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Wolf Pack Wednesday: Greek Life

Subject line: Guide to Greek Life ✨

Sent: August 11, 2021

Loyola's fraternal community provides opportunities for growth and excellence in academics, service, social interaction, intramural athletics, and values-based leadership. It's also a great way to make lifelong friendships. With 14 Greek-lettered organizations, joining a fraternity or sorority is an excellent way to get involved at Loyola.  

Fraternities & Sororities

Collegiate Panhellenic Council 

Independent Greek Council (IGC)

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

National Pan-hellenic Council (NPHC)

Greek life

Who Can Join Greek Life at Loyola?

Membership is open to all full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Fraternity and sorority life makes up about 16% of the undergraduate population, so you’ll be in good company.

How Do I Join a Fraternity or Sorority?

  • To join a College Panhellenic Council Sorority (CPC) in the fall, students must participate in Primary Recruitment, a mutual selection process by which sororities choose their new members, and potential new members (PNMs) select the chapter that aligns with their values. Primary Recruitment takes place over four days in the fall semester. Register online for Primary Recruitment for the Fall 2021 semester! 
  • The Independent Greek Council (IGC) consists of professional/social fraternities, such as a business fraternity or a music sorority. One can be a member of an IGC chapter as well as any other FSL chapter. Each chapter hosts its own recruitment process each semester. 
  • To join an Interfraternity Chapter (IFC), students have to go through the formal recruitment process. This involves completing a recruitment registration form, attending an informational session, and attending rounds hosted by the member fraternities. Register on this form to participate in IFC recruitment.
  • Each National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapter hosts membership intake at their discretion once per academic year. Each of these organizations has its own rules and guidelines for membership, which can be found on their national websites. Typically, individuals must be a second-year classification to join an NPHC chapter. It is recommended that during the first year, interested students attend both council and chapter events regarding the organization that they are interested in to learn more about the chapter before going through the intake process. Check out HowlConnect for upcoming events hosted by the NPHC council and its chapters.

Check out our Fraternities and Sororities page to see a full list of our Greek organizations and learn how to join a chapter. If you have any questions or concerns about the intake or recruitment processes, please contact and Greek Life advisor will be happy to answer your questions.

Follow us on Instagram!

Loyola Greek Life: @loynogreeklife

Collegiate Panhellenic Council: @loyno_panhel

Interfraternity Council: @loynoifc 

National Panhellenic Council: @loyno_nphc

Get Ready for Wolf Pack Welcome

Wolf Pack Welcome is next week! Make sure you are ready by downloading our guide in the Guidebook app before you arrive for the detailed schedule.  If you have questions or concerns, please email

Your To-Do List

✔ Log into your LORA Account to pay your fall tuition E-bill no later than August 13. 

✔ Complete your online orientation modules by August 17. 

✔ Don’t forget to create your Nearpeer account to start connecting with classmates! Get started by going to and creating your account using your email address, then download the app to find students who share your interests. 

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