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.
  • Registration opens June 1 and closes September 17
  • $30 Fee - June 1 - September 17


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

IFC Recruitment Schedule

  • September 6 - 18: Pre-recruitment
  • September 19 - 21: Formal recruitment
  • September 22: Bid Day

IFC Interest Form FAQs Register Today

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 10
  • $75 Fee - June 1 - 30
  • $100 - July 1 - September 10
  • Bid Day September 19

Primary Recruitment

Recruitment Schedule

  • PNM Orientation: September 8 at 6 and 7 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. Potential New Members will attend one of two sessions and will be assigned to a time according to their Rho Gamma group number. PNMs will be introduced to the Panhellenic Recruitment Team and will learn about all logistics involved in Primary Recruitment.
  • Philanthropy Round: September 12 - 14. Potential New Members will meet all six chapters and meet multiple active sisters. T-shirts will be provided to all PNMs to wear for this first round. Twenty-five minute parties.
  • Sisterhood Round: September 15 - 16. Potential New Members will have the ability to meet up to four chapters. Chapters will focus on the sisterhood core values of their organization. Potential new members will have the ability to meet multiple active chapter sisters during this round. Thirty minute parties.
  • Preference Round: September 17 - 18. Potential New Members will have the ability to meet up to two chapters. This is the most personal round where Potential New Members will have deeper, more meaningful conversations with active sisters. Forty minute parties.

Bid Day

PNMs will be escorted to the football field at 2:15 pm where they will open their bid cards. After PNMs open their bids at 3:00 pm, they will go to their sorority's section of the football bleachers to be grouped with their new member class for the first time. Chapter members from all 6 sororities will be waiting on the Samford Quad to welcome all new sorority members. Starting at 3:30 pm, each of the new member classes will proceed to the Quad one at a time to be united with their sisters in the following order: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Chi Omega, Phi Mu, Tri Delta. Parents, family members, and friends are invited to attend the Quad celebration and may begin arriving at 3:00 pm to congratulate their new sorority member. A local vendor will have a tent of sorority merchandise available for purchase. Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Zeta Tau Alpha will be located on East Quad, and Chi Omega, Phi Mu, and Tri Delta will be located on West Quad. After this, families and friends will be dismissed, and each sorority will attend their own bid day celebration event.


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.

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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

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 week associate member process with initiation to full-member status occurring at the end of the semester.

Current Recruitment Week Schedule (subject to change)

Monday, Sept.20 - Info Night #1 at 7 p.m. (Brooks 121)
Tuesday, Sept. 21 - Info night #2 at 7 p.m. (Brooks 121)
Wednesday, Sept. 22 - Craft Night at 7 p.m. (Brooks 118)
Thursday, Sept. 23 - Jeopardy Night at 6:30 p.m. (Brooks 121)
Friday, Sept. 24 - Card Night at 6 p.m. (Brooks 118)
Saturday, Sept. 25 - Movie Night at 6 p.m. We will be watching Captain Marvel and will have popcorn. (Brooks 223A) 


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.

Delta Xi Phi Interest Form