • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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