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Recruitment & Intake Information

You may hear the words "recruitment", "intake", or "rush" when you want to join a fraternity or sorority at CC. It simply means the type of recruitment process that each organization uses. After you are chosen by an organization during the intake process, you will go through a new member program that is specific to each fraternity and sorority. After that process, you can be initiated as a brother or sister of your organization. Joining a fraternity or sorority not only cultivates life-long friendships through social interaction and a "family" away from home, but also instills high standards and a sense of value to the lives our students lead. 

Greek organization membership is a privilege but it is also a responsibility.

Members must always strive to represent the values of their chapter and their national organization. Since 1908, hundreds of men and women have made the commitment to experience Greek life at CC. These members provide an extensive network which is an advantage when seeking internships and jobs. Alumni organizations provide mentors for young members and enable members to continue to connect with sisters and brothers no matter where in the world you go after college.

It is our hope that you take the time to research all that our fraternities and sororities have to offer. Remember that this is a lifetime commitment and not just an experience you will have for your undergraduate days here at Colorado College. We hope to see you at our Greek Life and chapter sponsored events and look forward to seeing you as a member in the immediate future.

Panhellenic Association (PHA) Sorority recruitment

Panhellenic Association (PHA) Sorority recruitment is a formal process for prospective sorority members to meet women of the 3 Panhellenic Association chapters at Colorado College as well as learn what it means to be a member of the Panhellenic Association and CC Greek community. This is the time to learn about the principles, standards, traditions, and programming of each individual sorority.

Recruitment is a mutual selection process that takes place over a period of several days. Formal recruitment occurs during each fall. Some chapters may also recruit after the formal recruitment period during a period called Continuous Open Bidding (COB) or informal recruitment (which takes place after formal recruitment or during the spring semester). The process during informal recruitment varies from chapter to chapter.

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Fraternity recruitment

Interfraternity Council (IFC) recruitment week occurs at the completion of sorority recruitment.  Formal recruitment processes varies amongst the 3 IFC chapters at Colordao College and it is a mutual selection process that takes place over a period of several days. Some chapters may also recruit after the formal recruitment period during a period called Continuous Open Bidding (COB) or informal recruitment (which takes place after formal recruitment or during the spring semester).

Get More Information

Learn more about the Greek Chapters during Campus Activities Night or during RUSH. Dates will be posted soon! 

Are there any requirements?

Membership in a fraternity and sorority chapter is limited to any student who is currently or continuously enrolled with the college. Certain councils and chapters requirements must also be satisfied and will be shared during the recruitment sign up process.

What should I ask when learning about the fraternity or sorority I want to join?

Joining a fraternity or sorority requires making an educated decision about the organization of which you will be a life-long member. Please utilize both local chapter and national websites, as well as asking the following seven questions to the current members:

  • How will this fraternity or sorority benefit me?
  • What is the fraternity or sorority looking for in an ideal member?
  • What leadership opportunities are available for me?
  • Do you perform community service and am I required to do it?
  • How long is the new member program and what is the time requirement?
  • What is the fraternity or sorority's greatest accomplishments?
  • How much will it cost?