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What's it like to join a fraternity or sorority?

Greek Week 2010

Pop quiz:  what do Condoleeza Rice, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Presley, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common?  They were all members of a fraternity or sorority.  If you’re looking for a home at JMU that will help you develop as a student and a person, consider joining the ranks of these talented individuals!

Fraternities and sororities are values-based organizations: diverse groups of students who serve the University and community through a commitment to educational, personal, leadership, and social development, as well as service and philanthropy.

Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternity recruitment kicks off on Monday, September 16th with a recruitment event sponsored by the Interfraternity Council.  Join JMU’s fraternity men at 7:00 pm in Grafton-Stovall Theatre to hear more about the great things our fraternities do at JMU.  Immediately following the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity meet with each fraternity individually on the Warren Patio.  

Recruitment events will take place almost every night during the following two weeks, culminating in the extension of bids (formal offers of membership) on Friday, September 27th.  For more information or to connect with a specific fraternity, please contact Interfraternity Council President Hunter Rheaume (, Interfraternity Council Advisor Adam Lindberg (, or stop by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life on the 4th floor of Warren Hall.

Sorority Recruitment

Sorority recruitment is a formalized process that takes places Thursday, September 5th – Tuesday, September 10th. Form lasting memories and life-long friendships by joining the over-2,000 JMU women that belong to the Fraternity & Sorority Life Community in one of our 11 National Panhellenic Conference organizations.  Registration is $40 (non-refundable) and closes at 11:59PM on Sunday, September 1st. No late fees/registrations are accepted.

Informational Sessions hosted by the Panhellenic Council will take place on Thursday, August 29th at 6:00PM and 7:30PM in Festival Highlands Room. This is an optional meeting, but attendance is highly encouraged.

All women intending on participating in recruitment are required to attend Recruitment Orientation on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00PM OR 7:30PM in the Festival Highlands Room.
Questions may be directed to Tara Capelli, Panhellenic VP-Recruitment at or to Taylor Symons, Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life, at

It is the mission of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life to provide programs, services, and resources that support and empower students, advisors, and alumni to foster the advancement of a nationally recognized fraternity and sorority community.  You can obtain more information about fraternity and sorority recruitment by calling (540) 568-4195 or stopping by the office, located in Warren Hall, Suite 404.

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019

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