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Rush | Recruitment


— Spring 2022 —

Important Dates

  • Rush/recruitment activities are scheduled to begin on Saturday, Jan. 29th and will run for two weeks, ending with Bid Day on Saturday, Feb. 12th.
  • Sorority recruitment begins with a mandatory Round Robin event that will be held Saturday, Jan. 29th at 11:30am. Please arrive 15 minutes early and report to Newton 202.
  • For Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment, there is a mandatory Orientation that will be held Saturday, Jan. 29th at 3:30pm in Newton 202.
  • Fraternity recruitment begins with a 'Meet the Fraternities' event that will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29th from Saturday, Jan. 29th from 12noon - 2 PM in Newton 202.
  • The deadline for eligibility requirements is 12 noon on Friday, Feb. 11th.
  • A mandatory hazing prevention workshop will be held for all new members (those accepting a bid to pledge) and New Member Educators on Sunday, Feb. 13th in Newton 202. New members are scheduled from 2-3PM, and New Members Educators from 3-4PM.
  • A mandatory New Member Conference will be held for all new members (those accepting a bid to pledge) on Sunday, Feb. 27th from 12-3PM in Newton 202.
  • Schedules for local sorority recruitment and Panhellenic (national) sorority recruitment

Eligibility Requirements for Social Fraternities & Sororities

In order to be eligible for membership in any of the 22 social fraternal organizations (members of the Inter Greek Council) students must:

  1. Be a full-time matriculated student with at least 12 (post-high school) credit hours, or the equivalent of one full semester earned at SUNY Geneseo.
  2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0. Some organizations may require a higher minimum cumulative GPA for membership (For Panhellenic Recruitment, the expectation is 2.5).
  3. First semester transfer students with demonstrated academic and overall success at their previous institution(s) can be considered for eligibility status by appealing for immediate eligibility to the Office of Fraternal Life. Students appealing for eligibility status must provide the Office of Fraternal Life with a copy of their unofficial transcript(s) from their transfer institution(s). *To appeal for eligibility status, please Complete the on-line “Transfer Student Appeal for Immediate Membership Eligibility” form. Appeals for eligibility status must be completed by Wednesday, February 2nd at 4pm.*

Some organizations (such as Panhellenic sororities) have established a higher minimum GPA requirement and will make their own determinations of who is/isn’t eligible for membership into their respective organizations. First semester students, and those below the minimum GPA requirement, are ineligible to pledge. Students found violating this policy may be subject to College conduct action, which could result in the suspension of your privileges to join a Greek organization and could also result in the suspension of the sorority/fraternity.

This requirement does not apply to the four co-ed professional/service organizations.  These organizations each have a unique set of membership eligibility requirements and independent processes, dates, and timelines for becoming a member. These groups are: Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi), Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), and Phi Delta Epsilon (PhiDE).

Registered Organizations:

College policy dictates that students may seek membership in any registered fraternal organization for which they meet the eligibility requirements. Please see the list of registered organizations here

Non-Discrimination Policies:

Registered Geneseo fraternities/sororities may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. Additionally, several organizations and the Panhellenic Council have adopted transgender inclusive membership policies. For more information regarding this and those organizations who have completed Safe Zone training please visit our Pillar Advocacy page at: http://www.geneseo.edu/greek/pillar

 

Sign Up Now

To be considered eligible for a bid (offer of membership) all students must complete the Fraternity/Sorority Membership Eligibility Form found in the Survey section of your Knightweb account. The deadline to complete this form is 4pm on Wednesday, February 2nd. No extensions will be granted and no offers of membership can be extended to any student who has not completed this form, or received approval from the Dean of Students, in the case of new transfer students.

How to Access

Login to your MyGeneseo portal > go to the Knightweb Main Menu >> go to the "Surveys" tab >>> select the "Fraternity/Sorority Membership Eligibility Form"

To participate in Panhellenic (national) sorority recruitment, students must register at the following link: http://geneseo.mycampusdirector2.com. Registration closes Saturday, January 29th at 4pm.