Buying your friends? No way. The cost of 4 year membership in a fraternity/sorority house is competitive, if not cheaper, than simply living in the residence halls. Yes, there are costs associated with being a member of a fraternity/sorority. But these costs are very similar to what you would pay to be a member of any other club, sports team, student or community organization.
Hazing? Not tolerated. Hazing is a criminal offense in Ohio and is prohibited at the university. Joining a fraternity/sorority is an opportunity to surround yourself with people whom you respect and admire, and who treat you with respect. The focus of the new member and continuing education of our students is:
- Leadership development
- Learning history and operations
- Being socially excellent
- Academic excellence
- Make a truly valuable impact locally and globally; to give back to campus and the community
Eligible? You must be a full-time student at the University of Cincinnati. Students at regional campuses (Blue Ash, Clermont) can join. There is not “deferred” recruitment—that is, students can join a fraternity or sorority the fall quarter of their freshman year. Typically, NPHC fraternities/sororities require new members to be at least sophomore status. Upper-class men and women are highly encouraged to Go Greek!
Students must have a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA. This academic standard applies to all students wishing to participate in any university student organization. Each fraternity/sorority may have a higher GPA requirement, but a 2.3 is the absolute minimum.