UMKC is home to three councils, each with their own unique way of recruiting new members to join the organizations. Below is a little about each of the councils: the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Collegiate Panhellenic Council.
*Delta Rho Sorority also hosts their own recruitment process.
IFC fraternities have the ability to recruit 365 days a year. Throughout the summer and the school year, you will have the chance to meet the men of IFC at various events. It is important to keep an open mind and try to meet as many of the chapters as possible before signing a bid.
Traditionally, chapters will hold events during the summer. In addition to summer recruitment events, you will have the opportunity to meet members from the five chapters at IFC-hosted events during the school year. Chapters can begin distributing bids (invitation to membership) over the summer or after the first week of classes in August. If you are interested in joining a fraternity, all you have to do is make friends with some fraternity men. Be social, meet the members, go to some events, and then decide if that chapter is right for you.
Our IFC fraternities may host an informal recruitment period in the Spring semester as well. Please look at the chapter websites or contact the individual chapters for more information.
For more information about IFC Fraternity Recruitment please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at UMKC consists of six member organizations, three sororities and three fraternities. Each group has a unique way of recruiting members to their organization. NPHC chapters are historically African American fraternities and sororities, but students from all backgrounds are welcome. The mission of NPHC is, "Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations."
Students who are interested in joining a historically African American fraternity or sorority at UMKC will participate in the intake process for the individual organization that they are interested in joining. Each organization conducts membership intake according to their own national and local guidelines, however, these standards vary and intake activities are held at times determined by each organization. Most NPHC organizations require a minimum grade point average and a minimum number of earned college credit hours in order to participate in intake.
UMKC's NPHC fraternities are Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. UMKC's NPHC sororities are Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
if you are interested in any of these organizations please contact them directly by clicking on chapter contact information and visiting: http://www.umkc.edu/getinvolved/fsa-contact-info.asp
Collegiate Panhellenic Council
At UMKC, all women are encouraged to register for the formal recruitment process which occurs every year in August. This process starts with meeting women from all four Panhellenic chapters. Each day, a mutual selection occurs and by the end, members affiliate with one of the Panhellenic chapters! UMKC is home to four Panhellenic sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Chi Omega and Delta Zeta.
Panhellenic sororities at UMKC provide opportunities for sisterhood, academic success, leadership, and service. Each of these areas is showcased during formal recruitment. As a potential new member, you will learn the values of Panhellenic sororities and experience what each chapter has to offer. No matter where you find your home to be, the women of Panhellenic are a community and continue to work together throughout the year!
To learn more about Panhellenic at UMKC, go to http://www.umkc.edu/getinvolved/panhellenic/Welcome.html
To learn more about National Panhellenic Conference, go to http://www.npcwomen.org/index.aspx
In addition to formal recruitment, some chapters may recruit informally. This takes place during the school year, and events are hosted by the chapters. A chapter may only informally recruit if the chapter has not reached total as set by Panhellenic. Therefore, the only way to ensure membership in one of our four sororities is through formal recruitment.
Delta Rho Sorority-Lambda Mu Beta Chapter
- Unlike Panhellenic Council Delta Rho recruits alone and not as one body.
- If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact
- Also you can visit our website: http://www.wix.com/vstyf5/drho
Potential New Member Bill of Rights
- The right to be treated as an individual
- The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process
- The right to ask questions and receive true, objective answers from the Recruitment Guides and members
- The right to be treated with respect
- The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized
- The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers
- The right to have and express opinions
- The right to confidentiality when sharing information with the Recruitment Guides
- The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others
- The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the Formal Membership Recruitment Acceptance form signing
- The right to make one's own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision
General Contact Information
Assistant Director, Office of Student Involvement