How to Join

About joining

Sororities and fraternities have been on the IU Bloomington campus since 1845. Almost 8,000 students at IU are members of the sorority and fraternity community, making up approximately 24% of the undergraduate student body. By joining a sorority or fraternity, you have the opportunity to continue a legacy at IU and make your mark on the community.

As you consider joining a sorority or fraternity at Indiana University, it is important that you do your research. Talk to members of the community about their experience, review council and chapter websites, think about how your values connect to various chapters’ values and ask important questions such as “What is the cost of being a member?” and “How many hours should I plan to commit each week to my sorority/fraternity membership?” We encourage you to keep an open mind so that you can find the best chapter for you.

“I want to join a sorority or fraternity…now what?”

In order to join a sorority or fraternity at Indiana University, you must first complete the Prospective Member Orientation (PMO). PMO is an interactive online program that allows students to learn about the rich 175 year history of Sorority and Fraternity Life at IU, membership expectations within a sorority/fraternity, and values exploration to assist students before making the lifelong decision to join a sorority or fraternity.

Learn more about Prospective Member Orientation

After completing the Prospective Member Orientation, you can participate in a chapter’s recruitment or intake process. There are 66 chapters at IU that are governed by one of four councils: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Association (PHA). Each of the four governing sorority and fraternity councils at IU has a unique recruitment or intake process. Some councils have formal recruitment periods, while others recruit members individually throughout the year. To learn more about each council and chapter’s recruitment or intake process, please visit the council pages below.