Joining a Fraternity or Sorority

There are many ways to get involved with Fraternities and Sororities at Tufts. Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority may participate in the rush, recruitment, or intake process.  Councils are responsible for setting their own rush, recruitment, and intake schedules. 

You may check the status of an organization, including participation in recruitment, rush, and intake, on the OFSL's Organization Status page.

Eligibility Requirements for Recruitment:

  • All undergraduate students will be eligible to participate in Recruitment and receive a bid (invitation to join) after successfully completing one full year at Tufts (# of credits) or an equivalent amount of study at another university if a transfer student.
  • Students must be in “good standing” with the university, as defined in the latest edition of the Student Handbook.
  • Students must have at least a cumulative 2.50 GPA (Arts and Sciences) or a 2.30 GPA (College of Engineering), in order to be eligible to receive a bid from a fraternity or sorority.
  • Students must not be on any university academic or disciplinary probation.
  • There is no recognized difference between associating with a chapter or national/international affiliation. Students who do not meet criteria for becoming members of the Tufts fraternity/sorority community shall not affiliate with any local and/or national organization until they meet such criteria.

For more information, contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life or visit us on Twitter or Facebook.

Fall 2018 Recruitment Dates:

All potential new member events will be listed on the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life calendar.

Panhellenic Recruitment:

  • September 9th - Potential New Member Orientation
  • September 9th - Women of Color in Greek Life Panel
  • September 10-14th - Chapter Pre-Recruitment Events
  • September 17th - All Potential New Member Hazing Prevention Workshop
  • September 15-16th - Coordinated Open House Events
  • September 21-22nd - Selection Round Events
  • September 23rd - Bid Day


Inter-Fraternity Council Recruitment:

  • September 9-22nd - Individual Chapter Recruitment Events
  • September 17th - All Potential Member Hazing Prevention Workshop
  • September 23rd - Bid Day


Multi-Cultural Greek Council Recruitment:

  • Interested potential members should contact the OFSL for individual organization intake schedules.
  • Information Session - TBD
  • All Potential Members will participate in a hazing prevention workshop in coordination with the OFSL.