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Consider Joining a Sorority or Fraternity

Want a preview into sorority and fraternity life here at UT? Check out the Torch, your one-stop guide to all things OSFL!

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Thinking of joining a sorority or fraternity? We’ve got your guide to success right here! Becoming a member of a Greek letter organization is an exciting opportunity that can help you find your community on campus. Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers students a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership development, service, and responsible social interaction. Membership also offers students the opportunity to make lasting friendships with individuals with similar ideals and common purposes. Not sure if you want to join in the fall? Be sure to keep an eye out for opportunities to join in the spring!

The first step to joining an organization is determining which of UT’s four councils is right for you: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or the Panhellenic Council. Below you will find information on each of the four councils and information about membership opportunities. Students involved in the Rocky Top Transfer Program are not eligible to join a sorority or fraternity while enrolled in the program.

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Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment – August 22–30

The Interfraternity Council at the University of Tennessee is the governing body of the registered fraternities on campus. IFC strives to promote high academic excellence, philanthropic services, accountability, leadership, and interfraternity unity.

Students relax at Fraternity ParkRegistration for IFC recruitment is open now and can be found by visiting IFC Recruitment. Additional details about IFC Recruitment will be shared throughout the summer.

Registration is required for all men pursuing membership through the formal recruitment process.  If you have any questions about IFC Recruitment, please contact the Recruitment Team at ifcrecruitment@utk.edu.

Be sure to follow @utkifc on Instagram!

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) Meet the Greeks – August 24

The Multicultural Greek Council at UT is composed of six culturally-based sororities and fraternities. The council is united by its aspirations to increase awareness of diversity and inclusion, serve the UT and the local community, and maintain high academic standards. MGC also coordinates activities that celebrate culture, uplift personal/professional development, and engage in working across differences.

Students walking down a pathEach MGC organization accepts potential new members through a new member education process. Some MGC organizations start off with a series of events known as Rush or Recruitment Week and others host Informational or Interest Meetings. Learn more about MGC organizations, membership requirements, and recruitment.

If you are interested in learning more about MGC organizations, we invite you to register for Meet the Greeks! Meet the Greeks will be a fun way to learn more about UT’s culturally-based fraternities and sororities.

Be sure to follow @utk_mgc on Instagram!

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Meet the Greeks – August 24

The National Pan-Hellenic Council at UT is composed of eight of the nine historically, not exclusively, African American sororities and fraternities. These organizations live by the values of culture, academic achievement, diversity, community service, leadership, social justice advocacy, and lifetime brotherhood and sisterhood NPHC organizations are committed campus leaders who produce and engage in educational and social activities.

Students hangout along the new section of Ped walkway NPHC “Divine 9-D9” sororities and fraternities initiate new members through a membership intake process. This engagement starts either with an informal Informational Meeting and/or a formal Interest/Rush Meeting. An “Informational” meeting is an informal meeting to learn more information about the said organization. An “Interest/Rush Meeting” is the formal event in which members who are interested in joining an organization attend. Learn more about NPHC organizations, membership requirements, and intake.

If you are interested in learning more about NPHC organizations we invite you to register for Meet the Greeks! Meet the Greeks will be a fun way to learn more about UT’s culturally-based fraternities and sororities. This event will be free to all UT students and registration is open now!.

Be sure to follow @utknphc on Instagram!

Panhellenic Council Recruitment – August 15–23

The Panhellenic Council at UT is composed of women’s sororities. This council strives to develop women through the relationships they make, the leadership skills they gain, the challenge of academics, and the philanthropic/community service experiences in which they participate.

Sorority members hangout at Sorority VillageRegistration for Panhellenic Recruitment is open now and priority registration will close on June 30. The final deadline to register for recruitment will be July 31.

Priority registration guarantees you an early move-in appointment for University Housing. All students that register by this date will be able to move in on Sunday, August 14, and Monday, August 15, prior to the start of formal recruitment.

The cost of registration is $175. This fee goes to cover the expenses of running Recruitment.

Be sure to follow @utkpanhellenic on Instagram!