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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 (beginning the Monday before the first day of instruction)
    • Beginning in July, you can register for Recruitment at Friday, September 25)
    • 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.
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
    • IFC holds fall recruitment during Week of Welcome immediately following move-in and holds spring recruitment during Week 1 of spring quarter
    • Beginning over the summer, sign up for Recruitment at (deadline to register: recruitment week)
    • 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.
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
    • For more information about these groups, please email Jonathan at
  • United Sorority & Fraternity Council (USFC)
    • USFC 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.
    • Reach out to Jonathan at to talk about your options

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 does not tolerate 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.