How to Join a Fraternity or Sorority
So you’ve decided that you want to join a fraternity or sorority, or at least that you’re interested in participating in the recruitment process. Before you start, here is some information about Belmont’s processes and cultures related to recruitment and intake.
Recruitment is the term used to describe the procedure implemented to invite new members into the fraternities and sororities at Belmont that belong to the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Association.
- Interfraternity Council (men only): Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Tau
- Panhellenic Association (women only): Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Tau, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Mu,
Intake is the term used to describe the procedure implemented to invite new members into the fraternities and sororities at Belmont that belong to the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). NPHC is the governing body for fraternities and sororities that are historically African-American organizations; however, membershipto these groups is non-exclusive to any race. Currently, Belmont University is home to only one NPHC organization.
- National Pan-Hellenic Council: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. (women only)
If you want to register for formal recruitment (the time period in the fall where our Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association groups are open for membership)register below:
If you are interested in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. you should contact the Assistant Directory of Student Engagement & Leadership Development directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need letters of recommendation?
Though it is common practice across the country that for membership in PanhellenicAssociation (PA) or Interfraternity Council (IFC) organizations students are required or encouraged to seek out recommendation letters from current members in those groups, Belmont’s PA and IFC groups made the intentional decision to not support this practice in an effort to be inclusive so that all students have an equal opportunity to join. Though we allow our students to set their own high standards for membership (GPA requirements, service requirements, personal conduct requirements…etc.), it is the goal of Belmont that any student who wants to be a member of a fraternity or sorority has the opportunity to do so.
Due to the personal nature of membership intake into a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization, recommendation letters may be requested for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.