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Spring 2024 Recruitment

All students interested in learning more about joining a fraternity and sorority at UC Merced are encouraged to participate in Spring 2024 Recruitment. The following are the dates for Spring 2024 Recruitment:

  • Professional Fraternities: January 29th - February 4th, 2024
    • Deadline to register: Friday, 2/2 at 11:59 PM
    • Schedule of events
  • Social Fraternities: February 5th - 11th, 2024
    • Deadline to register: Friday 2/9 at 11:59 PM
    • Schedule of events
  • Panhellenic Sororities: February 9th - 11th, 2024
    • Deadline to register: Wednesday 2/7 at 11:59 PM
    • Schedule of events
  • NALFO and Multicultural Sororities: February 12th - 25th, 2024
    • Deadline to register: Friday 2/23 at 11:59 PM
    • Schedule of events
  • NPHC Sororities: TBD
    • Deadline to register: TBD
    • Schedule of events

Registration and participation in all recruitment types are FREE to all students, thanks to sponsorship from the Associated Students of the University of California, Merced (ASUCM).

If you are interested in participating in Professional Fraternity, Social Fraternity, NALFO/Multicultural Sorority, or Panhellenic Sorority, or Pan-Hellenic Sorority recruitment you are REQUIRED to register utilizing the following link: (General Recruitment Form) (Panhellenic Recruitment Form)

Students interested in Spring 2024 Recruitment must meet the following requirements:

  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  • Earned a minimum of 12 units as a full-time student in a post-secondary institution after high school graduation.
  • Transfer students who have earned less than 12 University of California credits need to provide a transcript as verification of GPA eligibility. This is turned in by uploading it to this form or by turning in a copy via e-mail to Jocelyn Martinez to participate in recruitment. You can also e-mail her with questions at

It is important to note, these are the MINIMUM requirements. Many organizations have a higher GPA requirement. GPAs will not be rounded up when doing eligibility checks. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know at and

Recruitment Rules/Information

How Recruitment Works:
Recruitment is the process by which one joins a fraternity or sorority. Any fraternity or sorority organization in good standing may participate in the recruitment process in the fall semester.  Recruitment provides potential new members (PNMs) an opportunity to learn more about the various organizations at UC Merced. PNMs are encouraged to ask questions, get to know current members and alumni, and to find the organization that is the best fit for them. 

The organizations who are participating in recruitment will host events throughout the week they are assigned to. It is NOT required to attend every single event they are hosting, but we encourage you to attend as many events as you can! We hope that you'll be open-minded in this process and find your home away from home! Look over the fraternity and sorority life website for more information about each organization.

Fees Associated with Membership
Membership in a fraternity or sorority does have a fee associated with it. These fees are called "dues." Dues range between organizations, and they fund the activities and costs associated with operating the chapter. Some examples of where the dues money goes include membership badge/pin, insurance costs, social events, community service programs, etc. 

It is a good idea to talk to members of each organization to determine if membership is affordable for you. Many students hold part-time jobs to help cover their fees. Scholarships and payment plans are also available to members.

Testimonals from our Fraternity and Sorority members

Our Values
Fraternities and sororities at UC Merced are committed to building leadership skills, supporting excellence in academics, promoting community service and philanthropic opportunities, and cultivating life-long friendships through the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood. Simply, we call these: Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Friendship. We encourage you to get to know the current fraternities and sororities recognized on campus!

Fraternity & Sorority Life at UC Merced consists of:

  • Social Fraternities:
    • Kappa Sigma
    • Omega Delta Phi
    • Pi Kappa Phi
    • Sigma Chi
  • Panhellenic (NPC) Sororities:
    • Delta Delta Delta 
    • Delta Gamma
    • Kappa Kappa Gamma 
    • Phi Mu
  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) Sororities:
    • Kappa Delta Chi
    • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Multicultural Sororities:
    • Sigma Theta Psi
  • National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC) Sororities:
    • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Professional Fraternities:
    • Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional Business Fraternity)
    • Alpha Phi Omega (Professional Service Fraternity)
    • Delta Epsilon Mu (Professional Pre-Health Fraternity)
    • Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity)
    • Phi Alpha Delta (Professional Pre-Law Fraternity)
    • Phi Delta Epsilon (Professional Pre-Medical Fraternity)
    • Theta Tau (Professional Engineering Fraternity)

Current and Past Resources:

*Note: You are not allowed to receive a bid from any Fraternity and Sorority Life organization without registering. You are only allowed to accept 1 invite (bid) to join a fraternity/sorority per semester.