How to Join

Choosing the Right Fraternity or Sorority for You!

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Interested in learning more about the fraternity and sorority community at UTA? Use this page as a resource for everything you will need to know about joining our fraternity and sorority community!

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We encourage you to follow these steps.
  1. Explore Your Options

    Learn about our 25 fraternities and sororities. Each fraternity and sorority offers a unique set of foundational values, philanthropic and service activities, and personal development experiences, and exploring your options allows you to begin identifying what organizations are congruent with your values, and meet your motivating factors to join a fraternity or sorority at UTA.

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  2. Attend Events and Ask Questions

    Attend organization or office events like F&SL Open House, Activity Fair Day, or F&SL Interest Sessions. You can also connect with members through social media and in your classes.

    The importance of asking questions during the recruitment process cannot be over emphasized. We encourage you to ask the fraternity/sorority you are interested in joining questions about academic, time, and financial requirements.

  3. Consider the Financial and Time Commitment

    Each fraternity and sorority has financial expectations for membership. Fraternity/sorority membership fees or dues provide chapters their operating budgets to fund all chapter activities and pay for all essential chapter needs. As a member you are expected to pay membership dues/fees to remain active within the organization.

    Each fraternity and sorority also has different time commitment expectations for membership. This may appear as expectations to attend weekly meetings, participate in a minimum number of service hours each semester, or actively engage in one additional student organization. As a member you are expect to actively engage in some level to remain active within the organization.

    We encourage you to engage in conversations with organizations you are interested in to ensure the cost of membership will be manageable for you and that the time commitments will work with your academic requirements and other personal/professional priorities.

  4. Apply to Join

Each fraternity and sorority has their own application process by which you will apply for membership. Some organizations may have a formal process with an application and interview, while others accept your attendance at their recruitment events as your application of membership.

As you engage with organizations, make sure to ask about what their steps to join are so you are aware of any deadlines or information you may need to submit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question you need answered? Check out our FAQ to see if we've answered it. Otherwise fill out our interest form and we will connect you with our student leaders and/or staff members who can...

HOW RECRUITMENT WORKS

Joining a fraternity or sorority is a mutual selection process between students and fraternity/sorority organizations. What this means is that as you are exploring which organization is the best fit for you, organizations are examining what students are a good fit for their fraternity/sorority. We challenge you to keep an open mind and consider more than one option to ensure that you are finding the best fit.

Invitation to Join

 
Students who choose to participate in recruitment activities are under no obligations to join any organization. At the end of the recruitment period, the fraternity or sorority will extend an invitation to join (bid) written or verbally to students. If a student accepts the invitation to join, they are then considered a new member of the fraternity/sorority.

Requirements to Join

enrollment

You must be an enrolled UTA student at the time of joining. Some fraternities or sororities may require that you are enrolled in a certain number of hours, have earned a number of hours, or that you hold a minimum grade point average. As you are exploring organizations, ask about academic requirements.

Interest Session

You must attend a F&SL Interest Session hosted by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.

training

You must complete F&SL Potential New Member Risk Management Course through Canvas before you can join. Keep in mind that these modules have a time commitment of approximately 2.5 hours, however you do not need to complete the module in one sitting as you can start and save your progress to return to at a later time.

Specific Requirements

You must meet the requirements of the fraternity/sorority you wish to join.