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Get to Know Fraternity & Sorority Life

By University of Cincinnati Parent and Family Programs


Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) kicked off the academic year with “Meet the Chapters” — an opportunity for new and continuing students to get to know the fraternity and sorority community at UC. If your student is interested in participating in the recruitment process, we encourage you to have a conversation with your student about the following aspects of the experience:
  • All fraternities and sororities have requirements regarding academic minimums, financial expenses, and time commitments. Talk to your student about how much of an investment they can make in each of these areas.
  • All fraternities and sororities were founded on a set of values. Help your student consider how these align with their own personal values.
  • All fraternities and sororities are governed by one of the four councils. Each has a different joining process. Help your student determine which path is best for them.
    • College Panhellenic Council (CPH)
      • 10 chapters available for women
      • Recruitment registration ended August 31
      • The formal recruitment process will take place September 7–9 and September 14–16
      • Many organizations have the option for sorority housing
      • Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) is the latest addition to the College Panhellenic community. ZTA will recruit new members directly following the formal recruitment process
    • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
      • 22 chapters available for men
      • Chapters host open houses during “Showcase Week” which will take place September 14–21
      • Many have the option for fraternity housing
      • Several have the option for religious identity development
    • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
      • 3 chapters total; 2 available for women and 1 available for men
      • Chapter efforts center around cultural diversity, inclusion, and equity
      • Chapters have the option for religious or cultural identity development
      • Chapters host individual informational sessions to educate students on their respective joining process
    • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
    • Seven active chapters of the nine historically Black Greek-lettered organizations
      • 4 available for women, and 3 available for men
    • Hosts its annual Meet the Greeks on September 20
    • Chapters host individual informational sessions to educate students on their respective joining process

If your student has questions about the process or Fraternity & Sorority Life at UC, encourage them to reach out to the staff at 513-556-6115.

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