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How to Join

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Not only do Clarkson's fraternities and sororities select new members, but the prospective members select the chapter with which they wish to be affiliated.

All recruitment events for fraternities and sororities at Clarkson are alcohol-free (dry). Students who choose to participate in recruitment activities are under no obligation to join the fraternity/sorority system.

Female students are eligible to join a sorority during their second semester at Clarkson if they have attained a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average and are in good academic standing. Male students who are in good academic standing, have sophomore standing, and have a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average are eligible to join a fraternity.

At the end of the recruitment period, the chapters extend formal written invitations, known as "bids." If a student chooses to accept the bid, then he/she is affiliated with that chapter.

Once a student decides to accept a bid from a chapter, he or she becomes more familiar with the chapter through meetings, philanthropic service, social events, and study sessions. Programs are structured so as to not interfere with academic responsibilities. New member education is designed to be informative and fun. Physical and/or mental hazing is not tolerated at Clarkson or under New York State law.

Contact the Office of Student Organizations or the individual fraternity or sorority chapter, if you're interested in joining.