of Joining a Chapter
Kappa Phi is redefining fraternity as a lifelong brotherhood of leaders. We are constantly looking for young men of character,
leadership, achievement, service, and scholarship. We are interested in men who share our vision
and who are willing to uphold our standards of leadership, academics, financial
responsibility, and personal development.
local collegiate chapters participate in their campus’ recruitment efforts to
identify and select young men who will uphold and abide by our standards and
values. While each campus has different
nuances in their membership recruitment process, most follow a similar
model. Chapters on a campus will
organize a process designed to allow members to meet men interested in joining
their chapter. At the conclusion of this
process (which often takes a week), chapters extend a formal invitation to
membership, known as a bid. A young man
taking part in recruitment may receive bids from several fraternities, and it
is up to him to choose the fraternity with which he would like to
affiliate. If your son is interested in
taking part in recruitment, he should contact the University’s Office of
addition to the formal recruitment process, our chapters practice “365
recruitment”—recruiting new members throughout the year. This process is much more informal, and our
members get to know your son in settings such as philanthropy events, campus
athletics, student activities, or classes.
as your son researched, visited, and selected the college that best fit his
needs, you should encourage your son to seek out the fraternity that best fits
his personality, needs, and desires.
Your son will find that there is a place for everyone, even if it is not
Pi Kappa Phi. Remember, it is a mutual
selection process, and he must choose the fraternity that will provide the best
opportunities to him, just as our chapters must choose to select men who fit
well with the chapter.
be eligible to receive a bid from an undergraduate chapter, your son must meet
certain criteria in addition to the desire to uphold our values. He must have a minimum cumulative high school
GPA at or above 2.5 (if he is joining his first semester of college), a
cumulative college GPA at or above the all-men’s average on campus, or a
cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better.
Additionally, your son must be enrolled full-time in the institution
where the chapter is located.
each campus has specific requirements for men to affiliate with a
fraternity. These may include meeting a
certain number of academic credits before going through recruitment, or
additional GPA guidelines. By contacting
the Office of Fraternity/Sorority Affairs, your son can get all the
requirements he will need to fulfill to be eligible for a bid to membership.
your son is a legacy of Pi Kappa Phi, please be sure to let us know.