Friday, September 14th – Sunday, September 16th
Participating in formal recruitment is an excellent way for potential members to learn more about the six sororities at the University of North Dakota! Recruitment at UND consists of three rounds of events called parties. The rounds take place at the sorority houses and include great conversations with current members, light snacks, information about the chapter, and house tours
For more information and to register for sorority recruitment check out the Panhellenic Council/Sorority CollegiateLink page here
*To login to CollegiateLink simply click the login button on the top right then login using your U-Mail username and password (your username is the beginning part of your email address-you don’t need your whole email address. Ex. John.doe). Next download the recruitment registration form that is posted on the Panhellenic Council CollegiateLink page.
Monday, September 10th – Saturday, September 15th
Fraternity recruitment at UND is a way for men interested in joining a fraternity to learn about each chapter and make an informed decision about joining the chapter that fits them best. Fraternity recruitment begins with Greek Orientation on August 27th and consists of a week-long series of events hosted by the individual fraternities.
For more information and to register for fraternity recruitment check out the Interfraternity Council/Fraternity CollegiateLink page here
*To login to CollegiateLink simply login using your U-Mail username and password (your username is the beginning part of your email address-you don’t need your whole email address. Ex. John.doe). Next, fill out the fraternity recruitment registration from posted on the Inter-fraternity Council CollegiateLink page.
The members of the UND fraternity and sorority community are considered students above all else. Academics play an integral role in each sorority and fraternity chapter and members are encouraged to strive to the highest academic standards. Although there is not a specific grade point average for participation in recruitment, many chapters do have minimum GPA requirements to join. Chapters ensure that members maintain scholastic standards through scholarship programs that include activities such as study sessions, tutoring, workshops, quiet hour enforcement, and faculty member advisement. In addition to scholastic programming, many chapters have national and local scholarships that are awarded to members each year. Continuing education outside of the classroom is an important aspect of fraternal life. Each chapter organizes an educational program to educate members about health and wellness, leadership, campus resources, community involvement, and risk management. These programs typically include activities, workshops, and speakers.
Involvement within a fraternity and sorority provides members with many valuable opportunities for leadership. Not only can members hold important leadership positions within their individual chapters but they can also serve as officers on the Panhellenic Council (PHC) or the Interfraternity Council (IFC). The PHC is the governing body of the six sororities on campus while the IFC is the governing body of the 13 fraternities at UND. Both councils make important decisions about the governance of the entire fraternity and sorority community. In addition, about half of the members in the community are involved in other student organizations outside of fraternity and sorority life.
Service & Philanthropy
Fraternity and sorority member’s interests and concerns go beyond the confines of campus life. Each year chapters sponsor activities and events that positively impact UND and the local community. Each chapter hosts at least one philanthropic event each year. A philanthropy is a non-profit organization that chapters support financially. Many chapters support national philanthropies as well as local philanthropies. In addition, chapter members volunteer their own time in local programs such as the Circle of Friends Humane Society, the Salvation Army, highway clean-ups, Adopt-a-School, and many others.
Sisterhood & Brotherhood
Sororities and fraternities are often described as a home away from home. The bonds of sisterhood or brotherhood make the transition from home to college much easier. The brothers and sisters within your fraternity or sorority are less like friends and are more like family. Rituals shared by the members of a fraternity or a sorority help to make the bonds between brothers and sisters stronger. It is through ritual that the meanings, values, and expectations of the fraternity and sorority are made known to its members. The relationships that you develop are based upon a common purpose and values for which your chapter stands thus making friendships stronger and ever-lasting. Being a part of the UND Greek community means that not only will you make friendships with the members within your chapter but you will also create friendships with the other members of the fraternity and sorority community.
Sororities and fraternities offer a wide range of social activities and programs for their members. These social activities range from dance parties to sisterhood and brotherhood events. Some events that chapter’s host include; brotherhood events, social functions with other fraternities and sororities, parent’s formals, sisterhood events, date parties, Panhellenic sisterhood events, and Homecoming events. Social events are a great way for members to take a relaxing break from the daily routine to get together and have some fun!