• Full-time, degree-seeking Tulane student
  • Have earned 12 hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • In good standing with Tulane (no Student Conduct sanctions resulting in Disciplinary Probation or Deferred Suspension and no Honor Board convictions)
  • Complete all 3 components of the Potential New Member Education Series
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Joining Tulane Fraternities and Sororities

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.


Prospective Members

To be eligible to participate in recruitment or intake, prospective members must:  

  • be full-time, degree-seeking Tulane students
  • have earned 12 hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • be in good standing with Tulane. For the purposes of recruitment and intake, good standing is defined as not having received a Student Conduct sanction of Disciplinary Probation or Deferred Suspension and not having been convicted of any academic integrity violations by the Honor Board.
  • successfully complete all 3 components our Potential New Member Education Series
    • Sexual Violence Prevention Programming: options available throughout the fall semester and include, but are not limited to:
      • One Wave Leadership Training: 3 trainings offered this fall
      • Shifting the Paradigm: Thursday, September 22, 7-9 p.m. in Dixon Hall
      • Sexual Violence Town Hall: Monday, November 14, 6 p.m. in the LBC Kendall Cram ballroom
      • Other options and dates may be found on OrgSync
    • Other Drugs Online Module: A companion to the Alcohol-Wise program all first-year student completed.
    • Greek Weekend Keynote Speech: "Dilemma: the Complicated History of Greek Life," by Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University; Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. in Dixon Hall. Class excuses for not attending this keynote must be sent to prior to the event.

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 requirements to join a Greek organization. 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.

Unrecognized Organizations

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.

Information for Parents

These tutorials 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. Please note: some browsers may require you to right-click on the video and save it in order to launch it.

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We've also compiled the answers to the most common questions we receive in case you don't have 30 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:


                                Interfraternity Council


                                National Pan-Hellenic Council                 Panhellenic Council

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