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 fraternity 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.

Finances

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

Reach out to greeklife@samford.edu for more information on joining a fraternity this spring semester. Fall 2022 IFC Recruitment Schedule coming soon.

College Panhellenic

College Panhellenic sororities consists of Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Tri Delta, Phi Mu and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Reach out to greeklife@samford.edu for more information on joining a Panhellenic sorority this spring through Continuous Open Bidding (COB). Fall 2022 Primary Recruitment and Bid Day Schedule coming soon.

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.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Currently, two active NPHC organizations, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., participate in membership intake. Two NPHC organizations, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. have plans to re-establish their chapters this fall semester. 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:

  • 12 - 24 Samford credit hours required.
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher required.
  • Need several recommendation letters. The chapters will provide specific information.
  • Demonstrate community service.
  • 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. Greek Speak will take place on September 9. More information to come.

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 Interest Form NPHC website

Important 2022 Dates

NPHC Greek Speak September 7
Panhellenic Recruitment – September 13 – 17
Panhellenic Bid Day September 18
IFC Recruitment September 18 – 20
IFC Bid Day September 21