Samford Greek Life is a purposeful, faithful and real community. Greek membership at Samford means you will take a lifelong oath to care about one another and the world around you. Choosing to join a fraternity or sorority will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council makes up five chapters, Alpha Tau Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi, and Sigma Nu. All five chapters participate in formal recruitment week held in September.
  • Registration opens June 1 and closes September 12
  • $40 Fee - June 1 - September 12
  • Info Session September 10 at 10 a.m. in Harry’s Coffee House
  • Recruitment September 14-17
  • Bid Day September 18 at 6 p.m. on the Quad

Register for Recruitment

IFC has three phases of recruitment

  • Summer Recruitment (optional, but encouraged if within driving distance)
  • Pre-Recruitment (First day of classes - September 13)
  • Formal Recruitment Week (September 14-17)

Formal Recruitment Week 

  • Opening Night - five 30-minute rounds (visit all 5 chapters)
  • Alumni Night - five 30-minute rounds (4 invited chapters only)
  • Brothers Night In - three 50-minute rounds (max 3 invited chapters only)
  • Brothers Night Out - one-hour rounds off campus (max 2 invited chapters only)

Bid Day

Bids for membership cannot be extended until September 18. Any other form of membership invitation will take place after formal recruitment week. 

  • Pledge classes meet at 5:30 p.m. in Harry’s Coffee House
  • Chapter presentations at 6 p.m.

Finances

See the finances page to learn more details about the cost of each IFC chapter.

FAQs

College Panhellenic

College Panhellenic sororities consists of Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Tri Delta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
  • Registration opens June 1 and closes September 3
  • $75 Fee - June 1 - 30
  • $100 - July 1 - September 3
  • Sorority 101 September 2, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
  • Recruitment September 8 - 12
  • Bid Day September 13

Register for Recruitment

Primary Recruitment

  • Philanthropy Round - 30-minute parties (visit all chapters)
  • Sisterhood Round - 40-minute parties (visit 1-4 chapters)
  • Preference Round - 50-minute parties (visit 1-2 chapters)

Bid Day

  • Meet in Seibert Gym (potential new members only)
  • Open Bid Cards
  • Bid Day Celebration on the Quad (Family and friends are welcome)

Finances

See the finances page to learn more details about the cost of each Panhellenic chapter.

Recommendation Letters

 A recommendation letter from an alumna or initiated member is also known as a "rec letter". While it is not required to have a rec letter for recruitment, if you are interested in submitting rec letters, one letter per chapter is ideal. More than two rec letters per chapter is excessive. You do not have to have a recommendation letter to receive a bid to membership.

FAQs 

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Currently, three NPHC chapters, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., participate in membership intake. Intake is a process delaying membership until a collegiate GPA is established. The individual requirements for participation in intake/to join are different for each chapter, but you can expect these generalities:

  • Must have 12 - 24 Samford credit hours.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Need several recommendation letters. The chapters will provide specific information.
  • Need to demonstrate community service.
  • Need to illustrate campus involvement.

See the finances page to learn more details about the cost of each NPHC chapter.

National Pan-Hellenic Council Membership Guide

STEP 1: Greek Speak

The purpose of Greek Speak is to give students information about the various groups, membership requirements, and benefits of joining Greek Life at Samford.. Greek Speak is also an opportunity for the Office of Greek Life to discuss important information about Hazing guidelines, the challenges of joining a Greek-letter organization, and the various guidelines specific to joining an organization at Samford.

STEP 2: Research

We encourage students to research each organization in order to discern which chapter is a best fit for you. You can do this by comparing national websites and chapter websites. Attending Greek Speak in the Fall. You can attend programs of chapters to gauge comfort zone with different chapters.

STEP 3: Interest Meetings

Attend interest meetings of the organization that you have serious interest in. In order to determine which organization you are interested in, we encourage students to research each organization in order to discern which chapter is a best fit for you. Please note that some organizations may take your attendance at an interest meeting as an indicator of a set decision for membership intake.

How do I learn about an interest meeting?

  • Each chapter advertises via flyer on campus, so watch for posting on bulletin boards around campus if you plan to attend an interesting meeting.

STEP 4: Membership Intake

Each organization takes individuals through a membership intake process. The process is comprised of an interest meeting/group or gush and a formal application process General Requirements:

  • Must have 12 - 24 Samford credit hours.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Need several recommendation letters. The chapters will provide specific information.
  • Need to demonstrate community service.
  • Need to illustrate campus involvement.

NPHC website

Multicultural Sorority

Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. holds informal recruitment events during each Fall and Spring semester. Delta Xi Phi seeks college women who are interested in cultivating a diverse environment on campus and promoting multiculturalism. The sorority hopes to help shape women in achieving high academic standards and benefiting their community through service. The sorority also strives to create lasting bonds of sisterhood and friendship within the Omega chapter, other chapters of Delta Xi Phi, and with other women on campus.

Qualifications to Join:

  • Possessing a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Maintaining full-time status as a Samford student
  • Having a genuine interest in multiculturalism
  • Attend 1 information night and 2 recruitment events

After recruitment week, invitations to formally join the sorority will be extended. There is a 6-8 week associate member process with initiation to full-member status occurring at the end of the semester.

Finances

Delta Xi Phi operates from chapter member dues. All events and service projects are funded through semester financial resources. See the finances page to learn more details about the cost of Delta Xi Phi.