Joining a Fraternity or Sorority
Virginia Tech is proud to host one of the largest fraternity and sorority communities in America, one that continues to grow rapidly. Approximately 5,000 students participate in the 24 IFC fraternal organizations, 5 National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternities and sororities, 13 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities and 6 organizations in the United Council of Fraternities and Sororities (UCFS). About 20 percent of Virginia Tech’s undergraduates are members of a general fraternity or sorority.
Membership in a fraternity or sorority is one of many campus involvement opportunities at Virginia Tech that helps students make a large university seem smaller. While some fraternities and sororities offer housing options for their members, all Greek-letter organizations provide academic support, lifetime friendships, career networking, intramural athletic competition, community service, philanthropic opportunities, social activities, and outstanding leadership opportunities. Students develop a strong sense of belonging to their organization – a true home away from home – and a strong loyalty to Virginia Tech through the fraternity and sorority community. Membership is life-long and alumni engagement opportunities are numerous at both the local and national levels.
The opportunities for personal, professional, and academic success are phenomenal. If you think you are prepared to be a leader in the Virginia Tech community and are interested in gleaning leadership experience, consider joining a fraternal organization.
Visit the council or chapter website to find more information about becoming a member.
Recruitment and Intake Information
Make plans to attend the Fraternity and Sorority Life Showcase on Monday, September 9 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Commonwealth Ballroom! This is an opportunity to get to meet members from all 48 chapters and to learn about the membership process.
The Interfraternity Council governs 23 chapters of the North-American Interfraternity Conference affiliated men’s general fraternities. Formal recruitment takes place in the fall and spring semesters, but IFC fraternities can extend invitations to affiliate at any time throughout the year. For more information visit the IFC page.
To learn more about IFC Recruitment, please visit the IFC Recruitment Hub.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council sponsors a formal information session in the fall and informal informational sessions during the spring for non-affiliated students to attend. Since membership intake for each of these organizations may vary, those who are interested in learning more about these Divine Nine fraternities and sororities are encouraged to research the history of each organization, visit their National website, and learn of their respective membership requirements. Interested students are also encouraged to contact Hailey Mangrum, NPHC Advisor, for more information.
The Panhellenic Council supports the women’s fraternities and sororities that are represented by membership in the National Panhellenic Conference. Throughout the fall semester, the Panhellenic Council hosts "Go Greek" recruitment activities for potential new members to meet all of the chapters. Students interested in participating in spring formal recruitment will need to register via the "Student Organizations" link in HokieSpa. There are informal recruitment processes that occur both in the spring and fall semester that individual chapters host.
The United Council of Fraternities and Sororities sponsors an information session for non-affiliated students to attend in the fall. Recruitment and membership intake for each of these organizations may vary between each of them. Those who are interested in learning more about these culturally-based fraternities and sororities are encouraged to research the history of each organization, visit their National website, and learn of their respective membership requirements.