How to Join
Full-time Moravian College students who have completed at least one semester of college and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 are strongly encouraged and welcome to participate in recruitment. Individual organizations may have a higher academic expectation for membership.
Moravian offers three national and one local fraternity.
Moravian is home to four national sororities, all members of the National Panhellenic Conference.
Each spring semester, normally in late January or early February, Primary Recruitment takes place. This is the first opportunity for first-year students to join fraternities and sororities on Moravian’s campus. A Potential New Member's Guide to Sorority Recruitment outlines the sorority process and expectations for Spring 2018.
Continuous Open Recruitment
Some of Moravian’s Greek organizations recruit during both the fall and spring semesters, outside the primary recruitment period. In mid-September, Greek Life sponsors Upperclass Recruitment Week where chapters host a recruitment event and bids are distributed on the Friday afternoon. Information regarding Upperclass Recruitment is available at the beginning of the fall semester.
Frequently Asked Questions of Potential New Members
Can a student join more than one chapter OR leave an organization and join a different organization? Membership in a fraternity and sorority is a lifetime commitment upon initiation into a chapter. If a member leaves an organization, they are not eligible to join a different organization. If a members transfers to another institution, the member may affiliate with the chapter at that institution or work to establish a chapter.
Will fraternity or sorority membership impact academics? Each organization recognizes that academics are the reason all students are at Moravian and academics are one of the things Greeks do best. Each chapter has a scholarship program and provides rewards and incentives for outstanding academic performance, as well as support for members who are struggling academically. Scholarship is encouraged through tutoring and other educational programs.
How much does it cost to be a fraternity or sorority member? Each chapter’s dues include different items. Some chapters require a flat fee that covers membership dues, t-shirts, badge, and a formal. Others have a lower initial cost, but the cost for each additional item is out of pocket. Chapters offer payment plans so payments can be paid over the course of the semester. In most cases, the first semester will cost the most and the price will decline for subsequent semesters. By planning ahead, most students find they can meet their financial obligations.
The College recognizes the prospect for expansion of new sustainable chapters that will provide opportunities for non-affiliated students. Each expansion process is unique and requires a cohesive effort from multiple constituencies. A group interested in expanding to Moravian College must have an established Inter/National Headquarters and be recognized by one of the following umbrella organizations:
- North-American Inter-Fraternity Conference (NIC)
- National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
- National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC)
- National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
- National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
- National Asian Pacific American Panhellenic Association (NAPA)