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!

Spring 2022 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. All potentional new members should get registered for recruitment with IFC.

  • IFC Spring 2022 Recruitment Registration
    • New this year! Spring 2022 IFC recruitment registration for students looking to join an IFC chapter will be open soon.
    • All registrants will receive an IFC Recruitment T-shirt and be included on all important recruitment communication.
    • Be sure to follow IFC and SFL social media accounts for more information on Spring 2022 registration!
  • IFC Spring 2022 Recruitment Schedule
    • ​​​​​​​Sunday, January 9th - Neighborhood Tours; Time & Location TBD
    • Sunday, January 9th - Collin's Law Anti-Hazing Training; 6:30pm, Great Hall Meeting Room - Ohio Union
    • Monday, January 10th - No Recruitment Events
    • Tuesday, January 11th - IFC Tabling Fair; Time & Location TBD
    • Wednesday, January 12th - IFC PNM Orientation; Time & Location TBD
    • Thursday, January 13th - Chapter events may begin
    • Wednesday, January 19th - Bids may be offered to PNMs
  • IFC Chapter Events
    • Chapters will begin hosting individual events beginning Wednesday, January 12th.
    • Be sure to check out their recruitment schedules on Instagram!
  • IFC Bid Extensions
    • Chapters are able to extend bids (membership offers) beginning Wednesday, January 19th.
    • Potential new members may accept bids until the end of the semester.

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!

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!

Panhellenic Association

Spring PHA recruitment, also known as Primary Recruitment, begins the first week of classes! Potentional new members can sign up for Primary Recruitment on the PHA website.

  • PHA Primary Recruitment Spring 2022
    • ​​​​​​​Wednesday, January 12th - PNM Orientation; Ohio Union Ballroom, Time TBD
    • Thursday, January 13th - Meet the Chapters I
    • Friday, January 14th - Meet the Chapters II
    • Saturday, January 15th - Philanthropy Round
    • Sunday, January 16th - Sisterhood Round
    • Saturday, January 22nd - Preference Round
    • Sunday, January 23rd - Bid Day