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Recruitment & Intake


Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Primary Fall Recruitment

Primary Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment will be Thursday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 8. Potential New Members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters must register online by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 3. 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 August. 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, which is on Thursday and Friday of Recruitment. There is not a guarantee that a PNM will be invited to attend the second (Saturday) or final (Sunday) 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 the 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 the second week of school. Open events will be hosted by individual fraternities Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, through Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Invite-only events will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Bid Signing Days will be on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fraternity and Sorority Life office  Register online at no cost.

The Interfraternity Council organizes a Formal Recruitment at the start of the Fall semester, and an Informal Recruitment in the Spring. This process allows interested men to meet the IFC chapters and learn more about each 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 on Monday through Thursday. 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 chapters 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. On Friday, 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 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 not eligible for membership. First semester freshman may be eligible for membership based on the chapter, if they have 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. First-semester freshmen are not eligible for NPHC membership.

This year's NPHC Membership Intake window is Aug. 19 - Nov. 24, 2019.

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: