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Partnering with Your Student during Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment. This Webinar is brought to you by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Programs and Office of Orientation & Student Transitions . Benefits of Greek Life. Membership in a fraternity or sorority will offer your student:

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partnering with your student during fraternity sorority recruitment

Partnering with Your Student during Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment

This Webinar is brought to you by the

Office of Fraternity & Sorority Programs


Office of Orientation & Student Transitions

benefits of greek life
Benefits of Greek Life

Membership in a fraternity or sorority will offer your student:

  • a scholastic support system
  • experience planning events, managing budgets, leading committees, and working with faculty and administrators
  • exposure to potential careers through educational programs and discussions with alumni
  • a chance to give back the community through service projects
  • close friends who will cheer them on and support them when times are tough

At Tulane, we recognize 26 outstanding Greek organizations:11 Interfraternity Council FraternitiesDelta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority6 National Pan-Hellenic Fraternities and Sororities7 Panhellenic SororitiesOrder of Omega Greek HonoraryEach of these organizations is centered around the values of brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership development, academic achievement, and community service.

interfraternity council ifc
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Psi

Eleven national fraternities

Values centered on brotherhood, leadership, community service, social events, and athletics

Spring 2010 GPA Data:

  • all IFC men: 3.194
  • all undergraduate men: 3.160
  • all IFC new members: 3.190
  • all freshman men: 2.717
national pan hellenic council nphc
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority
  • Six of the “Divine Nine” sororities and fraternities plus one multicultural sorority
  • Values of these groups focus on:
  • brotherhood/sisterhood
  • philanthropy and service
  • advocacy and community relations
  • affiliation with programs of local graduate chapters

Spring 2010 GPA Data:

  • all NPHC members: 2.807
  • all undergraduates: 3.226

PanhellenicCouncil (PHC)

  • Seven sororities from the National Panhellenic Conference.
  • Panhellenic values include sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, and philanthropy.

Typical social activities include formal dances, date parties, and mixers.

Spring 2010 GPA Data:

  • all PHC women: 3.352
  • all undergraduate women: 3.278
  • all PHC new members: 3.387
  • all freshman women: 2.971
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Phi Mu
  • Sigma Delta Tau
office of fraternity sorority programs ofsp
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Programs (OFSP)

The mission of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs is to enrich the capacities of members of the fraternity and sorority community through opportunities and experiences that develop and maintain the values of leadership, scholarship, service, citizenship, personal growth, interpersonal relationships, sisterhood, and brotherhood.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office as needed

Our main contact information:,, 504-865-OFSP

Director of Fraternity & Sorority Programs:

Liz Schafer,

Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Programs:

Julia Hankins,

common parent questions
Common Parent Questions:
  • How do we know which group our student should join?
  • I want my student to get involved in leadership positions. Will he/she have time to do other things beyond Greek life?
  • Will my student’s grades be affected by joining?
  • How do recruitment and intake work?
  • How much does it cost to join? What is included in this price?
  • What is hazing? Will my student be hazed as part of membership?
  • Where can I go to learn more?
which one should he she join values and fit
Which One Should He/She Join?Values and “Fit”

National emphasis on organizations’ values

  • Lifetime membership
  • Members should be able to articulate them and how the local chapter “lives” them
  • Should guide the group’s activities

Fit & comfort level

  • Legacy relationships vs. current members
  • Don’t limit options
which one should he she join standards of excellence
Which One Should He/She Join?Standards of Excellence
  • Establish basic expectations for the fraternity and sorority community in six areas:
    • Academics
    • Risk Management
    • Recruitment and Intake
    • Membership Development
    • Chapter Operations
    • Building Community
  • Graded at the end of each calendar year
  • Results posted on the OFSP web site in January
which one should he she join recognized vs unrecognized
Which One Should He/She Join? Recognized vs. Unrecognized

We proudly recognize our 25 fraternities and sororities. They work closely with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Programs and are held to a high set of standards.

Other organizations that may exist as “underground fraternities”:

do not report to or affiliate with OFSP

operate with uncertainty as to their status in terms of membership, behavior and conduct, and organization

are prohibited from affiliating with Tulane University but still recruit our students as members.

