The first two nights of formal recruitment, the potential new members (PNMs) visit all of the chapter houses to get to know each of the individual organziations. The rest of the process is through mutual selection where PNMs will select chapters that they are interested in and chapters will select PNM’s that they determine are the best fit. While there is no fee to participate in recruitment, there is a $40 fee to pick up your bid.
UT Martin IFC also participates in informal recruitment which is up to each individual chapter. These activities may occur any time during the academic year.
August 18-21, 2020
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Membership intake is the membership selection process conducted by UTM’s historically black organizations, which are governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Membership selection for NPHC groups is an individualized process that is different for each organization. Chapters choose the time when they will take new members. This process, known as intake, generally begins with an interest meeting followed by a period of membership education. The membership process culminates with initiation and a probate, or "coming-out" show in which the organization's new members are revealed to the community.
NPHC chapters embrace a lifetime commitment philosophy and aim to assure the continuance of academic achievement, political awareness, and community service. Additionally, NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 hours of college credit with a 2.5-2.75 GPA depending on the organization. We strongly encourage those interested in the Membership Intake process to contact the respective NPHC organizations for more information.
To receive more information on a specific organization(s), fill out the interest form and someone from the Office of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs will be in touch with you.
Any student wishing to pursue membership into any of our NPHC affiliate chapters must: