Join a Chapter

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Just a few of the benefits are a supportive environment, chances to lead and serve the community and even opportunities to earn scholarships!

Joining a fraternity or sorority is a rewarding way to get involved for any enrolled Huskie. Members are expected to uphold community values and remain in good standing as a student. NIU requires recruits to maintain a 2.0 GPA, while individual chapters may have higher GPA requirements.

Learn more below about NIU’s four councils, your doorway to membership.

IFC or PHC Chapter

The first step to becoming a member of an Interfraternity Council (IFC) or Panhellenic Council (PHC) chapter is to participate in the recruitment process. Five of the eight PHC chapters primarily recruit new members in the fall during “formal recruitment.” IFC chapters also host “formal recruitment” each fall.

Formal recruitment is a weekend or weeklong event during which interested students can meet members from each chapter. Through this process, you'll discover what IFC and PHC have to offer, make new friends and become acquainted with the chapters.

PHC Recruitment Registration

IFC Recruitment Registration

MGC or NPHC Chapter

The recruitment processes of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) vary from chapter to chapter. These processes are typically referred to as "membership intake" or "intake." Some chapters also refer to it as "rush." Each organization has their own membership requirements.

The first step to joining one of these chapters is to attend upcoming events. Check out chapters’ Instagram feeds and watch for flyers on campus. There is no set time during which all NPHC or MGC chapters accept members. There is no guarantee that these chapters will bring in new members each semester.

Organizations Not Recognized by NIU

  • Omega Delta Fraternity (also known as “OD”)
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (also known as “Pike”)
  • Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity (also known as “SAM” or “Sammies”)

Learn more about recognized and unrecognized groups.

Contact Us

Fraternity and Sorority Life
Holmes Student Center
Organization and Student Involvement Suite
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