Qualifications and Eligibility

All students who plan on joining must register with FSA before accepting any invitation to join.
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Recruitment events for all chapters typically take place within the first three weeks of each semester. All students who plan on joining must register with OFSA before accepting any invitation to join. Students interested in becoming a member of a sorority must meet the following criteria. Upper-class and Transfer students may become members at any time; first-year students may not join until the start of their second semester. However, attendance of first years at recruitment events is permitted during the fall semester. All students must meet the minimum academic eligibility requirements before being accepted for membership.

In order to join a fraternity or sorority, all students must REGISTER and meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

·Successfully complete at least twelve (12) credits at Rutgers University-New Brunswick (including E credits, excluding AP credits).
·Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
·Be enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Many organizations have a higher academic requirement then those listed here, so be sure to ask about individual sorority expectations for potential new members.

In order to verify academic eligibility, women interested in joining a fraternity or sorority in the spring must first register with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. If you registered in the fall semester, but did not join, you must register again so that your academic eligibility may again be verified.

First Year Students
First Year students can learn more about our Greek community during New Student Orientation. Members of our Recruitment Team will be at the evening social event and a member of the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs staff will present in the afternoon on Day 2 of your orientation. Our student leaders and staff are happy to answer any of your questions. We encourage first year students to come to tabling events to ask questions and go out to Meet the Sisters events to see if Greek life is right for you. These events will be posted on the Panhellenic social media accounts as well as the individual chapters' social media accounts. 

Transfer Students

Students transferring to Rutgers from another two or four year institution are eligible to participate in fall Intake/Recruitment, as long as the student met the above requirements at their previous institution.

If you are a transfer student interested in joining our Greek community, be sure to visit the Resource Fair during New Student Orientation, come to our tabling events, or stop by our office. Remember, Transfer students are considered academically eligible to join in their first semester at Rutgers.

Are you a transfer student who pledged at your previous institution?

Were you pledging a sorority at your previous institution? If you did, but were never initiated, you can join any one of our organizations during your first semester at RU. If you have been initiated into a sorority, your membership is life – long, meaning you cannot pledge or become initiated into another organization. We are happy to help you find other ways to be involved on campus or direct you to an alumnae club or chapter in the area. Please contact OFSA for assistance ofsa@echo.rutgers.edu.

If your organization has a chapter at Rutgers you can affiliate with the Rutgers chapter rather quickly. Typically there is some paperwork involved for your inter/national headquarters which will officially transfer your membership from your "old" chapter to the Rutgers chapter. Please contact our office and we'll be happy to connect you with the Chapter Advisor and President who can answer your questions.