Are you considering joining Greek Life here at Eastern Michigan University? Well, if you are, there are a couple things you should know! Greek Life here at EMU is different than Greek Life you will find anywhere else. Here are a few things you should know about joining a sorority or fraternity here at EMU.
There are 8 sororities that are involved in College Panhellenic Council (CPC). These sororities participate in structured recruitment…which is happening this week starting September 14!
- Alpha Sigma Tau
- Alpha Xi Delta
- Alpha Gamma Delta
- Delta Zeta
- Sigma Kappa
- Sigma Nu Phi
- Sigma Delta Tau
- Sigma Sigma Sigma
There are 9 fraternities that are involved in Interfraternity Council (IFC). If you are interested in joining a IFC fraternity, you can find informal recruitment events on the organizations EagleSync page.
- Alpha Kappa Lambda
- Alpha Sigma Phi
- Delta Sigma Phi
- Delta Tau Delta
- Phi Sigma Phi
- Phi Sigma Kappa
- Sigma Nu
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Theta Chi
There are 9 active National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations on campus. The process of recruitment for these organizations is slightly different and potential new members will participate in a process called intake. You can find informal recruitment events on the organizations EagleSync page.
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
There are 3 Multicultural Greek Council organizations on campus at EMU. They will hold their own recruitment events and membership requirements.
- Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
- Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
- Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Eastern Michigan University’s Greek Life is also different because we have a strict no hazing policy. CPC and IFC also organize an Anti-Hazing week every year that is a campus wide event. This year, Anti-Hazing Week is September 18-22 across campus. There will be a bake sale and lobby tables taking place next week!
Basically, if you have the slightest interest in going Greek, you should give it a try. There are a lot of benefits to be Greek. You form connections with those in the Greek community here are EMU, but also with those who are in other Greek communities as well. You also have connections automatically with those who are alumni of your organization. You become a member of a support system and gain leadership skills and experience. I joined Greek Life for many reasons and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my years here at EMU.
Hailey Hunter is a senior majoring in public relations and minoring in communications and general business. She is very passionate about Greek Life and hopes to someday work in event planning.