Fraternity and Sorority Life is an exciting opportunity at James Madison University! Joining a Greek-lettered organization provides you with opportunities for leadership, community service, scholarship, friendship, and lifelong membership in a values based organization. Fraternities and sororities select their members through a recruitment process, sometimes referred to as “rush.” Recruitment is a way for prospective new members to visit and learn about the Greek Organizations on campus. By University and council policies, the recruitment process is alcohol-free.
To join, students must be regularly enrolled in classes at James Madison University and are required to be in good academic standing (not on academic probation). Individual organizations have minimum grade point average requirements, ranging from a 2.0 to 2.5 cumulative college grade point average for continuing or transfer students, or a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.60 to 2.80 for new freshmen. Fraternity and Sorority Life requires all students wishing to participate in formal sorority recruitment to have at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
As you consider which chapter is the best fit for you, we encourage you to review our organizations’ individual pages, websites, and social media. As a member, you will support your chapter by maintaining the required GPA, completing hours of community service, supporting the organization’s philanthropy, contributing financially through the timely payment of your dues, and participating in a variety of chapter and community wide programs.