Academic Expectations for Membership
Jun 17, 2015 by Emily Perrin Britt
Fraternities and sororities all place a strong emphasis on academic achievement for both prospective and current members. In Panhellenic, academic requirements for new members vary from chapter to chapter, but most groups require a 3.0 high school GPA and 2.8 college GPA.
If you have lower than a 3.0 high school GPA we definitely encourage you to still participate in recruitment! If there were extenuating circumstances that affected your GPA, there is a Special Needs or Accommodations section on the recruitment application where you can note these circumstances. You may also talk to the chapters personally about your GPA concerns. There is no guarantee that you will receive a bid, however if you talk to a chapter about your circumstance they will give special consideration to your situation.
After joining a sorority, you can expect to participate in academic programs that help support your academic and career goals. Some chapters have a study hour programs that are proctored in the library to ensure that you are excelling academically. Other groups organize study groups and tutoring sessions for members who are in similar majors. Panhellenic also works together to host the Month of the Scholar each semester where the council works with different academic resources on campus to provide incentives for members and prizes to chapters.