Fraternity & Sorority Life

The University of Michigan is committed to providing a best-in-class, first-year experience to help students make a successful transition to college, reach their full potential and thrive on campus and beyond. As such, participation in fraternity and sorority intake or recruitment at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor campus, requires that a student meets the following criteria as of Fall 2019

  • Student must be a continuing or transfer student with a minimum of 12 post-secondary credit hours earned, not including any test scores or credits earned while in high school.
  • Student must be enrolled in classes for the term in which they are participating in an intake or recruitment process.
  • Student must be considered in good standing** with their school/college and the Office of Student Conflict Resolution during the semester in which they are participating in intake or recruitment.
  • Student must have completed the Fraternity & Sorority Life Educational Module online and received a 100% score on the final quiz

*Please note that councils and chapters may have additional eligibility requirements.

** For the purposes of Fraternity & Sorority intake and recruitment, "good standing" is defined as when a student is not on academic probation per their school/college OR Disciplinary Probation as defined by Section VII.B of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

For information on joining an affiliated organization, see the Join Us page

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be Recruitment and Intake during fall semesters?

Yes, recruitment and intake will occur during fall semesters, but only those students who meet institutional eligibility and council requirements will be eligible. Visit the “"Join Us" page to learn more about recruitment and intake.

 

How does a student verify eligiblity to particpate in a recruitment or intake process?

Once a student has completed the required trainings (see the Join Us Page), log into the Recruitment and Intake Gateway (RIG) so criteria can be electronicaly verified. RIG is open from August 1 to May 1 annually.

 

Do eligibility credit hours earned during high school, whether by taking college-level courses or through obtaining certain test scores, count toward the 12-credit minimum?

No, only credit hours earned after high school graduation at any accredited post-secondary institution count towards the 12-credit minimum.

 

Do credit hours have to be earned at the University of Michigan?

No, credits earned at any accredited post-secondary institution will count towards the 12-credit minimum.

 

Why might a student show as not passing the credit hour or enrollment criteria?

The following are possible reasons the institutional eligibility verification system will not show a student as passing the credit hour or enrollment criteria:

  • Student has yet to complete the first term at UM. Once grades post, the system will recognize the student has completed 12 post –secondary credit hours.  Log back into the Recruitment and Intake Gateway after grades post.
  • Student is transferring to the University of Michigan and has not yet enrolled in classes. If this is true, see question on how to appeal eligibly status.
  • Student has a special circumstance which the reason 12 credits were not completed. If this is true, see question on how to appeal eligibly status
  • A student’s first term at the University of Michigan of Michigan is the same term as the recruitment or intake process they want to participate in.   Students must a continuing students so if this is true, student is not eligible currently.

 

Do I have to be a currently enrolled student at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Campus to be offered membership?

Yes. A student must be currently enrolled at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor campus. Additionally, a student must be enrolled at the time of recruitment or intake and when receiving an offer of membership.

 

If I feel I should be eligible due to special circumstances, what can I do?

You may submit information to be reviewed. Please allow for 2 business days for a response requesting additional information. Click here for the Recruitment and Intake Institutional Eligibility Appeal Form.

 

What if a student enrolls in more than 12 credit hours, but earns less than 12 credits?

A student must have earned a minimum of 12 credits in order to meet the eligibility requirements.

 

What about non-traditional or part-time students?

Students have to have earned 12 credits to be eligible. Individual councils and chapters may have additional requirements for the number of credit hours enrolled in to be eligible for membership.

 

Are council and chapter requirements different from institutional eligibility?

Yes, Each of the four councils and the member chapters may have additional specific requirements for students to participate in a process, access an application to become a candidate, or be offered a bid. For more information please see the "Join Us” page.

 

What is the definition of good standing for the Recruitment and Intake Eligibility Statement?

Good standing is defined as when a student is not on academic probation per their school/college OR Disciplinary Probation as defined by Section VII.B of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

 

Does the Recruitment and Intake Eligibility Statement apply to students joining any fraternity or sorority?

At this time, the Recruitment and Intake Eligibility statement applies to a student wishing to be offered membership in a fraternity or sorority affiliated with Fraternity & Sorority Life at the University of Michigan (i.e. chapters in these councils: Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Association).

 

How many tries do I have to complete the final quiz in the Fraternity & Sorority Life Education module?

You can retake the quiz as many times as needed to get a 100% score on the final quiz. 

FAQs Updated May 2021