Membership Intake Seminar

All students planning to join a fraternity or sorority at Bethune-Cookman University must attend a MANDATORY Greek Life Intake Seminar.  The seminars will be held throughout the semester.  Attendance is only required once.  No student who has not attended a seminar will be allowed to participate in Membership Intake.

Membership Intake Regulations

Recruitment activities can only be scheduled during the period designated by the University and only by those active organizations which are approved members of Greek Life as stipulated in this document. No student may be in a group or organized interest club, pay fees or perform duties or assignments before the new membership intake program and schedule are approved by the University and officially begin.

It is required that all new membership intake activities be coordinated through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The annual schedule and procedures for new membership intake are determined by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and are provided to the appropriate persons at the designated time or upon request. Only one list of names will be accepted and any organization that processes ineligible persons will be penalized.

No organization may proceed with membership intake before written approval on individual candidates’ academic and judicial status has been received by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. If grade reports appear to be inaccurate, individual candidates should contact the Registrar’s Office; however, candidates must be eligible at time of clearance (including the resolution of ALL holds on a student’s account).

Compliance with University minimum requirements for application eligibility does not guarantee that a student will be selected or voted on for membership into an organization. 

Membership Intake Restrictions

Perspective Members: To be eligible or considered for membership into any Greek organization, the University requires that a student meet the following criteria:

a) Completed a total of 12 credit hours during the academic semester prior to the intake semester.

b) Received a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 during the academic semester prior to the intake semester.

c) Be currently enrolled in a total of 12 credit hours during the academic semester in which intake is being held.

d) Be in good judicial standing (meaning clear judicial record defined as not currently on probation, suspended or expelled; no case pending, opened or closed within one year of intent to participate in membership intake; or no history of major violations, i.e. drugs, assault, harassment or possession/use of a weapon) with the University per the Office of Student Conduct.

Compliance with University minimum requirements for application eligibility does not guarantee that a student will be selected or voted on for membership in an organization. 

Some organizations require a higher cumulative average, giving the option to a chapter to use the University’s minimum requirement. Beyond minimum requirements, organizations have the right to select their members by criteria approved by the national governing body of the organization and accepted by the University as a fair policy. These criteria must be documented in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

New Member Presentations

a) All new member presentations must be approved by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and must take place on campus in the Performing Arts Center as designated by the University intake schedule and as approved at the time of petition hearings.

b) All new member presentation must receive written approval by the organizations chapter advisor and submitted to the Office of Student Fraternity and Sorority Life as designated by the University intake schedule.

c) There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to any other time periods or forms of expression (before, during, or after the intake period).

d) No pre or post new membership presentation shows on or off campus.