Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Recruitment & Intake Schedules

Recruitment & Intake Schedules

Each of the four governing councils and their respective chapters have different methods of recruitment and intake. You will find more information about their events and important dates listed below. For any questions about a specific process, please email sfl@osu.edu or check out the council webpage. Don't forget to get registered for recruitment and submit your grade release!

Fall 2021 Schedules and Events

Interfraternity Council

It is strongly encouraged for potential new members to attend IFC recruitment events, however, this is not a requirement. Many chapters in the IFC continue to recruit beyond the first two weeks of the semester, and potential new members are able to accept bids until the end of the semester.

  • IFC Chapter Events
    • Chapters will begin hosting individual events beginning Sunday, August 29th.
    • Be sure to check out their recruitment schedules on Instagram!
  • IFC Bid Extensions
    • Chapters are able to extend bids (membership offers) beginning Friday, September 3rd.
    • Potential new members may accept bids until the end of the semester.
  • IFC Spring 2022 Recruitment Registration
    • ​​​​​​​New this year! Spring 2022 recruitment registration for students looking to join an IFC chapter will open later this fall.
    • Be sure to follow IFC and SFL social media accounts for more information on Spring 2022 registration!

Multicultural Greek Council

Most chapters in MCGC host individual intake processes that are determined by the local chapter and national organization. Chapters will share informational meeting times and locations via social media, word of mouth, and other campus marketing strategies. Intake activities may begin as early as the first day of classes and must conclude by the last day of classes. Be sure to check out MCGC's events to learn more about the council and its chapters!

  • MCGC Cultural Showcase & Open House
    • ​​​​​​​Monday, August 23rd; 3-5:30pm
    • Traditions Room, Ohio Union 2nd Floor

National Pan-Hellenic Council

All chapters in NPHC host individual intake processes that are determined by the local chapter and national organization. Chapters will share informational meeting times and locations via social media, word of mouth, and other campus marketing strategies. Intake activities may begin as early as the first day of classes and must conclude by the last day of classes. Be sure to check out NPHC's events to learn more about the council and its chapters!

  • NPHC Convocation
    • ​​​​​​​Sunday, September 5th; 2-5:30pm
    • Great Hall Meeting Room, Ohio Union 1st Floor
    • *Attendance is mandatory for any student interested in starting the intake process.
    • Make up sessions will be offered! For more information on make-up sessions, please contact the NPHC via email.

Panhellenic Association

Fall PHA recruitment, also known as continuous open bidding, begins the first day of classes! Potentional new members can sign up for continuous open bidding on the PHA website. While not all chapters are able to offer bids in the fall, there are plenty of opportunities for students to join! Primary PHA recruitment will occur in January 2022, and registration will open soon.