The processes and timing for a student to join a fraternity or sorority at Michigan vary depending on the organization. There are four councils and over 50 organizations that are affiliated with Fraternity & Sorority Life and recognized by the University.
The Interfraternity Council is composed of only fraternities, the Multicultural Greek Council has fraternities and sororities that focus on a specific ethnicity or multiculturalism in general, the National Pan-Hellenic Council has fraternities and sororities that are historically African-American, and the Panhellenic Association is composed of only sororities. It is important to note that the organizations, despite focus, interest, or historical founding welcome all students. The Panhellenic Association sororities regulate their organizations' recruitment, and the Interfraternity Council fraternities regulate theirs. The National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council fraternities and sororities have national or regional officers who set the timing and regulations around their recruitment or intake processes. The following links will provide much more specific information on membership and the list of organizations in each of the four councils so that a student will know how to proceed according to his/her interests
In Fall 2019 new eligibility requirements will be implemented.