Go Greek! How to Join

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We have 4 Greek councils at SDSU! To learn about each council, visit the Greek Councils and Chapters webpage.

With that in mind, it it important to note each council has a unique recruitment or membership intake process. It is recommended that prospective members, first, review the information on this webpage. Second, visit each council webpage (at left) to learn about each council's process, registration requirements and recruitment logistics.

For more information, please watch our video on YouTube:

Get Involved: Fraternity & Sorority Life Video 


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Interfraternity Council crest Interfraternity Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council logoNational Pan-Hellenic Council

United Sorority & Fraternity Council logoUnited Sorority & Fraternity Council

University Eligibility

Regularly Enrolled at SDSU and in "Good Standing"

To participate in any Greek recruitment/intake processes, students must be regularly enrolled, taking a minimum of 3 units at San Diego State University and are required to be in good standing (not on academic or disciplinary probation).

If a student is placed on probation with the University while participating in a recruitment/intake process or before being initiated, the student will not be eligible for initiation.

SDSU students in Extended Studies, the American Language Institute, or who are considered Open University students are ineligible to join any Greek organization.

Dry Period at SDSU

The first few weeks of the academic year are critical and the dry period seeks to reduce risk for SDSU students. The "dry period" policy, which is in effect from August 1 - October 1, states that all events held by recognized student organizations must be alcohol (and substance) free.

Greek Life hopes that our community is mindful of the safety of all SDSU students. Whether a chapter has a facility or not and whether the chapter hosts an event on or off campus, it is important to understand that there are consequences-both from the individual Greek Councils and the University-should violations of the dry period occur. Please make the commitment to reduce risk with our community.

Anti-Hazing Information

Participation in a hazing practice will result in both individual and organizational disciplinary action, including possible expulsion. For more information about hazing, please visit the Anti-Hazing Information webpage.

Greek Organization/Chapter-Specific Eligibility

Individual Greek organizations/chapters often have specific minimum requirements to join. It's important to know and ask questions about minimum requirements when deciding to pursue membership!

Minimum Unit Requirements

Some chapters require 3 to 12 units in order to join the organization as a first-year freshman.

Other organizations may require prospective members to wait until the second semester of freshmen year to pursue membership. This is common for most NPHC chapters at SDSU.

Minimum GPA Requirements

Each Greek organization has a specific GPA requirement for prospective members.

For first-year freshmen pursuing membership, organizations may require a GPA from 2.25 to 3.5.

It is important to note, most chapters require prospective members to maintain a certain GPA requirement to be eligible for initiation (full membership) in the organization.

For GPA requirement information, please refer to the GPA Requirements to Join by Chapter.

Minimum Community Service Requirements

Some chapters have community service requirements for prospective members. For others, it is not required but will be taken into consideration.

Required Online Training Modules

Cost of Membership

Each summer, chapters submit projected cost to join and cost for membership (commonly referred to as "dues" or "fees") for the upcoming academic year.

It is important to keep in mind dues/fees vary by council and by chapter.

Cost of Active Social Fraternities/Sororities (2018-2019)

If further clarification regarding dues is desired, please contact the chapters directly via the Chapter Directory

Time Commitment

Many prospective members are concerned about the time commitment of being a member of a fraternity/sorority. We asked our chapters to report typical time commitments of prospective/new members. Results vary by chapter.

How long are new member meetings?  1 - 3 hours per week

How long is the new member process?  The new member process can last anywhere from 72 hours to 10 weeks

Are there particular days of the week that are blocked off for pnew member meetings?  New Member meetings depend on the availability of each new member and each social fraternity/sorority chapter

How many days/hours outside of new member meetings is typical for pledges/new members to spend doing things for the chapter?  3-5 hours per week

Are there attendance requirements?  Most meetings are required. Some additional activities are required. Consequences for unexcused absences could result in a monetary fine.


San Diego State University is excited to welcome a few fraternal organizations to establish/reactivate within our fraternity and sorority community for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Interfraternity Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council