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Welcome to Greek Affairs!

For over 50 years, Greek life has been a celebrated tradition at WKU. Our 34 fraternities and sororities give you the unique opportunity to become the best version of yourself while being surrounded with brothers or sisters who will be your lifelong friends. With events throughout the year, WKU Greeks is a great place to make some incredible college memories.  

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for WKU's fourteen social fraternities on campus. WKU's IFC seeks to provide an environment which enriches the campus and aids in the development of gentlemen and the Greek community. 

 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing body for WKU's nine Historically African American letter sororities and fraternities. It was formed as a permanent organization on May 30, 1930 on the campus of Howard University. 

The Panhellenic Council at Western Kentucky University is the governing body of the 9 National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus, as well as our local sorority, Sigma Alpha, and the service sorority, Omega Phi Alpha.

Fall 2021 Sorority Recruitment Registration

Fall 2021 Fraternity Recruitment Registration

 

Sorority Recruitment FAQ's

What will Sorority Recruitment look like?

  • Recruitment is schedule to be IN PERSON. If there is a change due to unforeseen circumstances, that will be communicated via this website and emailed to all potential new members who have registered.

HOUSING

Is there a charge to move in my residence hall early?

  • There is not an extra charge to move in early – this is something that we’ve communicated with Housing & Residence Life. 

 

When can I select an August 12th move-in date?

  • Once you have registered for Sorority Recruitment AND received your Fall 2021 class schedule, your recruitment application will be processed.  Applicaitions are processed every Tuesday and names are submitted to Housing & Residence Life so that they can code that person for an August 12th move-in date.  This takes approximately 24 hours from being sent from Greek Life t Housing, thus, those that had their applications processed should be able to select an August 12th move-in time slot the following Wednesday. 

GRADES/TRANSCRIPTS

Is there a GPA requirement to sign up for formal sorority recruitment?

  • To participate in sorority recruitment, you must be a regularly enrolled, full-time WKU student in good standing with at least a 2.5 high school unweighted GPA or a 2.5 college cumulative GPA (12 or more earned attempted). As you’re looking at your membership options, please keep in mind that some chapters may have higher GPA requirements for membership.

Do you use weighted or unweighted GPA’s for sorority recruitment?

  • We use unweighted GPA’s for sorority recruitment. We use the GPA listed in the WKU system software unless an updated transcript proves otherwise.

Do you have to submit a transcript to participate in sorority recruitment?

  • You do not have to submit your transcript, however, we highly encourage that you do submit your transcript.  This leaves zero doubt what your incoming GPA is.  Those who do not submit a transcript, we will use the grades in WKU’s Banner software system.

At what point do we use your college grades?

  • Once you have 12 or more graded college hours, we use your college grades.  You may still put your high school grades in the recruitment form, however, college grades are used starting at 12 or more graded college hours. This includes all grades from prior institutions, dual credit classes where you received college credit, etc.  We will use whatever WKU TopNet shows as your college GPA unless an updated transcript proves otherwise.

GPA Zones

Green Zone = Your options are not likely limited based on your GPA. (3.10+)

Yellow Zone = Your options are more likely to be limited by your GPA. (2.80 – 3.09)

Red Zone = Your options are very likely to be limited based on GPA. (2.79 and below)

 

OTHER PROGRAMS

As an incoming freshman, do I have to participate in M.A.S.T.E.R Plan in order to participate in formal sorority recruitment?

All incoming residential freshman must attend M.A.S.T.E.R Plan in order to participate in formal sorority recruitment.

Is Sorority Recruitment happening before M.A.S.T.E.R.Plan?

Sorority Recruitment will occur before M.A.S.T.E.R.Plan.  This will enable incoming freshman women to easily do both programs! 

Can someone participate in Honors H4 and sorority recruitment?

Yes, one can participate in both. 

MEALS

Will meal plans start for Sorority Recruitment?

  • Meal plans will not start until the start of M.A.S.T.E.R.Plan.  With that said, there are 4 meal options (5 meal option, 10 meal option, $100 Meal Plan Dollars, or $150 Meal Plan Dollars) that you can purchase through TopNet.  Instructions of how to purchase via TopNet will be added to the website soon.
    • Instructions will be added once this option is added via TopNet

MISCELLANEOUS

Is there a cost to go through sorority recruitment?

  • There is a cost of $55 – this pays for all administrative expenses during recruitment.  We keep the cost as low as possible and only to pay for expenses incurred through recruitment.

Do I need letters of recommendation?

