Fraternity and Sorority Membership Eligibility
All full-time undergraduate students of Marquette University in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to join a Greek letter organization. Any undergraduate must have a minimum of twelve credit hours earned at Marquette or transferred from a college or university and a minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.0 before associating with a Greek letter organization. These requirements will be monitored by the
Office of Student Development in cooperation with governing councils.
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Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment Policy
Marquette University has a deferred joining policy for social fraternities and sororities. Social Greek organizations may recruit throughout the year. In order to be eligible to participate in recruitment events or to receive a bid or invitation to join a social Greek organization, a student must:
- be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student
- have a least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (some organizations set their own minimum grade point average requirements, which may be higher than 2.0)
- have a minimum of 12 credit hours at Marquette University or transferred to Marquette University with a minimum of 12 credit hours from another college or university
- be in good disciplinary standing with the University (i.e. not on University Probation)
- All students participating in recruitment events must be verified as eligible led by the Office of Student Development. After each recruitment event, a Recruitment Registration Sheet must be completed for all students who attended the event. This form must be submitted the business day following the event and a report of eligibility will be given to the chapter within 24 hours. No bids or invitations to membership shall be given to students who are ineligible or to students who have not been verified. If an ineligible student is found to have received a bid or invitation to join, it shall immediately be retracted and the chapter issuing the bid shall appear before the University, Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, or National Pan-Hellenic Council Judicial Board.
- Students who fail to meet these criteria will not be eligible to receive a bid or invitation to join a fraternity or sorority chapter. However, they will be allowed to have normal social contact with any member of a Greek organization, including but not limited to: studying, eating meals together,
participating in athletic activities, etc.
Each Greek organization must be registered with the Office of Student Development and in good standing with the university to participate in recruitment. Each chapter will be required to send a representative (preferably the Recruitment Chair or President) to a meeting in the fall semester, hosted by the Office of Student Development, dedicated to review of the University, Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, and
National Pan-Hellenic Council policies governing membership recruitment.
- All recruitment events must be registered with the Office of Student Development at least 24 hours prior to the event. Recruitment events must be free of alcohol and free of any and all conduct that violates any law, ordinance, University policy, rule or regulation, or any part of the Marquette University Ethos Statement. The Office of Student Development reserves the right to attend any and all recruitment functions without prior notification.
- Marquette University expects each organization to comply fully with any inter/national and local chapter guidelines governing recruitment activities. Moreover, the University expects all participants to conduct themselves in such a way as to bring credit to the Greek system as a whole and the university in general.
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Release of Academic Information
The academic and disciplinary information can be released to an active member of the chapter if the student signs an Authorization for Release of Academic Status form available in the Office of Student Development.
Academic and/or disciplinary records will not be released without written permission from the student. Students have the right to void this authorization at any time by submitting a written request to the Office of Student Development.
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