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Rush | Recruitment

— SPRING 2021 —

Rushing & Pledging Has Gone VIRTUAL

All fraternal organizations participating in rush / recruitment and conducting any pledge / new member education intake program throughout the duration of the Spring 2021 semester will have 100% virtual processes.

Important Dates

Rush / recruitment activities are scheduled to begin on Saturday, Feb. 6th and will run for two weeks, ending with Bid Day on Saturday, Feb. 20th.

Sorority rush / recruitment begins with a mandatory Round Robin event that will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6th from 1pm-3pm, via Zoom >> Join the Sorority Round Robin Zoom Room

Panhellenic recruitment begins with a mandatory Orientation event that will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6th from 6pm-7pm, via Zoom >> Join the Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation Zoom Room

The deadline for eligibility requirements (completing the Knightweb form / appealing for eligibility) is 12pm on Friday, Feb. 19th.

Eligibility Requirements for Social Fraternities & Sororities

In order to be eligible for membership in a social Greek organization, 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 (typically a 2.25 or 2.5).
  3. Students over the age of 21, and first semester transfer students (as determined by their admit status) 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).

Some organizations 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 privilege to join a Greek organization and could also result in the suspension of the fraternity/sorority.

Sign Up Now

To be considered eligible for a bid (offer of membership) all students must complete the "Fraternity/Sorority Membership Eligibility Form" found under the "Surveys" tab in your Knightweb account. The form will become available on Friday, Feb. 5th.

The deadline to complete this form is 12pm on Friday, Feb. 19th. No extensions will be granted and no offers of membership can be extended to any student who has not completed this form.

To participate in Panhellenic (National Sorority) Recruitment, students must register via the following link by 5pm on Saturday, Feb. 6th:

Organizations Suspended through Spring 2021

Several organizations are currently serving a one semester conduct suspension of registration, which means that they are not able to participate in any rush / recruitment process, or conduct any pledge / new member education intake program throughout the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.

These organizations are projected to return to good conduct standing in June 2021, and should be able to resume standard chapter function and operations at that time. These organizations should be able to resume their participation in rush / recruitment, and conduct pledging / new member education intake beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, so long as they uphold the terms of their respective conduct suspensions.

This applies to the following organizations: