How to Join

Membership selection in the United Greek Council is an individualized process that differs for each organization. Chapters choose the semester and dates when they will recruit and pledge new members. This process generally begins with an interest meeting, followed by a period of membership education. The membership process culminates with initiation and may include a 'new member' or 'coming-out' show in which the organization's new members are revealed to the campus community.

Joining a chapter in the UGC is a lifelong commitment to a far-reaching national organization that's both exciting and rewarding. The brotherhood/sisterhood, dedication to community service, and cultural uplift that you will share as a member of a UGC organization is unlike any other.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority at CSUDH?

Below are a few tips to get you started:

Learn the Basics

Each organization in the UGC celebrates a unique culture or ethnicity. Research each organization, looking for those that encompass a part of your own identity or align with a community that you strongly support. Try to find a fraternity or sorority that reflects the values, goals, and objectives that fit best with your own. Visit their national and local websites to find articles that discuss the origin and basic tenets of the organization. 

Attend Events 

Look for information on Toro Link, flyers, Facebook invitations, and other publicity about programs and functions that will be hosted by the chapters that you are interested in. Your attendance will show your interest in the organization, give you a better understanding of their programs, and make connections with the members.

Say Hello 

Once you have identified the organization that you are interested in joining, let them know that you are interested in pledging. Choosing the organization that you would like to join is a serious decision and one that can be greatly impacted by your interactions and conversations with the members.

Be Prepared

Chapters seek new members that have something positive to offer. Show that you have a genuine appreciation and interest in the organization, have researched its history, exemplify its standards, have leadership and community service experience, and can contribute to making the chapter stronger.

Attend an Informational

An organization's informational/interest meeting is where the criteria for membership are explained. Informational meetings may be publicized via Toro Link, flyers, or by a direct invitation from the chapter.

To learn more about the values, history, and how to join specific organizations, please visit their chapter or national website.


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