Since 1873, Greek life has grown to become a vital part of the history and tradition of KU.  Today, KU Greek life represents more than 3,400 students (18% of the undergraduate student population) and 45+ fraternities and sororities.  Each fraternity and sorority is a member of one of the four governing councils; the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Association (PHA). Fraternities and sororities enhance the quality of student life at the University of Kansas. Their commitment to the 4 Pillars of Greek Life promotes and provides academic support for their members, leadership development, life-long friendships and opportunities participate in service to the community. 


Women's Formal Recruitment Registration Now Open!

Fall Formal Recruitment is the process by which a woman, who is attending KU as an undergraduate student, can become a member of one of the 12 sororities in the Panhellenic Association. Fall Formal Recruitment is a week-long mutual selection process where prospective members and chapters get to know each other and make membership selections. Each day, the chapters will make invitation lists and prospective members will narrow down their selections for the following rounds. As the week progresses, the events will become more informative and personal, so prospective members will have a chance to see the unique characteristics of each chapter. Please keep in mind your orientation date. Each incoming student is required to attend an orientation session before they participate in Fall Formal Recruitment. If a woman has not attended KU orientation by the first day of Fall Formal Recruitment in August, she will not be allowed to participate. At new student orientation, we will have women available to answer any questions you may have about Greek life. However, this Greek-life session is not required.

Registration for Fall Formal Recruitment is now open!  Click here to complete your registration information. Registration will close at 11:59 PM on July 31, 2014. 


Men's Formal Recruitment Now Open

Dates: Friday June 27 - Sunday June 29 

Recruitment activities will start at 3:30 on Friday and continue through late Sunday afternoon. Please book travel so that you can check-in on campus between 3:30-5pm on Friday. If you are flying into KC click here for shuttle information. The Office of First-Year Experience is excited to have you attend KU Summer 2014 Orientation!  However, The New Student Orientation dates on either side of Recruitment are now full, so we ask that you please consider registering for another date.  We realize that some of you may not be able to make two separate visits to campus, one for recruitment and one for orientation.  If this is the case a great option for you is to register for an August Orientation date.

Costs $150 per person

This includes room and board (participants will be staying in a residence hall on campus), transportation to events, and all processing fees. (If you need to fly home Monday morning there is an option to pay $175 and stay Sunday night). 95% refundable until June 14, 2014, non-refundable thereafter. 

Click here to register for Men's Formal Recruitment.


2013 Greek Life Annual Report Now Available

Each year, all fraternities and sororities participate in the Greek Community Standards Program.  These chapters are evaluated for academic progress, member development & education, risk management & legal liability, leadership & campus engagement, and chapter management.  In order to better inform our valued constituents and alumni/ae on the state of our Greek community, the results of the standards program can be found in the Greek Life Annual Report.  To view this report, click here.


New Fraternity Starting in Fall 2014

The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity in conjunction with the University of Kansas Interfraternity Council will be starting the newest IFC Fraternity on campus during the Fall Semester of 2014.  Pi Kappa Alpha seeks men that are Scholars, Leaders, Athletes and Gentlemen.  If you know a current or future student at the University of Kansas that exemplifies these qualities please submit his information in the below form.  For more information about the colonization, contact pkaexp@pikes.org.


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