Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet new friends, explore your interests and develop professional skills. If you are looking for a way to get involved this semester and beyond, consider joining a fraternity or sorority. These organizations can transform your college journey and make your college experience more memorable.
Find the chapter that is a good fit for you
CU Boulder recognizes nearly 30 fraternity and sorority organizations, which means there are various opportunities for you to find your home. Each of those organizations are housed in one of the university’s four fraternity and sorority councils:
While the members of each chapter may share similar interests, each person brings their own life experiences that contribute to the chapter’s values.
Experience the best of fraternity and sorority life
Joining a fraternity or sorority can help you build ongoing connections, stay focused on school, find leadership and career opportunities, and give back to your campus and Boulder community.
Prepare for fall recruitment
CUIFC fraternities and Panhellenic sororities host fall recruitment at the start of every academic year. You can register for either now:
Fraternity recruitment begins with the CUIFC Convocation on Aug. 31. After that kickoff, chapters host a series of open houses, giving potential new members the opportunity to meet with each organization. Chapters will then host invite-only events where students interested in joining a chapter can talk more with current members. CUIFC recruitment culminates with Bid Day, when all chapters distribute invitations to join.
Panhellenic recruitment kicks off on Aug. 30 with the Potential New Member Orientation. In the four days following, students who are interested in joining a sorority get to know members in each chapter through four rounds of meetings.
At the end of each round, chapters will select the potential members they would like to invite back, and potential members prioritize which organizations they would like to visit again. This mutual selection process allows chapters and potential members to find their best fit. Potential new members are officially invited to their chapter on the final day–Bid Day.
If a culturally-based organization feels like a better fit for you, know that MGC and NPHC intake new members all year round. Fill out the following interest forms if you would like to learn more about those councils or join a chapter.
As you get to know the different chapters, here are some questions you could ask to see if you share similar values, interests and goals:
Learn the benefits of joining a university-affiliated fraternity
Fraternity & Sorority Life’s affiliation process helps ensure that students are joining university recognized organizations that offer safe fraternity experiences, provide well-established programs and resources, and are officially connected to the university.
The 10 CUIFC fraternities that are affiliated with CU Boulder enjoy benefits such as social and philanthropic events with sororities, the ability to participate in Homecoming and Greek Week, and ongoing advising, education and resources on various topics such as:
To become a university-affiliated fraternity, chapters must sign a Recognized Social Greek Organizations (RSGO) agreement that includes provisions to follow all university policies. The agreements also outline certain conditions aimed at increasing safety, accountability and student success.
CU Boulder is welcoming an 11th fraternity as a university-affiliated organization this fall. The fraternity Triangle signed a RSGO and will join CUIFC on Sept. 25. Triangle is open to students majoring in a STEM-related field, offering members a social experience with a focus on academic success. Students who are interested in joining Triangle can fill out the fraternity’s interest form.
Fraternities in the Boulder area that have not signed a RSGO agreement are not currently affiliated with CU Boulder. Learn more about the experiences and benefits of joining a university-affiliated fraternity on the FSL website.