The Tulane University Fraternity/Sorority Community participates in deferred recruitment, meaning entering first-time first semester freshmen may not join fraternities and sororities. Deferred recruitment allows students the opportunity to adjust to academic life at Tulane before taking on the additional time commitment of a Greek organization.
During New Student Orientation and throughout each fall semester, there are a variety of events, informational sessions, and meetings where students may sign up for more information and meet current members of the Tulane Greek Community. Those events and dates will be listed on the OFSP web site. Please contact our office or an organization president with questions.
To be eligible to participate in recruitment or intake, prospective members must:
These are the minimum requirements set by the university. Each fraternity or sorority has its own policies regarding membership, and many groups have higher requirements.
Please note: The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs does not make exceptions to the guidelines regarding hours earned or grade point average. First year students who withdraw from a course and earn fewer than 12 hours will not be allowed to participate in recruitment or intake. Any issues of academic discrepancies (incomplete courses, contested grades, questions of transfer credit, etc.) must be resolved before recruitment or intake begins. Students should consult the recruitment/intake guidelines for the type of organization they hope to join to find the deadlines for resolving academic discrepancies.
The University does not allow students to join a fraternity or sorority that we do not recognize. Unrecognized fraternities and sororities are not held to the University or governing council standards that govern their behavior. They operate without the oversight, training, and education provided by staff in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs.
The web-based tutorials below will help parents understand the process students go through when joining a fraternity or sorority, what their experience will be like once they join, and how parents can help with Tulane's hazing prevention efforts.
We've also compiled the answers to the most common questions we receive in case you don't have 30-45 minutes to devote to listening to one of the online tutorials. Click here to read that summary document.
Click on the buttons below for detailed information about recruitment and intake for each council:
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