Students interested in participating in recruitment must be enrolled full-time (as an undergraduate or graduate student) at Southeastern Louisiana University. We also recommend students have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 to be as successful as possible in recruitment and intake processes. Please note that each chapter may have higher GPA or collegiate hours earned requirements for membership and officers are required to maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative to serve in their positions each semester.
- Membership Intake: Membership intake is the membership selection process conducted by Southeastern's
historically Black Greek-Lettered organizations, which are members of the National
Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Membership selection for NPHC groups is an individualized
process that is different for each organization. Chapters individually choose the
time when they will take new members. This process, known as intake, generally begins
with an interest meeting followed by a period of membership education. The membership
process culminates with initiation and a new member presentation or "probate," in
which the organization's new members are revealed to the community.
- Fraternities and sororities at Southeastern that utilize a membership intake process are: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta.
- Membership Recruitment: Membership recruitment is the membership selection process conducted by the Collegiate
Panhellenic Council (CPC) and Interfraternity Council (IFC). This process is typically
"formal" or structured during the fall semester and less formal/structured in the
spring semester. The councils, CPC and IFC, determine the timeline by which member
organizations may recruit new members into their organizations. New members are offered
bids on what is typically called "Bid Day" during the fall semester and then participate
in their new member process leading into initiation. During the spring semester, chapters
recruit on a rolling basis until they reach their ideal or required chapter total.
- Fraternities and sororities at Southeastern that utilize a membership recruitment process are: Alpha Omicron Pi (CPC), Alpha Sigma Tau (CPC), Delta Tau Delta (IFC), Kappa Sigma (IFC), Phi Mu (CPC), Sigma Sigma Sigma (CPC), Sigma Tau Gamma (IFC), Tau Kappa Epsilon (IFC), Theta Chi (IFC), and Theta Phi Alpha (CPC).
For more specific information, explore the individual recruitment sites of the three councils listed below.