Membership Opportunities

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

Register Today

  • Registration opens June 22 and closes September 7
  • $40 Fee - June 22 - August 14
  • $50 - August 15 - September 7
  • Info Session September 6 at 10 AM
  • Recruitment September 9 - 12
  • Bid Day September 13

IFC has three phases of recruitment

  • Summer Recruitment
  • Pre-Recruitment (First day of classes - September 8)
  • Formal Recruitment Week (September 9-12)

Formal Recruitment Week 

  • Opening Night - five 30-minute rounds (visit all chapters)
  • Alumni Night - maximum five 30-minute rounds (invited chapters only)
  • Brothers Night In - 3 hour chapter visitation length at your discretion (invited chapters only)
  • Brothers Night Out - 2 one-hour rounds off campus (invited chapters only)

Bid Day

Bids for membership cannot be extended until September 13. Any other form of membership invitation will take place after formal recruitment week. 

  • Pick up Bid from 2 - 4 PM
  • Meet new pledge class 4:00 PM
  • Chapter presentations 4:30 PM

College Panhellenic

Register Today

  • Registration opens June 22 and closes August 31
  • $100 Fee - June 22 - August 14
  • $125 - August 15 - August 31
  • Sorority 101 August 29, 5 - 7 PM
  • Recruitment September 4 - 8
  • Bid Day September 9

Primary Recruitment

  • Philanthropy Round - six 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
  • Open Bid Cards
  • Bid Day Celebration on the Quad (Family and friends are welcome)

Finances

Chapters finance social opportunities, philanthropic events, service projects, academic support programs, and national dues. The ranges below include both dues to the national organization and the local Samford chapter. 

  • New Member semester: $700 - $850
  • Active Sister semester: $500 - $700
  • Semesterly Greek Life Fee: $75.00

If you choose to become a new member of a sorority, you are affiliating with the national organization. If at any time you decide to relinquish your membership, you may still be responsible for fulfilling your financial commitments according to your contract with the national organization. Dues can be paid online monthly or be paid in full at the beginning of the semester. There may be additional fees for some items such as t-shirts, social events, gifts, and merchandise.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Currently at Samford, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., participate in intake, a process delaying recruitment 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.

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 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 2.5 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.