Recruitment & Membership

The Fraternity and Sorority Community has much to offer men and women at Roanoke College. The 4 sororities currently consist of 227 women who are members.  The 5 men's fraternities currently have 182 total members.

What is Recruitment?

The process for joining a Greek organization is called "Recruitment". Recruitment practices vary among different organizations, but within both the governing councils will monitor rules and regulations pertaining to recruitment.

We encourage students to enter the process with an open mind and attend the events of each organizations to learn more about traditions, values, and history of the organization.

When can I join a fraternity or sorority? 

  • First-Year Students - Roanoke College is under the model of Deferred Recruitment for first-year students. Deferred recruitment delays, or defers the joining process for first-year students until their second semester. This allows first-year students to adjust to have at least one semester to adjust and get a feel for their academic and other commitments prior to taking on more.  Students must meet the eligibility requirements to be eligible to participate in recruitment.
  • Sophomore, Junior, & Senior Students - All other students may join a fraternity or sorority in the Fall semester through an informal recruitment process, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

How do I sign up for Panhellenic Formal Recruitment?

  • Spring Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment - There is a $50 non-refundable fee to participate in Panhellenic Formal Recruitment. Once registration opens, this can be paid at the Information Desk, which is located in the Colket Center.  Please follow RCPanhellenic on instagram for updates regarding their Panhellenic events.