Recruitment is a time for freshmen and upperclassmen to investigate the Greek community. Getting involved is a great way to explore the myriad of exciting opportunities that abound in Greek Life and an awesome way to make new friends.
Here you will find information to help guide you through the William & Mary recruitment process. Read here and throughout the website on what W&M greek life is all about. If you don't recognize a term you encounter check out our Greek Glossary. The Fraternity Guide and Sorority Guide are great introductions to what you can expect from fraternity or sorority membership at the College.
If becoming a member of an organization that will not only become a major part of your college years but the rest of your life interests you, check out Recruitment and GO GREEK!!
- Information on Sorority Recruitment and the Sorority Recruitment Schedule (docx)
- Information on Fraternity Recruitment and the Fraternity Recruitment Schedule (pdf)
Questions to ask a Chapter Member:
- Why should I join? What aspects of the chapter encouraged you to join?
- What are the financial obligations of a new member? Are there additional costs that members are required to pay other than the fees listed?
- How long is the new member program and how much time do I need to devote to it?
- What is the percentage of new members that get initiated in your fraternity or sorority?
- What other campus organizations have you had an opportunity to participate in as a result of your Greek experience?
- How does your chapter promote scholarship?
- In what ways is your chapter involved with philanthropies and community service?
- What types of activities are planned with other Greek organizations?
- What is the availability of housing and what are the rules pertaining to living in the sorority/fraternity house?
Advice for your decision:
- You must narrow your choices and ultimately decide which group you wish to join. The Greek organization that is best for your friends or family may not be the best one for you.
- Think about why you want to join a Greek organization. Are these qualities present in the groups that you are considering?
- Find the organization in which you feel most comfortable. Why do you feel comfortable in that particular group?
- Take a look around you. The men or women that you are standing with could be your brothers or sisters. What qualities do you share with these people? Do you feel comfortable with them?
- Ask questions! Get to know everything you can about each organization.
- Most importantly, be yourself! There are many diverse organizations that want to know you.