Fraternities and sororities at Dartmouth provide members with programming and social events, study groups, and alumni networks as well as opportunities for service, leadership, and friendship. In addition, each Greek Letter organization has its own set of values and ideals that it shares with its members.
Dartmouth students must have attained sophomore status and be in good standing with the college to participate in recruitment activities. Please note you must have completed three full terms prior to going through recruitment.
You must have at least a 2.50 GPA in the previous term (not cumulative GPA) to be eligible for recruitment. Many organizations also have minimum GPA requirements.
Local Gender Inclusive Fraternities:
Each council (MGC, NPHC, Panhel, IFC, and Gen-Inc) has recruitment processes specific to their council that are very different from one another.
Around 50% of all undergraduate students are members of Greek Letter organizations.
Joining a fraternity or sorority comes with a financial commitment. Financial obligations differ among individual chapters, as well as whether you live in or out of a chapter house. Fraternities and sororities are entities that need membership dues in order to have social and programming events, deal with the upkeep of the physical plant if applicable, and support the recruitment of new members. In addition, members of a national organization must pay national dues as well as local chapter dues.
If you are worried about the financial commitment of joining a Greek Letter organization, speak to the organization’s treasurer for more specific information.
More details about costs may be found here.
Time commitment varies from organization to organization, and is also based on how extensively a member wants to get involved. Some members become very involved in their Greek Letter organizations and make it a priority in their lives, holding officer positions and attending most programs, events, and meetings. Other members vary significantly in the extent of their involvement.
The following resources may be helpful for those who feel stressed or overwhelmed by their commitments to their Greek Letter organization:
The Academic Skills Center
Counseling and Human Development
Joining a Greek Letter organization is often a large time commitment, but all organizations at Dartmouth have dedicated themselves to the principle of scholarship. Many organizations recognize their members for academic achievements and hold events such as study sessions to emphasize academics as a priority. In addition, the average GPA of members of Greek Letter organizations is usually very similar to the average GPA of the campus as a whole. Ask chapters about their new member academic program. Recent GPA statistics may be found here
To learn more about college policy and New Hampshire law regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs, please visit the following websites:
To learn more about college policy and New Hampshire law regarding hazing, please visit the student handbook at the following website:
Hazing may be reported here
At Dartmouth a variety of organizations are represented by five different councils. Each council organizes its recruitment process differently. The Panhellenic Council runs formal recruitment in both the Fall and Winter terms. The IFC and Coed Council have recruitment processes each term. Multicultural Greek Council and NPHC groups run on a different timeline. If you are interested in a particular organization, please contact that organization directly to learn more about its specific recruitment process.
Students who are abroad or otherwise off-campus for their Sophomore Fall will often go through recruitment during Winter or Spring Terms or during their junior year.
Please contact a staff member in the GLOS office. Contact information can be found here
Hazing may be reported here
Last Updated: 1/21/16