Joining a fraternity or sorority is a lifelong commitment to fraternal values and leadership. IFC, Panhellenic, CMC, and NPHC fraternities and sororities select their members through a recruitment process referred to as “recruitment” or “intake”.

Collaborative Multicultural Council (CMC) Recruitment Process

The recruitment process for CMC chapters happens throughout the year. The process for each chapter is different, however each group hosts information sessions that any interested students can attend. Other activities held over the course of the quarter are to help educate and inform prospective members on the unique programs and opportunities that exist within those groups.

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Process

The recruitment process for Panhellenic sororities is formal and structured. Registration is required prior to the week of formal recruitment. Participants visit each chapter on the first day of formal recruitment and fewer chapters each day following until Bid Day. Recruitment is a mutual selection process between the potential new member and the chapter.

Formal Recruitment Schedule

Registration for Fall Formal Recruitment:  June 26, 2023 through October 2nd, 2023 at 11:55p.m.
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  • Fall Info Night: Monday, October 2nd, 2023
  • Formal Recruitment: Wednesday, October 4th through Sunday, October 8th, 2023

For more information on planned activities, please contact Panhellenic at or the Fraternity/Sorority Involvement Center at (951) 827-2438.

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Fraternity Recruitment Process

The Interfraternity Council conducts membership recruitment within the first three weeks of each quarter. Typically, there are a number of informational and social events that all chapters participate in to provide interested men the opportunity to meet active members from several fraternities. To participate in recruitment, students must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.25 or higher (individual chapters may have a higher GPA requirement to join).

IFC Fall Recruitment:

Please contact for dates and additional information.

Login to Highlander Link to Register Here for IFC Recruitment.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Recruitment Process

The fraternity and sororities of the NPHC conduct membership intake at a time of a chapter’s choosing. The intake process differs from organization to organization. To learn more about UCR’s represented organizations, plan to attend various activities and programs sponsored by the NPHC and individual chapters that take place throughout the academic year. 


Not all Greek-letter organizations are officially recognized as fraternities and sororities at UCR. 
Learn more about recognized groups here.

FSIC Staff Contact
Sarah Crawford

Coordinator for Fraternities and Sororities

(951) 827-2100

FSIC Department Contact
Fraternity & Sorority Involvement Center

900 University Avenue, HUB 229
Riverside, CA 92521 
(951) 827-2438