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Greek Recruitment

Greek Recruitment 

Anyone interested in participating in Greek recruitment must attend Greek 101 at the start of each recruitment period. An invitation to Greek 101 will be sent to those students who meet the requirements to join Greek life. If you do not receive the email, 1) check the requirements below to see if you qualify; 2) if you believe you should have been invited to Greek 101, contact Greek Advisor Laura Lavoie,  

If you are not able to make it to Greek 101 due to a valid excuse (e.g. athletic practice, class conflict, illness), please email with your excuse. The Greek recruitment chairs will then contact you with makeup information. 

To attend any and all recruitment events (for fraternities or sororities), you must meet the criteria outlined below:
  1. Minimum GPA of 2.5
  2. Sophomore class standing (defined as having completed a full year at St. Lawrence and having 9 course credits or more) or, if a transfer student, must have completed at least one full semester on campus 
  3. Judicial check- you must be in good judicial standing, defined as:
  • You may not be on Disciplinary Probation
  • If you have a judicial history, you must be violation-free for one full semester before being considered
  • All assigned judicial sanctions must be completed prior to recruitment
  • Severity of violations and number of violations will be taken into account during judicial check--students deemed to have committed a serious violation or several smaller violations may not be eligible to participate in recruitment 
  • All decisions regarding a pass/fail of judicial check go through the Dean's office and are final

Greek Petition Process:

If you do not meet the requirements outlined above you may petition to participate in recruitment under the following circumstances:

  • You have a 2.45 GPA or higher (with sophomore class standing and 9 credits or greater)
  • You have at least 8 credits (with sophomore class standing) and your GPA is a 2.5 or greater

In order to start a petition, students should contact Greek advisor Laura Lavoie by emailing with the following information:

  1. your current GPA & number of course credits 
  2. an explanation of any special circumstances that you believe should be taken into consideration 
  3. the name of your academic advisor plus a minimum of one additional faculty or staff member who can speak to your academic abilities and progress during your time at SLU 

Note that a petition is not a guarantee that you will be able to go through recruitment. Rather, we will review your case and make a decision regarding whether or not you will be able to participate. Petitions should be started at least one week prior to Greek 101. Note that we will not consider petitions in advance and only review cases immediately preceding recruitment periods to ensure we have the most accurate and up-to-date information when considering your case. We will not consider petitions for students who have fewer than 8 credits or a GPA below 2.45.


For questions about academic eligibility, contact Greek Advisor Laura Lavoie, 

For questions about judicial eligibility, contact Rance Davis,

For questions about recruitment events and times, contact the respective recruitment chairs:

Sororities- Molly Bushnell, or Adrianne Colley,

Fraternities- Henry Day, or Julian Madison, 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Women interested in joining a sorority in the fall semester must register to do so. Scroll down to the 'Fall Recruitment' section below for instructions and a registration link.


Want to learn more?

Recruitment is done separately by the fraternities and sororities on campus and there are different processes involved. To learn more about each of the organizations on campus check out the Greek Organizations web pages.

The Greek Life resource page also has great information if you are curious about learning more. Some of the information, such as forms, is specifically for current Greek members. However, the Greek 100 PowerPoint and Glossary will provide you with lots more information about fraternity and sorority life on campus. 

For interested women, check out this video created by the National Panhellenic Conference.  This inspiring video highlights the potential of Greek women and making a decision to join.  Our Potential Your Move Recruitment Video  Not sure what the National Panhellenic Conference is? Click here to learn more...


Panhellenic Recruitment for Sororities

Fall Recruitment- The Panhellenic Council coordinates a formal fall recruitment process beginning in September that will assist you in learning about the four Greek organizations and what it means to be Greek at SLU. 

Spring Recruitment- Panhellenic recruitment is less formal in the spring, however the eligibility requirements outlined at the top of this page still apply. 

The steps that eligible women must take to participate in FALL recruitment are listed below:

  1. Register as a PNM (potential new member). Please note that you MUST register during the set registration period. Once registration is closed you will not be able to participate in recruitment.
  2. Attend Greek 101. This event is mandatory if you wish to participate in recruitment. If you cannot attend, you must contact one of the Panhellenic Recruitment Chair and make arrangements for a makeup session.
  3. Judicial & Academic checks- After you register your name will be checked against academic and judicial records. If you are found to not meet the requirements listed above under "eligible to participate" you will not be able to continue on in the recruitment process. We ask that you please be open and honest about any potential GPA or judicial issues so that we can address these early on.

REGISTRATION- REGISTER HERE! Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

The steps that eligible women must take to participate in SPRING recruitment are listed below:

  1. Attend Greek 101 (see date/time at the top of this page). If you cannot attend you must contact the Panhellenic Recruitment Chair and make arrangements for a makeup session.
  2. Judicial & Academic checks- Before you may be offered a bid you must pass a judicial and academic check, the criteria for which are outlined at the top of this page. We ask that you be open and honest about potential academic and/or judicial issues so that we may address these early on.


Fraternity Recruitment

The fraternities do a more informal recruitment structure than the sororites. 

The steps that eligible men must take to participate in either Fall or Spring Fraternity Recruitment are:

  1. Attend Greek 101 (see date/time at the top of this page). If you cannot attend you must contact the fraternity recruitment chairs to arrange a make up session. 
  2. Pass academic & judicial checks (2.5 GPA, sophomore class standing with at least 9 credits, pass judicial check as outlined at the top of this page). 
  3. Attend as many fraternity events as possible (see schedule given out at Greek 101). If you do not attend events, the fraternity members will not be able to consider you during voting. 
  4. Fill out an application for the fraternity/fraternities you wish to join, along with a bid card. Your APPLICATION is reviewed by the fraternity to indicate that you are interested in their organization and they should consider you. Your BID CARD is confidential and goes to the Greek advisor to formally indicate to the University that you wish to receive a bid. Both are required and the fraterntities will not consider you for a bid if you do not turn in both forms, available at the Student Center Information Desk (turn them back in to the desk, too). 

Questions? Ask the fraternity recruitment chairs noted above or the Greek advisor, Laura Lavoie, by emailing