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Intake & Recruitment

I'm interested in joining! Where do I start?

All four of our active councils have different recruitment or intake requirements and schedules:

  • Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC)
    • CPC holds Formal Recruitment during Week of Welcome (September 24 - October 1, 2017)
    • Beginning July 1, 2017 you can register for Recruitment at ucsbpanhelleniccouncil.com (deadline: 9/24/16 at 12 p.m.)
    • All Potential New Members (PNMs) must attend the mandatory orientation and events listed on CPC website.
    • Informal recruitment takes place throughout the academic year, but participating varies by chapter.
  • Historically Black and Latino Greek Council (HBLGC)
    • HBLGC chapters recruit (intake) at least once every academic year. Many organizations hold intake during winter and spring quarters.
    • Get to know these organizations this fall by attending  chapter events, visiting their tables at the Arbor and at the Campus Organizations Fair, and attend community gatherings during Week of Welcome.
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
    • IFC holds Formal Recruitment during Week of Welcome (September 19-23, 2016)
    • Beginning on August 1, 2016 sign up for Recruitment at www.ucsbifc.org (deadline: 9/22/16 at 12 p.m.)
    • All Potential New Members (PNMs) must attend the mandatory Recruitment Orientation and events listed on the IFC website.
    • Informal recruitment takes place throughout the year, but participation varies by chapter.
  • Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
    • MGC chapters recruit (intake) at least once every academic year. Many organizations hold intake during winter and spring quarters.
    • Get to know these organizations this fall by attending  chapter events, visiting their tables at the Arbor and at the Campus Organizations Fair, and attend community gatherings during Week of Welcome.

Notes about the New Member Experience

The New Member experience is a time for chapters to welcome their newest members - sharing history, traditions and rituals associated with their organization. This should be a fun and rewarding time for all new chapter members as they grow closer to their new brothers and sisters. During their time as a New Member, students should NOT experience any form of hazing.

The University of California has a zero-tolerance policy in regards to hazing. Hazing is defined as any action taken which produces bodily harm or danger, mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, fright, or ridicule. Permission or approval does not make hazing acceptable, legal, or defensible. Once a common tradition, hazing has been banned by all national, local, and international fraternal organizations and institutions of higher education. The University of California, Santa Barbara strictly enforces this policy, and organizations found in violation are subject to immediate suspension of campus recognition and privileges, as well as negative legal repercussions.