How to Join
Steps to Join
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Formal Recruitment takes place each semester, usually around the 2nd or 3rd week of classes.
Step 1: Sign up for Fraternity Recruitment at www.bullsifc.com
Can be found under Recruitment > Registration. Registration is free.
Step 2: Attend Information Session
There will also be other events where those going through the recruitment process will be able to meet all IFC fraternities.
Step 3: Recruits may be invited to events
Step 4: Recruitment may be invited to events
Step 5: May receive one or more bid(s)
Please note that not everyone receives a bid – this is contingent upon grades, the conversations taking place between those going through Recruitment and members of the fraternity and whether the potential member matches a fraternity's membership criteria.
Step 6: Begin and finish the education process for all members
Panhellenic Association (PHA)
Formal Recruitment takes place in the fall semester, usually around Labor Day weekend
Step 1: Sign up for Sorority Recruitment at www.usfpanhellenic.com
Link to register can be found on the home page under the mission.
Step 2: Attend Orientation Night
Recruitment Counselors are members of sororities who have opted to disaffiliate from their organizations in order to serve as guides for the entire week of Recruitment.
Step 3: Attend all Recruitment events you are invited to
Step 4: May receive a bid
Please note that not everyone receives a bid – this is contingent upon grades, the conversations taking place between those going through Recruitment and members of the sorority and whether the potential member matches a sorority's membership criteria.
Step 5: Begin and finish the education process for all members
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
The governing council DOES not coordinate each organization's membership growth events – this is done by each particular fraternity or sorority.
Some organizations allow FTIC and transfer students to join right away, other organizations require that a student complete at least 12 credit hours at the institution before joining.
Some organizations do membership intake every semester, others do it only once per year – this decision is made by each individual fraternity or sorority in conjunction with the national organization.
Step 1: Attend the NPHC/MGC Convocation
Step 2: Attend an organization's Informational/Interest Meeting/Rush events
Ways to find out about these events:
- Ask in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
- Attend the particular organization's Week of Welcome or other events
- Attend the Council's Informational
- Look out for flyers in bulletin boards across campus
- Contact the individual organization
- Look for information on each organization's local or national websites