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Fraternity and Sorority Life

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

CGC Membership Intake

Membership intake is a structured process by which participating organizations within our Cultural Greek Council (CGC) select, educate, and initiate new members who align with their values of diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness. Each organization typically hosts intake each semester, however, they may choose not to host an intake process during both the fall and spring semesters of the same academic year.

Intake Orientation

Registration Information

Attendance at Intake Orientation is required tfor any individual who wishes to pursue CGC membership intake. this program is dedicated to educating potential members on:

  • the history of each organization within the council
  • history and purpose of the Cultural Greek Council
  • federal, state, and university Anti-Hazing laws and policies

You only need to attend of the available sessions for that academic year. If you attend Intake Orientation during the Fall 2024 semester, you will not need to attend a Spring 2025 session to join an organization in the spring.

Fall Intake Orientation Dates
  • August 28th 
  • 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. Please reach out to the president of the chapter of interest for more details.  

Organizations will determine which semester they will host intake. Each organization usually hosts intake for both the fall and spring semesters but be sure to follow-up with chapter of your interest. 

Membership Intake Process

Processes for each organziation may slightly differ, however, they closely align with the following steps:

  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.  Successfully complete each education session and initiate into the organization 

The amount of time the process takes will vary, but they usually take between six to eight weeks. If individuals fail to successfully complete education sessions, they may be asked to leave the membership intake process. 

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.
  • Hazing in any form, including physical and mental abuse, is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
  • Each organization has a grade point average and credits earned requirement.

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 each organization's national website to learn more about the mission, purpose, and involvement of the organization. 
  • Look up the chapter's social media accounts to get to know who active they are on campus.
  • Be open minded–organizations vary from campus to campus!

Attend and partipate 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 participate in cultural awareness events and organizations on campus. 
  • Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
  • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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