How to Join a Fraternity or Sorority

Whether you’re looking for friendship and social connections, campus involvement outside of the classroom or the support that a fraternity or sorority can provide, the Greek community at Johnson & Wales University offers an enriching experience.

Being a member of a fraternity or sorority is about making lasting friendships, committing to a common set of ideals and enhancing your personal development. It’s also about being part of a brotherhood and sisterhood where individuals share common core values.

If you’re interested in learning more:

  • Research the local and inter/national headquarter websites
  • Talk to people who are involved in Greek life on campus
  • Attend events sponsored by the Greek community

This will help you choose the one that's right for you.

Membership Requirements
To be eligible for membership, you must:

  • Have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (from Johnson & Wales University)
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student

First term students cannot join any fraternity or sorority until at least their second term, and must have a JWU GPA.

Organizations on campus within the following councils conduct recruitment and/or intake year round.

  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • United Cultural Council (UCC)

It is best to contact the organization directly for further information about how to join.

Panhellenic Council (Panhel) 
The Panhellenic organizations on campus conduct formal recruitment each winter term. Learn how to register.

You can also review our information on Unrecognized Groups.