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Phone: (603) 646-6979



In order to be eligible to go through recruitment, a Dartmouth student must have completed at least three terms of classes, have sophomore status and be of good academic standing (with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above).

You must also have attended Office of Greek Life Expectations of Membership program, and if you are joining a Panhellenic sorority, also attended Panhellenic Pre-Recruitment Education.

How Recruitment Works

The councils have very different recruitment processes from one another.  Within some of the councils, individual organizations have different recruitment processes as well.

1. Panhellenic Council Recruitment

Panhellenic recruitment is a formal process that occurs near the beginning of every Fall and Winter term.  Prior to going through recruitment, a potential new member must attend an informational meeting as well as register for the process.  The Panhellenic Council’s website describes the recruitment process. 
“During Round one, a potential new member will attend a 45-minute party at each of the eight Panhellenic chapters. Following Round One, potential new members will be invited to Round Two. During Round Two, women will be eligible to return to 45-minute parties at up to four chapters. Following Round Two, potential new members will be invited to Preference night, the final round of recruitment. Preference Night allows potential new members to visit up to two houses. After attending both parties, women will meet with their Recruitment Counselors to rank the chapters they attended that night. The next day, potential new members will be notified of the chapter from which they have received a bid, an  invitation to become a member of that chapter. Later that night, new members will be welcomed at their new sorority during Bid Night festivities.” 

For more information on the Panhellenic Council Recruitment, please visit the Dartmouth Panhellenic Council webpage at or contact: Panhellenic Council

Recruitment Dates for all councils can be found here

2. Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Recruitment occurs every Fall, Winter and Spring for the Interfraternity Council (IFC).

The IFC’s recruitment process occurs over three nights, with the third night reserved for call-backs.  On the first and second nights of recruitment, potential new members can visit the fraternities that they are possibly interested in joining.  A potential new member is allowed to “shake-out” at one fraternity at the end of the evening, indicating his top choice.  Fraternities give out bids any time after the formal recruitment process starts, and a potential new member may receive bids from more than one organization.  A potential new member may only accept a bid from one fraternity, which indicates his desire to become a member. 
For more information on the Interfraternity Council Recruitment, please visit the Dartmouth Interfraternity Council webpage at: or email: IFC

3. Gender-Inclusive Greek Council Recruitment

Recruitment generally happens every term for members of the Gender-Inclusive Greek Council.  The specific recruitment process is different for each organization. Please contact the Gender-Inclusive Greek Council  for specific details on each coed house recruitment dates and guidelines and check dates here. Please note that you must still attend a GLOS Pre-Recruitment Education regardless of your class year and organization you wish to join. More details here.

Alpha Theta has two non-binding recruitment events. Eligible students who are interested in finding out more about the chapter can come to either night to meet members, take a house tour, eat dinner and opt to be considered for a bid. Bids are non-binding and are good for four terms. Alpha Theta has an opportunity for all bid-holders to sink once a term.

Phi Tau has two casual, non-binding recruitment events each term, which all eligible students are encouraged to attend in order to learn about the house and get to know the brothers. People interested in joining may sign the recruitment book, after which the house may give them a bid. Because Phi Tau has "rolling recruitment," people may sign the book at any point during the term, not just during recruitment events. To join the house, the person may sink the bid by returning it to the house at any point in their undergraduate career.

The Tabard: The Tabard is built on a philosophy of inclusion, respect, and tolerance, and is thus strictly non-exclusive. Any student in good standing with the college who has completed their first year may join the house, and may do so at any point throughout the term. At the beginning of each term, a "Meet the Tabard" event is held, giving students the opportunity to meet members and learn more about the house and what it means to join. For more info on the Tabard, please email us at or attend one of our Wednesday night meetings.

4. Multicultural Greek Council Organizations

MGC organizations conduct a Membership Intake Process. Membership Intake is different for each member organization of the Multicultural Greek Council.

  • Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. does not make its recruitment information known to the public, as it is a private experience for the women who go through it. Please contact: Alpha Pi Omega for information and details on how you can be involved in membership intake. You can also find details on the national organization here: Alpha Pi Omega National organization
  • La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. has informational sessions and recruitment events throughout the year, but only conducts its Leadership Development Process during the national spring semester (which can be either Winter or Spring term at Dartmouth).  The minimum GPA requirement to go through recruitment is set nationally at 2.70. Please contact: Lambda Upsilon Lambda  or go to: Lambda Upsilon Lambda at Dartmouth for more information and details on how you can be involved in membership intake. You can also find details on the national organization here: Lambda Upsilon Lambda National Organization


5. National Pan-Hellenic Council 

NPHC organizations conduct a Membership Intake Process.
Membership Intake is different for each member organization of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).

  • Membership Intake Process for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is detailed on the official AKA website.  It includes all the application material that a prospect would have to send to the Dartmouth Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter and to the Alpha Kappa Alpha corporate headquarters, as well as information on the sorority. Please email  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for more information and details on how you can be involved in membership intake.


Last Updated: 8/19/16