Thinking about joining a Greek organization on campus? Check out our list of top questions below to better understand what being Greek means and how to join!

Council Organization
Interfraternity Council (IFC) - Summer, Fall, Spring Recruitment
Panhellenic Council (PC) - Fall Formal Recruitment, Spring Informal Recruitment*
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) - Each organization holds their own process during the academic year.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) - Each organization holds their own process during the academic year.
Visit Fraternity and Sorority Life in GC 2240 to learn more about each organization.

*Not all Panhellenic Council chapters participate in Spring Informal Recruitment.

If you want to learn more from our Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisors and/or Council leaders we collaboratively host information sessions on joining our organizations! Please follow us on Instagram (@FIUFSL) to be aware of when these sessions will be held. We offer a few of these sessions a semester to keep interested men and women engaged of opportunities to join and expectations of member from our Greek Community, Councils, Advisors, Chapters, and the University overall.

We offer the following sessions:

  • Fraternity 101
  • NPHC 101
  • MGC 101
  • Panhellenic Informational Socials

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Are the Benefits of Being Greek?
    Being a member of a Greek organization at FIU provides personal and professional development, as well as a social network that extends past your undergraduate years. Philanthropy, service, academics, leadership, and networking are all benefits of being a member of fun and dynamic organizations. The ability to connect with others past their university community, to a regional, national, or international arena, also provides great opportunities for the future.
  • What Are the Specific Requirements to Join a Fraternity or Sorority?
    Fraternity and Sorority Life at FIU requires all of its members to maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.5. Additionally, many individual chapters hold their members to a higher academic standard. You must also be enrolled in 9 credits (6 for grad students) to maintain an active status with our office.
  • What Are Recruitment/Intake GPA/Credit Requirements?
    • For the Interfraternity Council (IFC), potential new members must have a 2.5 FIU (9 or more credits) or Transfer GPA or a 2.75 High school GPA.
    • For the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), potential members must have a 2.5 FIU, Transfer, or High School GPA.
    • For the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), potential members must have a 2.5 FIU, Transfer, or High School GPA.
    • For the Panhellenic Council (PC), potential new members must have a 2.75 FIU (9 or more credits) or Transfer GPA or a 3.0 High school GPA.
  • How Do You Join a Fraternity or Sorority at FIU?
    Each council (IFC, MGC, NPHC, PC) and individual organization has different policies and procedures for recruitment or membership intake.
  • How Do I Know What Fraternity or Sorority is Right for Me?
    The Greek Community at FIU has diverse group of students and organizations. In choosing what organization best fits your values and goals, you should starts by knowing your own. It is best to make a list of the benefits you are looking for in an organization. Utilize the local, as well as the national/international websites as a guide. Make sure to review the open motto or sayings, the philanthropy or service involvement, the leadership development opportunities, and the academic requirements and assistance.
  • Is There a Cost Associated with Joining a Fraternity or Sorority?
    Each individual fraternity or sorority does have a cost associated with membership. While each organization cost differs, dues typically include insurance, national/international dues, normal operating expenses, and programming. Additionally, during your first semester, there are usually initiation fees that range from $150 - $700, but typically lessen after your initiation. Usually, each person is responsible for purchasing the additional tee-shirts, date-dashes, formals, and other incidentals. Payment plans are usually available and we suggest you research the costs for each organization.
  • How Can I Contact a Specific Greek Organization?
    Email the respective organizations presidents by clicking on the council links.
  • Do You Allow Hazing at FIU?
    FIU, in conjunction with Fraternity and Sorority Life, as well as each fraternity and sorority, has a zero-tolerance hazing policy. Hazing is not condoned or allowed by any of our members or a student organization, which includes organizations that are not socially recognized fraternities and sororities. For more information about the Chad Meredith Act please visit the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution website.

Jelke Leadership Initiative

The Jelke Leadership Initiative (JLI) is a benefit of being a member of the sorority & fraternity community at FIU. The JLI is possible by the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Jelke, alumni of Florida International University and proud Panthers.

The Jelke Leadership Initiative is composed of a few key programs, and a leadership scholarship to support those individuals who have shown growth in the area of leadership to their organization, FIU, as well as scholastic success. The fraternity and sorority programs that benefit from this generous gift are:

  • FIU Greeks 101 : New Member Workshop
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Greek Leadership Summit
  • Campus-based Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute


Fraternity & Sorority Life
Student Life and Development Office
Florida International University
MMC, GC 2240
Miami, FL 33199

Fax 305-348-3823

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (ET)

FSL Staff

Lamar James
Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life