How to Join

Each governing council has a different structure for bringing new members into organizations. Once an individual is selected/invited to join, all groups have an education/orientation period for new members to familiarize themselves with the organization and members prior to initiation. While sometimes termed "New Member" period, this is not to be confused with hazing, which is illegal and against the values of brotherhood and sisterhood. If you think you are being hazed or need more information about anti-hazing efforts, review theHazing Policyor contact the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at (717) 477-1848. In addition, please review theGuidelines for joining a fraternity or sororityfor more information.



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How to Join

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Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)


Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) fraternities participate in Rush, which is typically held in the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters every year. During two weeks of events, prospective brothers have the opportunity to meet the members of the different organizations, and then are invited to the final nights of Rush leading up to the extension of Bids. Men then are ablechoose which organization to join based on individual best fit.


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Women's Panhellenic Council (WPC)


Women's Panhellenic Council (WPC)sororities have a week of recruitment in the Fall & Spring each year. This week includesvarious fun & excitingevents for potential sisters to meet members from all ofthe sororities on campus. Each event is an opportunityfor potential new members (PNM's) to ask questionsand experience what each organization has to offer.Thereis a mutual selection process culminating in what istermedBid Day. For more information, please contact the Women's Panhellenic Council Executive Board by emailinggreek@ship.edu.


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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) sororities and fraternities decide individually when they are going to have a Membership Intake Process (or “Intake”), and will then hold an information/interest session and select candidates from those interested individuals. The best way to find out about Intake is to attend the programs of the fraternities or sororities you are interested in, and let the members know that you would like to know more about joining. More information regarding events held by these organizations can be addressed with theMulticultural Student Affairs Officeat (717) 477-1616.

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Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

The process to join a Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) organization varies by the fraternity or sorority involved, although usually these groups hold intake like the NPHC groups as described above. To learn more about joining an MGC organization, attend their educational programs, interest meetings, or Meet the Greeks events.More information regarding events held by these organizations can be addressed with theMulticultural Student Affairs Officeat (717) 477-1616.





This Week


4.23.16

Ship Shape Day - 9:00am-12:00pm

4.26.16

Women's Panhellenic Council Meeting - 4:00pm (execs 3:30) - CUB 239

4.28.16

Inter-Fraternity Council Meeting - 5:00pm (execs 4pm) - CUB 238














 









Contact Information

Emilee Danielson-Burke
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
EADanielson@ship.edu 

Richard Lamp
Graduate Assistant
Greek@ship.edu

Traci Moyer 
Student Worker 

CUB 236
Phone: 717-477-1848
Fax: 717-477-4098 

 

 

 

Faculty member of the Month

WPC: Professor Schwilk 

IFC: Emilee Danielson 

Scholar of the Month

WPC: Tabitha Poore, Alpha Sigma Tau

IFC: Eric Wichens, Phi Delta Theta

Congratulations

Alpha Phi was named as a qualifier for the Order of the Lamp award at their Leadership Conference!

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