Full-time Moravian College students who have completed at least one semester are strongly encouraged and welcome to participate in fraternity or sorority recruitment. First-Year students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and upperclassmen must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to participate in recruitment. However, individual organizations may have a higher academic expectation for membership.
Each spring semester, normally in late January or early February, Formal Recruitment takes place. This is the first opportunity for freshmen students to join fraternities and sororities on Moravian’s campus. Information regarding Formal Recruitment is available late in the fall semester.
Continuous Open Recruitment
Many of Moravian’s Greek organizations recruit during both the fall and spring semesters, outside the formal recruitment period. In mid-September, Greek Life sponsors Informal Recruitment Week where each chapter hosts a recruitment event and bids are distributed on the Friday afternoon. Information regarding Informal Recruitment is available at the beginning of the fall semester.
Fraternity Recruitment Information
Sorority Recruitment Information
Frequently Asked Questions of Potential New Members
What are the benefits of fraternity or sorority membership? Immediate benefits include leadership opportunities and the chance to develop skills for working in teams and groups, which are key in life after Moravian. Academic achievement, involvement in community service, participation in philanthropic activities, and a variety of social opportunities await those who join a Greek organization. In addition, the life long bonds of brotherhood or sisterhood and friendships are additional benefits, not only during your time as an undergraduate, but for your years as an alumni member.
Will joining a Greek organization consume all of my time? Not at all. Joining a fraternity or sorority can be a time commitment, but each chapter will provide new members with clear expectations regarding their time commitments at the beginning of the new member education period.
Will fraternity or sorority membership affect my academics? Each Greek organization recognizes that academics are the reason all students are at Moravian and academics are one of the things Greeks do best. Each chapter has a scholarship program and provides rewards and incentives for outstanding academic performance, as well as support for members who are struggling academically. Scholarship is encouraged through tutoring and other educational programs.
Are there academic requirements? Potential New Members must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 to participate in recruitment. Individuals with upper-class standing must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Individual chapters may have a standard for membership.
How much does it cost to be a fraternity or sorority member? Each chapter’s dues include different items. Some chapters require a flat fee that covers membership dues, t-shirts, badge, and a formal. Others have a lower initial cost, but the cost for each additional item is out of pocket. Chapters offer payment plans so payments can be paid over the course of the semester. In most cases, the first semester will cost the most and the price will decline for subsequent semesters. By planning ahead, most students find they can meet their financial obligations.
What about hazing? Not only is hazing illegal nationwide, but it is strictly forbidden on Moravian College’s campus. If you are curious as to what activities you will be doing during your new member period, feel free to ask! If you have heard about any type of hazing occurring, please contact the Assistant Dean for Residence Life, Greek Life & First-Year Programs.