Delta Kappa Epsilon (Deke)

Omega Psi Phi (Omega or Ques)

Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike)

Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT)

We strongly discourage students from joining a fraternity that the University does not recognize.

greeks are leaders on campus
Greeks Are Leaders on Campus:
  • 5 of 6 Undergraduate Student Government Executive Officers
  • Orientation Team Leaders & Coordinators
  • Green Wave Ambassadors
  • Newcomb Senate
  • Resident Advisors
  • Dance, Theatre, Choir, and a cappella groups
  • TEMS - Tulane Emergency Medical Service
  • Hullabaloo Writers
  • Varsity, Club, and Intramural Sports
  • Religious Organizations
  • PHATs – Peer Health Advocates of Tulane
  • Homecoming Committee
    • Entire 2010 homecoming court was fraternity/sorority members!
  • CACTUS - Community Action Council of Tulane University Students
community service
Community Service
  • All Greek organizations support their own service projects.
  • Participate in city-wide, university-wide, and all-Greek community service events.
  • Each sorority & fraternity supports a national philanthropic project or charity. Chapters at Tulane have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for their philanthropies.

Often people assume that membership in a fraternity or sorority interferes with academic and scholarly pursuits, however, scholarship is an important facet of Greek life.

  • Greeks promote scholastic achievement through programs like:
    • study groups
    • mentors
    • study hours
    • recognizing high grades
  • Order of Omega
    • scholarship opportunities

It’s no wonder that for the past 24 consecutive semesters, the all Greek GPA has been higher than the all-student GPA at Tulane!!

recruitment intake eligibility
Recruitment & Intake Eligibility
  • All participants must be undergraduate Tulane students
  • All participants must have cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (some organizations may have a higher standard)
  • All participants must be free of pending conduct charges
  • All participants must have completed 12 credit hours
ifc recruitment
IFC Recruitment
  • Monday, January 17:

Recruitment Convocation/Final Day to Sign-Up

  • Tuesday, January 18 – Thursday, January 20

Chapters host Recruitment Events

  • Friday, January 22

Bids issued by staff and IFC officers*

* Often fraternities will tell students they are recruiting that they have a bid from the fraternity. Please note that no student has an official bid from any fraternity until this date.

nphc intake procedures
NPHC Intake Procedures

In the beginning of the spring semester, NPHC will hold “Meet the Greeks,” and individual chapters may also choose to do informational meetings. Informationals are usually scheduled 1-2 weeks in advance.

Intake is supervised by local graduate chapters.

panhellenic recruitment
Panhellenic Recruitment
  • Thursday, January 13: Recruitment Kickoff
  • 2 Weekends of events: January 15 - 16 and January 21 - 23
  • Online early-bird registration available until 12/3
  • Mutual Selection Process
  • Recommendations
costs to join
Costs to Join

The costs of joining a Greek organization vary between groups and councils. Below are rough estimates:

  • IFC Groups: $350-$2000 per semester
    • Varies based on whether the group has a chapter house, meal plan, new member or active, etc.
  • NPHC Groups: $500-$750 per year
    • Varies based on how many years you’ve been in the organization
  • Panhellenic Groups: $600-$700 per semester
    • Varies based on organization and how long you’ve been in the organization
  • Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority: $150 per semester

All dues cover programs, insurance fees, and national benefits. Some also include a meal plan, social events, transportation to events, t-shirts, a chapter house, and more!

  • Definition from Tulane Code of Student Conduct:

Hazing includes, but is not limited to, acts of servitude and/or behavior that humiliates, degrades, embarrasses, harasses or ridicules an individual or otherwise is harmful or potentially harmful to an individual’s physical, emotional or psychological well-being, as an actual or apparent condition for initial or continued affiliation with an group.

  • Both Tulane University and all of our organizations have a strict no tolerance policy for this behavior.
anti hazing resources
Anti-Hazing Resources
  • 24-hour Tulane Hazing Hotline (leave an anonymous message): 504-865-3111
  • 24-hour National Hazing hotline: 1(800)NOT-HAZE
resources for parents students
Resources for parents & students

Tulane’s Greek Life Website:

All about the IFC:

All about NPHC:

All About Panhellenic:

Parents information from NPC:

Student/Staff Contacts:

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