  • Recommendation letters, while encouraged, are not required to participate in sorority recruitment. Please send to the individual chapter addresses (available in the Greek Recruitment Booklet) or mailed to:

Student Activities

Western Kentucky University

Attn: Sorority Name

1906 College Heights Blvd #11044

Bowling Green, KY 42101-1044

What is the deadline to sign up for formal sorority recruitment?

  • The deadline to register for 2021 Fall Sorority Recruitment is Friday, August 6th at NOON Central Time (12:00 PM CST). We need this deadline so the Greek office can effectively have time to communicate with Housing and Residence Life regarding move-in for potential new members.

Basic Recruitment Schedule:

    • Thursday, August 12th: Potential New Member (PNM) Move-In for Residential students
    • Thursday, August 12th:   PNM Orientation and Meet the Greeks
    • Friday, August 13th:  Go Greek Round
    • Saturday, August 14th: Getting To Know You Round
    • Sunday, August 15th:  Philanthropy Round
    • Monday, August 16th:  Preference Round
    • Tuesday, August 17th:  Bid Day 

Fraternity Recruitment FAQ's

What will Fraternity Recruitment look like?

  • Recruitment will be IN PERSON and is scheduled for the first week of school (August 23rd – 27th). 

GRADES/TRANSCRIPTS

Is there a GPA requirement to sign up for Fraternity Recruitment?

  • To participate in fraternity recruitment, you must be a regularly enrolled, full-time WKU student in good standing with at least a 2.5 high school unweighted GPA or a 2.5 college cumulative GPA (12 or more earned attempted). As you’re looking at your membership options, please keep in mind that some chapters may have higher GPA requirements for membership.

Do you use weighted or unweighted GPA’s for Fraternity Recruitment?

  • We use unweighted GPA’s for fraternity recruitment. We use the GPA listed in the WKU system software unless an updated transcript proves otherwise.

Do you have to submit a transcript to participate in Fraternity Recruitment?

  • You do not have to submit your transcript, however, we highly encourage that you do submit your transcript.  This leaves zero doubt what your incoming GPA is.  Those who do not submit a transcript, we will use the grades in WKU’s Banner software system.

At what point do we use your college grades?

  • Once you have 12 or more graded college hours, we use your college grades.  You may still put your high school grades in the recruitment form, however, college grades are used starting at 12 or more graded college hours. This includes all grades from prior institutions, dual credit classes where you received college credit, etc.  We will use whatever WKU TopNet shows as your college GPA unless an updated transcript proves otherwise.

MISCELLANEOUS

Is there a cost to go through Fraternity Recruitment?

  • There is no cost to participate in Fraternity Recruitment.  At the end of the week, there is a $25 bid signing fee, which pays for your Fraternity Bid Day shirt and other administrative costs.  We keep the cost as low as possible and only to pay for expenses incurred through recruitment.

How does recruitment work? 

  • WKU prides itself for having a very organized Fraternity Recruitment.  The Sunday before Recruitment Week (August 22nd), there is a Recruitment Orientation where we will go over the schedule, answer any questions, etc.  That same night, you will meet your Rho Alpha (Fraternity Recruitment Counselor) and also meet our chapters at “Meet the Greeks.”  On Monday and Tuesday of Recruitment Week, potential new members (PNM’s) will meet all of chapters at their houses/designated recruitment locations; Rho Alphas will lead PNM’s to each location.  On Wednesday, PNM’s may go wherever they like (we recommend going to no more than 5 houses).  Thursday night is Preference Night and is by invitation only.  Friday is Bid Day – PNM’s will pick up their bid(s) they receive and sign their bid card. 

What is the deadline to sign up for formal Fraternity Recruitment?

  • The deadline to register for 2021 Fall Fraternity Recruitment is Monday, August 23rd at NOON Central Time (12:00 PM CST).  It is highly recommended that you register well before this deadline as it gives chapters enough time to process your application and potentially contact you for events before Recruitment.

Basic Recruitment Schedule:

    • Sunday, August 22nd:                      Recruitment Orientation and Meet the Greeks
    • Monday, August 23rd:                     Rotation Rounds Night 1 (meet half of the chapters)
    • Tuesday, August 24th:                     Rotation Rounds Night 2 (meet half of the chapters)
    • Wednesday, August 25th:              Top 5 Night
    • Thursday, August 26th:                   Preference Night 
    • Friday, August 27th:                         Bid Day 

 


 

2021 Greek Handbook

Greek Handbook 2020

  

 


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 Last Modified 6/15/21