How to Join?
– The Interfraternity Council can engage in recruiting members at any point during the year, but focuses on hosting recruitment events and offering invitations to membership in the first few weeks of each semester.
– The Multicultural Greek Council does not have a formal recruitment process collectively, but most organizations host informational opportunities in which student can learn more about the chapters and determine if they would be a good fit for membership.
– The Panhellenic Association has a formal recruitment process held in September each fall semester. Chapters that may have open space in the spring semester may engage in an informal recruitment process.
– The National Pan-Hellenic Council, similarly to MGC, does not have a formal recruitment process, and each organization can reach out to the organizations to identify what informational opportunities are available for each chapter.
We encourage you to fill out our Interested in Joining form so that we can pass your information along to council leaders and get you better connected to our chapters!
- Social – these organizations are directly associated with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and a full list can be found in our recognized chapters list.
- Professional, Honorary, or Community-Service Based – these organizations are run independent of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and are recognized through the SLiCE Office.
A student who accepts an invitation to one social organization cannot be initiated into another social fraternity or sorority. There are, however, other Greek-letter organizations that might identify as professional, honorary, or community service-based that allow for dual membership (and are not identified as primarily social organizations).
Common Concerns/ Perceptions
In terms of education for new members, many chapters require their new members to participate in alcohol programming through chapter- specific training or online modules such as GreekLife.edu.
More widely, alcohol use is addressed through educational programs offered to chapters and individual members, often times through a partnership with Health Education and Prevention Services in CSU Health Network. Fraternities and sororities are required to obtain approval from their governing council (led by fellow fraternity and sorority members)prior to any event where alcohol is served and are required to follow federal and state law, the Colorado State University Student Conduct Code expectations, and their inter/national organization’s policies. Chapters are restricted from using chapter funds to purchase alcohol.
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life offers two sections of an eight-week credit-bearing course entitled: Understanding Rape Supportive Culture in Fraternities and Sororities. Throughout the course students explore the complex systems that contribute to sexual violence in a uniquely fraternity and sorority context. The chapters and governing councils also offer countless educational programs. Most recently our governing councils have partnered with the WGAC to offer FSL specific programming during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which falls in April.