Recruitment Guidelines

Basic Expectations of Fraternity Membership

  • I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity ritual and will strive to incorporate them in my daily life.
  • I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.
  • I will respect the dignity of all persons; therefore I will not physically, mentally, psychologically, or sexually abuse or haze any human being.
  • I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.
  • I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.
  • I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.
  • I will neither use or support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither misuse nor support the misuse of alcohol.
  • I acknowledge that a clean and attractive environment is essential to both physical and mental health; therefore I will do all in my power to see that the chapter property is properly cleaned and maintained.
  • I will challenge all of my fraternity members to abide by these fraternal expectations and will confront those who violate them.

Recruitment Tips

  1. BE YOURSELF! There is nothing more important than being yourself during recruitment. You'll end up with the right fraternity for you, and you'll be happy with your decision.
  2. Evaluate each fraternity carefully. It is important to make an individual decision about which fraternities you will focus on during Recruitment. Make sure to compare fraternities and pick the one that has the most important ideals you are looking for.
  3. Take your time. Joining a fraternity is a momentous decision and one that will affect the rest of your life. Be sure that the fraternity that has given you a bid is one you will be happy with. You do not have to accept a bid.
  4. Dry recruitment! Alcohol is not allowed at any formal recruitment activities. National, University, and Greek Council policies stipulate that all activities associated with formal Fraternity Recruitment remain alcohol free.
  5. Ask Questions. Make sure all your questions are sufficiently answered. Some possible questions that you may want to ask are:
    • What is your membership education period like? What is its purpose?
    • What are the time and financial commitments involved in joining your fraternity?
    • What are the grade requirements?
    • What are some of your social activities?
    • What makes your fraternity unique?

Students are required by Millersville University to have a 2.3 GPA to join a fraternity. Some fraternities will have higher requirement. Be sure to ask each fraternity what their academic requirements to join are.