Fraternity and Sorority Life is a dynamic community of 1,800+ members. The community comprises more than 35 national and international fraternities and sororities. These organizations contribute to campus life and surrounding communities by sponsoring educations, service, and social activities. They set high academic standards and provide opportunities for campus involvement, networking, and leadership development.
How To Join
Interfraternity Council Fall Fraternity Recruitment
September 11 – 15, 2017
All Interfraternity Council Fraternities will be hosting recruitment events throughout the beginning of the fall semester.
Visit gmu.greeklink.com to register for IFC recruitment.
Multicultural Greek Council Intake & Recruitment Process
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) intake & recruitment processes are determined by each chapter. An event to Meet the MGC Greeks will be available in the near future!
National Pan Hellenic Council Intake Process
National Pan Hellenic Council intake is determined by each chapter.
Greek 101 Information Session: Date and Location to be announced
Councils & Chapters
Mason’s Interfraternity Council is comprised men’s fraternities committed to scholarship, service, leadership, and brotherhood. Recruitment for these organizations is informal and occurs during the Fall and Spring semesters. However, there is a week in September dedicated to informational and educational sessions to learn about Fraternity life and the organizations you can join.
The following organizations are NOT recognized by the university: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Delta Phi Kappa, & Alpha Delta Phi Kappa
MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL
MGC at Mason governs the Multicultural Greek-Letter organizations. These organizations hold an intake process that occurs throughout the school year. At the beginning of the Spring semester MGC partners with Winter Welcome Week for an informational session on Fraternity and Sorority Life in MGC organizations.
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL
NPHC coordinates the traditionally African-American nationally affiliated collegiate fraternal chapters. This council does not conduct formal recruitment, however informational and educational sessions for each organization are held throughout the year. At the beginning of the academic year Meet the Greeks is held to showcase NPHC and the organizations involved to give students a taste of what it can offer.
George Mason PHC supports women’s fraternities and sororities focused on academic excellence, leadership, philanthropy, and sisterhood. The Panhellenic Council holds formal recruitment in September and individual chapters hold informal recruitment throughout the year.
Programming & Recognition
Mason Fraternity and Sorority traditions occur throughout the year. Chapters participate in individual events ranging from service & philanthropy, like their Annual Shack-A-Thon where they raised close to $7500 for Habitat for Humanity and donated over 8,000lbs of food to Food for Others, to social oriented events like the monthly FSL programs. As a community there are many events that occur throughout the year, each with its own highlights:
NPHC Step Expo
Glance Into Greek
New Member Education
Panhellenic & IFC Recruitment
Meet The Greeks
Alcohol Awareness Week
Greek Alternative Spring Break
Annual NPHC Step Show
Standards of Excellence
Greek Leadership Summit
Is Greek life for everyone?
We think it is! There is a place for anyone who truly wants to be part of our community. The chapters range in values, missions, ritual, and personalities. We encourage you to educate yourself on the Fraternity and Sorority Life community, as well as the numerous opportunities for involvement in other campus organizations.
How can I become a member of a fraternity or sorority organization?
Membership is based on scholarship, leadership and community service. Fraternities and sororities host membership recruitment events and information sessions during the fall and spring semesters. The events and information sessions provide an opportunity to explore the organizations and a chance to get to know the members.
Does it cost to join a Greek-letter organization?
There are dues and fees associated with membership in a Greek-letter organization. The fees vary from organization to organization. For specific information, contact the Student Involvement Office at (703) 993-2909.
What are the benefits of membership in a fraternity or sorority?
Different members of the Fraternity and Sorority community benefit in different ways. For some, the lifetime friendships and group experience are invaluable. For others, the focus on academics, the leadership development opportunities and community service are important. Either way becoming Greek will have lasting positive benefits that suit all students that join!
Can I join a historically African American or Multicultural fraternity or sorority if I am not African American or Multicultural?
Greek-letter organizations prohibit discrimination. Membership is open to men and women who meet the membership qualifications defined by the organizations and the University.
Does the University support the Greek community?
A full-time George Mason University employee advises the Fraternity and Sorority community. The organizations receive guidance and support on academics, leadership development and compliance with the University and National policies. The Fraternity and Sorority community also has access to financial resources, meeting space, and chapter advising that the University provides to all recognized student organizations.
What is hazing?
Hazing is a broad term that encompasses a multitude of actions or activities. The term hazing refers to any actions or activities that do not contribute to the positive development of a person or an organization; which cause mental or physical harm; or which subject individuals to harassment, embarrassment, ridicule, or distress. Examples of situations that are considered hazing include but are not limited to tests of endurance, physical abuse, psychological abuse, morally degrading or humiliating activities, forced ingestion of any substance, activities which interfere with academic pursuits, and servitude. Hazing is typically associated with membership selection and initiation into an organization. It is possible for hazing to occur before, during and after membership selection and initiation.
Hazing in any form is strictly prohibited. George Mason University will investigate all hazing allegations. Individuals and organizations found in violation of the GMU hazing policy will be sanctioned and turned over to the proper law enforcement agency. If you believe you have been a victim of hazing or know someone who has been a victim, contact the Student Involvement Office at (703) 993-2909.
For more information about Fraternity & Sorority Life please feel free to contact:
Phil McDaniel, Associate Director of Student Involvement, firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Pan-Hellenic Counil (NPHC)
- Panhellenic Council (CPH)
- Conduct and Risk Management
Julie Bryant, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, email@example.com
- Interfraternity Council (IFC)
- Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
- Service Initiatives
Mackenzie Lipman, Graduate Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Order of Omega
- Greek Week Steering Committee