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Why Be Greek at CCU?

Greek life is an important part of the co-curricular experience of the students at Coastal Carolina University. Students who are involved outside the classroom do better academically, report a more satisfying educational experience, and persist to graduation in greater numbers than their counterparts who choose not to become involved. Greek life is built upon a commitment to the ritualistic values of their organizations, a commitment to service, an understanding of their responsibility for being a contributing member of the community, and to the personal and professional development of members. 

How is the process changing for Fall 2020?

All recruitment and membership intake processes will be held virtually. It is important that as a campus and fraternity and sorority community we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19. For these reasons, we will provide all of the typical opportunities for joining a Greek organization, however we will conduct these processes through Zoom. Zoom was chosen as an easy platform to navigate and all students have a Zoom account through CCU! 

College Panhellenic Council

To join a Panhellenic Sorority, potential new members will go through the Formal Recruitment process during the Fall Semester. The Formal Recruitment process is a values-based, mutual selection process where potential new members will meet each of our 7 sororities. At the end of the Recruitment process, a potential new member may receive an invitation to join 1 sorority.

Panhellenic recruitment will be held September 3- 7, 2020. Attached below are some frequently asked questions regarding the virtual recruitment process as well as the schedule for recruitment. Panhellenic will provide more details to women who sign up as we get closer to the dates.

Panhellenic Frequently Asked Questions

PNM Recruitment Schedule 2020

To sign up for Panhellenic sorority recruitment, follow this link: ccupanhellenic.mycampusdirector2.com

Things to Know
  • While there is no GPA requirement to go through the Formal Recruitment Process, many sororities have their own GPA requirements and use potential new member's GPA as a factor in the mutual selection process. A GPA of at least 2.5 is highly encouraged.
  • Panhellenic Sorority Dues range from $400-$700 per semester. If you are interested in joining a Panhellenic Sorority, it is highly recommended that you have a financial plan to be able to pay your dues each semester.
  • Potential new members are encouraged to attend organization kick-off on the first Wednesday of classes in both the fall and spring semester, Greek 101, and Coastal Greek Day. By attending these events, potential members will be able to meet women in all of the organizations and eventually find the organization that is best for them.

Contact Info: ccupanhellenic@gmail.com

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) hosts a Recruitment Week at the beginning of every Fall and Spring semester. The first day of Recruitment is an opportunity for potential new members to meet all 8 IFC Fraternities. 

The IFC will be doing a formal introduction to all chapters in a virtual setting, but interested men may also connect with chapters directly. 

To sign up for IFC fraternity recruitment, follow this link: ccuifc.mycampusdirector2.com

Things to Know
  • IFC requires a 2.7 GPA to go through recruitment. If you have less than 12 college-credits, your high school GPA will be used to calculate eligibility.
  • IFC Fraternity dues typically range from $400-$700 per semester. If you are interested in joining an IFC Fraternity, it is highly recommended that you have a financial plan to be able to pay your dues each semester.
  • Potential new members are encouraged to attend organization kick-off on the first Wednesday of classes in both the fall and spring semester, Greek 101, and Coastal Greek Day. By attending these events, potential members will be able to meet men in all of the organizations and eventually find the organization that is best for them.

Contact Info: coastalcarolinaifc@gmail.com

National Pan-Hellenic Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations conduct a process called "intake" for aspiring members of their organizations. Intake processes tend to begin later in the semester. Intake processes are not regularly scheduled occurances, so aspiring members can learn when NPHC organizations are conducting intake by following their social media accounts and by looking for their flyers posted on bulletin boards in the Lib Jackson Student Union and other areas on campus. Anyone interested in joining an NPHC organization will learn about the organization's specific requirements for membership by attending that organization's Interest Meeting.

Before joining an NPHC organization, all students seeking membership are required to attend at least one NPHC Convocation event during their collegiate career. NPHC Convocations are held every Fall and Spring Semester.

Things to Know
  • NPHC organizations typically require aspirants to have a 2.5 GPA and at least 12-credit hours at Coastal Carolina University. Individual organizational standards may vary, and all information will be available to aspirants as they attend an organization's Interest Meeting. 
  • NPHC organizations require you to pay your membership dues before you can begin the intake process. It is recommended that you have at least $2,000 before seeking membership. This is a one time payment for the National Organization. Yearly membership dues for chapter operations are minimal and vary between organizations.
  • Students aspiring to be a member of an NPHC organization are encouraged to attend organization kick-off on the first Wednesday of classes in both the fall and spring semester, Greek 101, and Coastal Greek Day. By attending these events, potential members will be able to meet men in all of the organizations and eventually find the organization that is best for them. 

Contact Infonphccoastal@gmail.com

Alpha Psi Lambda

Alpha Psi Lambda Fraternity is a co-educational, Latino-based greek letter organization. Alpha Psi Lambda was established on February 11, 1985 at The Ohio State University and has grown to 33 Chapters and 9 Affiliate Chapters in 17 states with over 3,200 members. Alpha Psi Lambda believes in the concept of Familia to create a support network for our members while creating the real world experience of working with Men and Women. Similarly to NPHC organizations, Alpha Psi Lambda conducts an Intake process for aspiring members of the organization. Aspiring members are encouraged to follow Alpha Psi Lambda on social media and look for flyers around campus and at the Lib Jackson Student Union to learn when Alpha Psi Lambda will be hosting events, information sessions, and interest meetings. 

Things to Know
  • Students aspiring to be a member of Alpha Psi Lambda must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Additionally, students cannot join Alpha Psi Lambda during their first semester.
  • Students aspiring to be a member of Alpha Psi Lambda are encouraged to attend organization kick-off, Greek 101, and Coastal Greek Day. By attending these events, potential members will be able to meet men in all of the organizations and eventually find the organization that is best for them. 

Contact Info: greek@coastal.edu

Top 5 Ways to Show Interest in an NPHC Chapter and Alpha Psi Lambda
  1. Attend chapter sponsored programs and events.
  2. Attend an Interest Meeting or Informational for that Chapter.
  3. Get to know the members of the organization.
  4. Research information about the group you are interested in, suggested methods include National Headquarters Websites, personal conversations with members, or resources listed below.
  5. Show your own involvement on campus by getting involved in clubs, performing community service, taking on leadership roles, etc.