The decision to join a greek-letter organization during college can change a students life. Whether a student joins through a formal recruitment process, continuous opening recruitment or a membership intake process, there are activities and events during which students learn about the organization’s members, values and requirements.The question of when during the academic year these activities and events should take place and if first year students should participate is one that is often asked by administrators, parents, alumni, and students.
The Office of Greek Life has partnered with Phired Up, a national leader in fraternity & sorority recruitment research to conduct research about recruitment/intake and when students join the Greek Community both at Michigan and around the country. In addition to a literature review of previous research and assessment of peer institutions, a survey of our members has been developed to collect opinions surrounding recruitment, intake and when students join the Greek Community. The survey was made available to current students and alumni. .