Reasons to Join a Greek-lettered Organization

Congratulations on making the decision to learn about the joining process for Elon’s 25 fraternity/sorority chapters! Your years at Elon will include many exciting learning experiences, one of which may include becoming a member of a Greek-lettered organization. The fraternity and sorority community at Elon has enhanced the lives of thousands of men and women. Fraternity and sorority life can add many valuable dimensions to your college experience.

The fraternity/sorority experience will provide students various opportunities for development in the five value areas of the community:

  • Intellectual Development: sororities and fraternities will hold education, academic performance, and intellectual development of members as the highest priority
  • Effective Leadership: sororities and fraternities will promote opportunities for leadership development through active participation and peer accountability
  • Responsible Citizenship: sororities and fraternities will actively contribute in the community through service, philanthropy, and other activities designed to expand one’s viewpoints
  • Inclusive Environments: sororities and fraternities will promote the exploration of personal identities and create an environment that celebrates diverse perspectives where all people feel respected, appreciated, and included
  • Values / Ethics Integration: sororities and fraternities will integrate their values, missions, and standards throughout their collegiate chapter operations, while maintaining connectedness with alumni and the greater University community through mentoring and advising

Eligibility Requirements

Elon University has a deferred joining policy for students interested in social fraternities or sororities. To be eligible to participate in recruitment/intake activities, students must:

  1. Be enrolled as a full-time student
  2. Have earned at least 12 credits at Elon University or transferred to Elon with a minimum of 12 credit hours from another college or university
  3. Be in good standing with the university (not on academic or disciplinary probation)
  4. Meet the minimum GPA requirements of the respective governing council and/or organization