Greek Affairs at Rowan University

How to Join:

IFC and NPC fraternities and sororities select their members through a recruitment process, sometimes referred to as "rush." The membership selection process for the NPHC and GCOC organizations is called intake. By Rowan University and the individual council policies, the recruitment process is alcohol-free.

Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Organizations' Recruitment Process:

The Inter-fraternity Council conducts membership recruitment in the first month of each semester. Typically there are informational events that all chapters participate in to provide interested students the opportunity to meet active members from several fraternities. Chapters will also host several individual events during this time for potential members to attend and learn more about a particular fraternity in a more personalized setting. No registration fee is required and it is up to the student to decide which events to attend.

For information on planned activities, please contact:

  • Individual Chapters
  • Office of Greek Life at (856) 256-4296

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC or Panhel) Recruitment Process:

There are two recruitment sessions for NPC sororities; one in the fall and one in the spring. The fall recruitment process is informal. This means that any non-affiliated female student is welcome to come to every sorority's recruitment events. First year freshman are allowed to come to the events but are ineligible to join.

The spring recruitment process for the sororities is formal and structured.  Registration is required, prior to the week of formal recruitment.  Registration can be done online.  To avoid conflicts with classes, recruitment events are held in the evenings and on weekend days.  Participants visit each chapter on the first day of recruitment, known as "Round Robin".  Recruitment is a mutual selection process.  It is strongly recommended that you attend every event during the Formal Recruitment Process.  The final invitational event, Preference Night, you may be invited to chapter events which are more formal in nature.  After the Preference Parties, potential new members rank their choices and the sororities submit a preference list.  To promote equity in the recruitment process, each sorority is permitted to extend a maximum number of bids/offers to women where a matching process determines which sorority each participant will join.

For more information on planned activities, please contact:

  • Individual Chapters
  • Office of Greek Life at (856) 256-4296

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Membership Intake Process: 

Unlike the other councils, NPHC chapters conduct their membership selection or "membership intake process" independently and at different times.  Chapters usually conduct interest meetings that are relatively formal in nature.  Prior to membership the student must usually provide transcripts and letters of recommendation.  Note that most NPHC organizations require a minimum college GPA. 

For more information about chapter intake please contact:

  • Individual Chapters
  • Office of Greek Life at (856) 256-4296

Greek Cultural Organizations Council (GCOC) Recruitment Process:

The Greek Cultural Organizations Council (GCOC) organizations conduct recruitment in many different ways. Some have more formal recruitment and others follow a program more closely related to the intake process. No registration fee is required and some organizations will continue to recruit new members throughout the semester.

For more information about chapter recruitment/intake please contact:

  • Individual Chapters
  • Office of Greek Life at (856) 256-4296

We would like to advise all students and parents/guardians that there are groups of University students that are not recognized by the University. For your own well-being, we discourage you from attending their events and from affiliating with these organizations. Unrecognized groups of University students include:

  • Delta Zeta
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Theta Chi
  • Delta Chi
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma