Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

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Benefits

The choice to join a fraternity or sorority promises lifelong membership and involvement. You will find a strong sense of personal belonging, and dedicate your time to philanthropy and community. The greatest benefit to membership is the international network that is available to you by connecting with other members from across the world. Leadership opportunities are available for members well beyond graduation. 

There are resources for alumni of fraternities and sororities provided by their respective national organizations.

I want to join a fraternity or sorority. Where do I start?

The first step is to do your research to find the fraternity or sorority that best fits into your life and goals. Interested students are encouraged to open chapter events, attend Club Fair, recruitment and other open events to find which organization gives students a sense of personal belonging. Students can also stop by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to talk about which organizations may be the right fit. Most students join organizations in which they have a personal connection to its members, which fosters a strong sense of belonging. There is often a personal connection to an organization’s philanthropic efforts and goals.

What are the requirements to join a fraternity or sorority?

Students are required to have a 2.5 Radford Cumulative GPA and good conduct standing. There are academic standards and expectations that students are accountable to, so additional academic support is provided by their chapters and our office. Because students are held to a minimum academic standard to join and to be a member, they often achieve GPAs higher than non-members on campus.

What should I expect during the recruitment process?

Organizations are looking for members that align with their values and complement their current membership. Therefore, the recruitment process differs as it depends on the council and chapter in which students are interested in joining. The Fraternity and Sorority Life office can help interested students with this process if they come meet with us or contact us by phone or email.