Membership Requirements and Registration for Recruitment

By participating in recruitment, you will gain insights into the benefits and opportunities of joining a Greek letter organization: friendships, academic excellence/scholarship, leadership development, organizational skills, involvement in philanthropic activities and service, and a national network of alumni/ae.

Registration for recruitment is threefold: it allows fraternities and sororities to know who is interested in joining; it permits time to check potential new members' academic performance and verify they are in good conduct standing; it provides all Greek organizations to recruit potential new member equally. 

In order to be considered and join a Greek organization you must register with the Office of Student Conduct & Greek Affairs before recruitment begins to determine eligibility. 

Recruitment is open to all students, including transfer students, who meet the following eligibility requirements.

Incoming Students:

  • Enrolled at Marist College for at least one semester (sororities only)

  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; (some organization may have higher GPA requirements)

  • Have registered with Greek Affairs;

  • Had their academic qualifications checked by Greek Affairs before Formal/Informal Recruitment to determine eligibility for membership;

Note: Transfer students may participate in recruitment in the Spring term.

Information Nights

As you go through the Recruitment process, it is important to understand how much we respect you and your decision. It is our goal to make sure all potential new members feel comfortable and excited about going through recruitment and enjoy the entire process. If at anytime you are made to feel uncomfortable or feel that something just is not supposed to be a certain way please let the Director of Student Conduct & Greek Affairs know and will do all we can to accommodate and/or address your concern. 

Potential new members shall have:

National Panhellenic Conference Bill of Rights (Sororities)

  • 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 and objective answers from recruitment counselors 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 to recruitment counselors

  • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors

  • The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others

  • The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the membership acceptance signing

  • The right to make one’s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision

  • The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience




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