Greek Life Recruitment for Fall 2020

The Greek community has an immense presence on campus. Although Greek life will look different this fall, certain organizations have still decided to recruit.

The National Panhellenic Conference held a Zoom info-session on Sept. 2 to explain how Fall 2020 recruitment for sororities will work. The four Panhellenic sororities on campus are Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA), Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Sigma, and Chi Kappa Rho (XKP). All four will be recruiting, but each organization is adapting recruitment differently.

ASA and Delta Phi Epsilon will be posting application links in their Instagram bios. XKP and Phi Sigma Sigma will have the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership, and Orientation (CSELO) send out an email with a Zoom link to their recruitment on the day of the events. Students can also search for recruitment dates for each organization through Charger Connection.

Fall recruitment excludes first-semester freshmen and transfer students. For those interested, there is no fee to sign up for recruitment, and the National Panhellenic Conference suggests that interested students speak with each sorority. If students have questions they should email the organization they are interested in or visit their Instagram.

Vice president of Membership of National Panhellenic Conference, Jaclyn Torrillo, said, “I totally understand being nervous about joining a sorority, especially now when times are so confusing. My advice is to just go for it! I think being virtual and having everything done via Zoom will help because you get to stay in a space where you feel comfortable while at the same time putting yourself out there and meeting new people from behind a screen.”

There are four interfraternity council fraternities on campus: Kappa Gamma Rho (KGR), Sigma Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), and Alpha Phi Delta (APD). All four fraternities will be recruiting. While most recruitment will be virtual or hybrid, Sigma Chi will still be recruiting in-person.

Senior Sigma Chi member PJ Tucker said, “Sigma Chi will be recruiting this fall, and as of now, it will be in-person with all university and state social distancing guidelines in place.”

There are also several multicultural Greek organizations active on campus. Multicultural fraternities include Lambda Alpha Upsilon, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Lambda Beta, and the sororities are Omega Phi Beta, Sigma Iota Alpha, Chi Upsilon Sigma, and Lambda Pi Upsilon. The multicultural Greek council recruitment is different from Interfraternity or Panhellenic recruitment. The multicultural Greek council was present at the Greek open house on Sept. 3. Students interested in any multicultural sororities or fraternities should check to see which of the organizations have meetings listed on Charger Connection and attend if interested in joining.

The Independent Greek Council has three organizations: Co-ed fraternities Alpha Phi Omega and Kappa Kappa Psi, and Alpha Sigma Kappa, which is a sorority for women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics field (STEM).

Alpha Phi Omega chose not to recruit this semester, and fall recruitment for Alpha Sigma Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi has passed.