How to Become a Member

Fraternity and sorority chapters take members in throughout the year. Recruitment and intake is a time for freshman and upperclassmen to investigate the fraternity and sorority community. Getting involved is a great way to explore the myriad of exciting opportunities that abound in fraternities and sororoties and an awesome way to make new friends.

 

For information about respective Mercer chapters, click on the council tabs on the left-hand side underneath Fraternity and Sorority Programs. 


Here you will find information to help guide you through Mercer's recruitment and intake process. Read here and throughout the website on what Mercer's fraternity and sorority programs are all about. The Fraternity and Sorority Life Booklet is a great introduction to what you can expect from fraternity and sorority membership in college and beyond.
 
If becoming a member of an organization that will not only become a major part of your college years but the rest of your life interests you, check out recruitment or intake. 

Minimum GPA Expectations

All students pursuing membership in a fraternity or sorority at Mercer must have a minimum high school, semester, or cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. 

New Member 101

Students who are interested in joining a National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) or Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) organization, or have accepted an invitation/bid to join an Interfraternity Council (IFC) or Panhellenic organization are required to attend a mandatory New Member 101 education session. The Office of Campus Life will track student attendance and share this information with chapters. Students who have not attended a session (within the last two years) will not be cleared to participate in Intake/New Member Education.

Panhellenic Chapters Instagram: Mercerpanstagram

Alpha Delta Pi (Instagram: Merceradpi)

Alpha Gamma Delta (Instagram: Merceralphagam)

Chi Omega (Instagram: Mercerchiomega)

Phi Mu (Instagram: Phimu_mercer)

Panhellenic organizations limit their membership to female students at Mercer University. Students are eligible for membership beginning their first semester of enrollment. These organizations participate in Panhellenic Recruitment, a series of on campus events hosted by each Panhellenic sorority that allows potential and current members to interact and get to know one another before bids are offered. At Mercer, Panhellenic Recruitment occurs at the beginning of the Fall semester. Sometimes, however, there are opportunities to join a Panhellenic sorority in the spring semester if the organizations are able to welcome in new members for that semester. Questions about specific organization requirements should be directed to the organization as each has their own minimum requirements outside of University requirements.

Fall 2020 Recruitment dates and locations to be determined. 

Estimated Costs

New member fee: $40-$80

Initiation fee: $130-$335

Badge fee: $50-$130

Fall semester dues: $200-$250

Spring semester dues: $200-$320

Additional/optional: $80-$200

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment Council Instagram: Mercerifc

Alpha Tau Omega (Instagram: Mercerato)

Kappa Alpha Order (Instagram: Mercer_kappa_alpha_order) 

Kappa Sigma (Instagram: Mercerkappasigma)

Lambda Chi Alpha (Instagram: Lambachi_zetaomega)

Phi Delta Theta (Instagram: Phideltmercer)

Pi Kappa Phi (Instagram: Pikappaphi_mu)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Instagram: Mercersae1870)

Sigma Nu (Instagram: Sigmanumercer)

IFC Fraternities limit their membership to male students at Mercer. Students are eligible for membership beginning their first semester of enrollment. These organizations participate in IFC Recruitment, a series of social events and gatherings hosted by each IFC fraternity that allows potential and current members to interact and get to know one another before bids are offered. Questions about specific organization requirements should be directed to the organization as each has their own minimum requirements outside of University requirements.

Fall 2020's IFC Recruitment Week is to be determined. 

Estimated Costs

New member fee: $90-$200

Initiation fee: $150-$335

Fall semester dues: $300-$400

Spring semester dues: $300-$400

Additional/optional: $100-$300

Multicultural Greek Council Recruitment

Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Instagram: Musigsigrho)

Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Instagram: depsi@alphamu)

MGC chapters will host respective fraternity and sorority rush weeks at the beginning of each semester where prospective members can attend events to meet with current members of these chapters. 

Rush Week dates and locations will be posted here. 

Estimated Costs

Semester dues: $180-210

Additional fees: $50-$75

National Pan-Hellenic Council Intake

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Instagram: Iotaetaivies_1908)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Instagram: Mercerzetas)

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Instagram: Thetapi1976)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

NPHC organizations limit their membership to students at Mercer. NPHC organizations host Information and Interest Meetings where they discuss their chapter’s history, philanthropy and requirements to become a member. Students who apply and are accepted for membership would then participate in Membership Intake, the process of educating and initiating new members into an individual chapter.

Each organization selects if and when they will host an interest meeting or intake. These meetings could happen in the fall semester, spring semester or both, based on the needs of the chapter. Most organizations require sophomore status for membership, but some are open to second semester freshmen. Questions about specific organization requirements should be directed to the organization as each has their own minimum requirements outside of University requirements.

Intake schedules for every chapter will be posted here. 

Estimated Costs

New member fee: $750-$1,600

Fall semester dues: $50-$200

Spring semester dues: $50-$200