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Being Greek is about building one's self into a better person through dedication to ideals and high standards of conduct. By joining a community that shares your desire for self-improvement, you'll gain insights into age-old values, have brothers and sisters to help in that effort and leave college more ethically centered.
Certainly one can, and should, have fun as a Greek. But having fun is not why Greek organizations exist; they exist to help students better themselves through interaction with brothers and sisters and through serving the campus and community.  

Recruitment & Intake

 

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Primary Fall Recruitment
Primary Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment will be early in the fall 2020 semester. Potential new members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters must register online. Registration will be in the spring semester of 2020. The cost is $35, which includes a t-shirt and several meals.

Primary recruitment allows a potential new member (PNM) to explore the six NPC sororities offered on MSU’s campus. Panhellenic at MSU participates in a week-long primary recruitment process each year. During the week, a PNM will attend informational events that introduce the sororities. At the end of the week, the PNM may provide a list of sororities they would like to join (in order of preference) and the sororities provide a list of women they would like to extend membership to. PNMs are matched to a sorority based on mutual selection. Invitations are only guaranteed to PNMs for the first round. There is not a guarantee that a PNM will be invited to attend the second or final round events. Invitations to subsequent rounds are made based on the selections of the chapters and the preferences of the PNMs.

Primary sorority recruitment is unlike anything you will ever experience. It is an exciting time for you to meet the women, learn about sorority life and decide which sorority you would like to join. The sorority women are just as excited to meet you as you are them! 


Informal Recruitment & Continuous Open Bidding (COB)

Informal Recruitment, or otherwise known as Continuous Open Bidding (COB), takes place after formal recruitment is complete. Not all sororities will be eligible to participate in COB, but COB provides an opportunity for a potential new member to join a Panhellenic sorority usually during the spring term. A potential new member will not visit all sororities, and this is done on a chapter-by-chapter basis.

 
IFC Fraternity Recruitment

Formal Interfraternity Council (IFC) recruitment will begin early in the fall semester of 2020. Individual fraternities will host open events for most of recruitment week. Invite-only events will be held on the last day of recruitment week. Bid signing days will be held immediately afterwards in the Fraternity and Sorority Life office.  Register online at no cost.

The IFC organizes a formal recruitment at the start of the fall semester, followed by an informal recruitment which continues through the spring. This process allows interested men to meet the IFC chapters and learn more about each IFC fraternity at MSU before bids are extended. Each IFC chapter hosts a recruitment schedule of events that are open to any man who signed up for recruitment. Potential new members (PNM) may choose however many IFC chapters’ open recruitment events they desire to attend. This means a PNM may choose to only attend one chapter’s events, some chapters’ events, or all of the chapters’ open events. It is up to the discretion and interest of the PNM on which chapters they may attend and which events they want to go to. Then there are “invite only” events. Bids may be offered at invite-only events. A PNM will only accept bids on bid signing days. It is free to register.

NPHC Fraternity & Sorority Intake

Each organization with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) holds Intake according to nationally-defined processes. A minimum collegiate GPA is required, along with a record of involvement on campus. The Intake process is organized by each chapter individually, but includes selection of candidates, education about the organization, and ends with initiation and full membership. NPHC hosts a variety of events at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, along with other informational sessions throughout the academic year, for an interested student to find out more about joining an NPHC fraternity and sorority and the Intake process. If a student is interested in joining an NPHC fraternity or sorority, it is recommended to explore and research the chapter you are interested in and attend the informational events.
 
First semester freshmen are still encouraged to attend these events but are usually not eligible for membership. Based on the chapter, exceptions may be made for first semester freshmen with a collegiate GPA prior to coming to Morehead State (AP, dual credit, early college programs).

Students interested in the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) historically African-American fraternities and sororities, which are also referred to as the Divine Nine, should directly contact the organization that most aligns with their interests, check social media for interest meetings and plan to attend events.
This year's NPHC Membership Intake window is Jan. 13 - Apr. 24, 2020.
 

Hazing Information

Hazing is strictly prohibited by Morehead State University policy. Hazing is also forbidden at the national and local level by all chapters at MSU. It is also illegal, immoral and counterproductive to the fraternal movement.

Under no circumstance should hazing occur. If you feel that it has, it is imperative for the safety of our entire community that you report it. Ways to report hazing include:
Via email or online form
Via telephone
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life (Stace Sievert) - 783-2668
  • Dean of Students (Max Ammons) - 783-2070
  • MSU Police - 783-2035
  • Anti-Hazing Hotline - 1-888-NOT-HAZE or 1-888-688-4293
  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • Financial Aid
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2011
  • Accounting & Financial Services (Student Billing)
    207 Howell-McDowell, Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2019
  • Registrar
    201 Ginger Hall, Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2008
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