How to Join
To be eligible to join a fraternity or sorority affiliated with the University, students must be enrolled full time (at least 12 hours), in good standing with the University, and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. High school GPAs will be used to determine the eligibility of first semester freshmen.
If you have any questions about the recruitment or membership intake process for organizations under the Panhellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council or our Special Interest Groups, call the Office of Student & Family Engagement at 423-425-2321.
If you have any questions about the membership intake process for organizations in the National Pan-Hellenic Council, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 423-425-5648.
Recruitment Update as of July 14, 2020:
Updated information about the format for the 2020 Panhellenic Recruitment Process has been added below. We are still working to finalize details for the other councils and will release that information as soon as we can. These processes for all councils will look different due to COVID-19.
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Due to the current circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus in Hamilton County and the State of Tennessee, UTC Panhellenic Council has decided to move recruitment to a fully structured virtual format. All rounds will be held ONLINE using Canvas and Zoom. Participants will not be required to move into the residence halls early this year since recruitment week will start after all students have moved on campus.
Recruitment formally begins on Sunday, August 16. An outline of the recruitment schedule has been provided below.
Round 1: Open House (online via Canvas)
- The course will open on Sunday, August 16 at 8am and close on Tuesday, August 18 at 5pm.
Round 2: Combination of Sisterhood & Philanthropy (online via Zoom)
- Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21 (times will vary depending on the participant's schedule)
Round 3: Preference (online via Zoom)
- Saturday, August 22 (times will vary depending on the participant's schedule)
Round 4: Bid Day (online via Zoom)**
- Sunday, August 23 (time TBD)
If you would like to register for the 2020 Panhellenic Recruitment, please click the button below. There is a fee required for registration - $50. This registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and must be paid online via credit card.
Once registration closes, staff from the Office of Student and Family Engagement will
review your materials to confirm your eligibility for recruitment. To be eligible
to join a fraternity or sorority at UTC, you must be enrolled full time (12 hours
or more), in good academic and conduct standing with the University, and have at least
a 2.5 GPA. High school GPAs are used to determine the eligibility of first-semester
freshmen. If you meet these requirements, you will receive an email confirming your
eligibility in August along with additional details about the first round of recruitment.
Registration will close on Monday, August 10 at 5:00pm EST.
To learn more about the Panhellenic community at UTC, please visit the UTC Panhellenic Association website.
Questions? Contact Jessica Coco, VP of Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fraternities in our Interfraternity Council (IFC) hold formal recruitment in September. If you would like to learn more, please click the button below and complete the IFC Recruitment Interest Form.
Questions? Contact Alex Spraker, VP of Recruitment, at email@example.com.
If you are interested in joining any of our NPHC organizations, you are encouraged to reach out to the organization presidents for more information. To find a listing of our NPHC chapters, please visit our Chapter Listing.
Each of our special interest group organizations host unique recruitment events and typically recruit each semester. Reach out to the organization presidents if you would like to learn more about becoming a member. To find a listing of our Special Interest Group chapters, visit our Chapter Listing.