Before being considered for membership in any sorority or fraternity organization, every student must have completed at least 12 credit hours earned through regular course enrollment at Ohio State or a previous institution that are fully matriculated and have good academic standing with the university (a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, no exceptions) are eligible for participation in member intake/recruitment. Earned credit hours through advanced placement credit and credit by examination do not count towards the 12 credit hours needed to be eligible for joining. Students transferring from other institutions, will only have their previous institution’s grades considered for eligibility only if they are participating in recruitment during their first semester at Ohio State. If a transfer student is participating in recruitment and have grades from Ohio State then those are the grades that will be used during recruitment. For eligibility, cumulative GPA will be based on the GPA information that is available in the Student Information System (SIS) through the Ohio State Registrar.
Women that are interested in participating in the Panhellenic Formal Recruitment will have until the first Tuesday of spring semester at noon to notify the PHA Recruitment Advisor of any grade changes request grade changes from the registrar. Documentation from an Ohio State academic faculty or staff member (ie. Academic Advisor, College Chair, professor, etc) must also be provided with the notification of the grade change and must also reflect the updated cumulative GPA.
A few areas that chapters will often take into considerations include:
- Academic achievement
- Community service
- University involvement
- Personal character
- Letters of recommendation
This list is not exhaustive. Check out specific group’s websites for more information on membership requirements.