How to Join
Why Be Greek?
Did you know?
- 80% of Fortune 500 executives are members of Greek organizations
- Over 75% of the U.S. Supreme Court are Greek
- All but eight U.S. Presidents have been fraternity men since 1825 when the first social fraternity was founded.
- Today, 76% of all U.S. Congressmen and Senators are Greek.
- Since 1900, two-thirds of members of Presidential Cabinets have been Greek members
- Of the nations 50 largest corporations, 43 are led by fraternity men and sorority women.
- Greeks raise over $7 million for charity every year
- A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/ sorority graduate,
- while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.
- Students who join Greek organizations are more likely to return to school the following year
- 850,000 hours are annually volunteered by Greeks across the country
Becoming part of the Greek community is both an honor and an obligation. The honor lies in becoming part of a strong tradition of excellence. The obligation lies in working diligently to meet the ideals and principles that serve as the basis of the Greek community and to hold yourself and your members accountable for constantly striving to improve the community of which they are a part.
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.
College Panhellenic Council
Registration is open now for Spring Informal Recruitment. If you have any questions, please contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office at 843-349-2336.
To register, complete the Sorority Recruitment Form.
Things to Know
College Panhellenic Council HIGHLY recommends a 2.5 GPA to go through recruitment but many chapters have a higher GPA requirement in place through their national organizaiton.
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.
To find out more information about College Panhellenic Council, go to their website: https://www.ccupanhellenic.com/
Registration is open now for Spring Informal Recruitment. If you have any quesitons, please contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office at 843-349-2336.
To register, complete the Fraternity Recruitment Form.
Things to Know
Interfraternity Council REQUIRES a 2.7 GPA to go through recruitment but some chapter have a higher GPA requirement in place through their national organization.
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.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Intake is the membership selection process conducted by historically African American and Multicultural Greek-letter organizations, which are governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Each chapter usually holds their membership intake process later in the academic year, as NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically, but not always, do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 credit hours with a minimum GPA requirement set by each chapter and each have a service hour requirement. NPHC chapters embrace a lifetime commitment philosophy and aim to assure the continuance of academic achievement, political awareness, and community service.
Top 5 Ways to Show Interest in an NPHC Chapter
- Attend chapter sponsored programs and events.
- Attend an Interest Meeting or Informational for that Chapter.
- Get to know the members of the organization.
- Research information about the group you are interested in, suggested methods include National Headquarters Websites, personal conversations with members, or resources listed below.
- Show your own involvement on campus by getting involved in clubs, performing community service, taking on leadership roles, etc.