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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. 

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 6 Panhellenic 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 August 25- 30, 2022. Check back throughout the summer for updates regarding the recruitment process and the schedule. Panhellenic will provide more details to women who sign up as the date gets closer.

To sign up for Panhellenic sorority recruitment, follow this link: Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Sign-Up

Things to Know
  • You must be a full-time, fully matriculated Coastal Carolina University student in order to join a Greek organization.
  • 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 day, which will be held August 23,2022. This will be the first opportunity for potential members to meet members in all of the organizations and eventually find the organization that is the best fit 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 7 IFC Fraternities. IFC recruitment will be held September 11-16, 2022. 

To sign up for IFC fraternity recruitment, follow this link: IFC Fraternity Recruitment Sign-Up

Things to Know
  • You must be a full-time, fully matriculated Coastal Carolina University student in order to join a Greek organization.
  • 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 day, which will be held August 23,2022. This will be the first opportunity for potential members to meet members in all of the organizations and eventually find the organization that is the best fit 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 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. The Fall 2022 Convocation will be September 1, 2022 at 7pm in the Lib Jackson Student Union Theater. 

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 day, which will be held August 23,2022. This will be the first opportunity for interested students to meet members in all of the organizations and eventually find the organization that is the best fit for them
Process for showing interest
  1. Attend chapter sponsored programs and events.
  2. Get to know the members of the organization.
  3. Research information about the group you are interested in, suggested methods include National Headquarters Websites, personal conversations with members, and researching on the National Pan-Hellenic Council website.
  4. Show your own involvement on campus by getting involved in clubs, performing community service, taking on leadership roles, etc.
  5. Attend an Interest Meeting or Informational for that Chapter once you have decided on the one that you want to pursue.

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