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What is membership Intake?

Membership intake is the new member selection process, which is guided by the University of South Alabama’s National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).

 

What is NPHC?

NPHC is the National Pan Hellenic Council, which is the governing body for the Historically Black Greek Lettered Organizations (BGLO). Once joining a BGLO Fraternity or Sorority you will automatically become a member of NPHC.

 

What is the difference between an Interest meeting and an Informational Meeting?

An interest meeting is the official beginning process to seeking membership and committing to joining a fraternity or sorority. An informational meeting allows students to receive information about the organization before committing to join. We strongly advise students to attend informational meetings before attending interest meetings.

 

How much does it cost to join a fraternity or sorority?

Costs for joining a fraternity or sorority vary by chapter. Costs are paid directly to the fraternity or sorority at the beginning of Membership Intake. The cost can range from $900 to $1500. The university does not have a role setting the cost.

 

Will my grades be affected if I join a NPHC organization?

As a member of a Greek organization academics is held as a priority with high value. Once joining a chapter, members must maintain a required GPA to remain active as well as hold an executive board position. To continuously promote academic excellence chapters often host study break sessions, and educational forums. Chapters must also collectively maintain a GPA to engage in social activities on campus.

 

Will I be hazed joining a Fraternity or Sorority?

Hazing activities are prohibited by The University of South Alabama and will not be tolerated at the school level or the State level. In the Sate of Alabama hazing is considered a crime and any person who shall commit the offense shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

 

What are the benefits of joining a Fraternity or Sorority?

There are a number of benefits and experiences that membership in a sorority or fraternity offers, that will help you prepare for life after college. Some of these benefits include: scholastic resources, leadership opportunities, philanthropic projects, life long bonds of sisterhood or brotherhood, support systems, career opportunities and becoming a part of a national network.