The Intake Process
New Membership Intake is the process of joining an organization within the Multicultural Greek Council. Each organization's intake process differs from one another. This may include interviews, group activities, and studying the values and traditions of the organization. This process takes place with the involvement of both undergraduates and advisors. MGC organizations traditionally have membership intake once a year at various times, either in the Fall and/or Spring semesters.
Prior to participation in the membership intake process, MGC organizations usually advertise informational sessions for prospective members. These informational sessions afford prospective members the opportunity to learn more about the organization, including their specific requirements for membership.
To learn more about an organization, potential members are encouraged to attend informational sessions as well as speak to current members. Every Fall semester the Multicultural Greek Council hosts a it's largest event. Recruitment Showcase gives potential members an opportunity to learn more about all of the MGC organizations and speak to current members who are present.
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Why Go Greek?
Sororities and fraternities have been serving the University of Florida campus since 1884. These organizations are rooted in founding principles that foster academic achievement, leadership, community service, and life-long friendships. Greek organizations are groups of men and women who come together to form a personal network of individuals with similar ideals, interests, and a mutual pursuit of a well-rounded college education. Advantages include:
- A support group to help make the adjustment to college easier.
- Scholastic resources to help students achieve their academic goals.
- Leadership skills acquired through hands-on experience.
- Encouragement to get involved and maximize potential on campus.
- Opportunities for active participation in community service projects.
- National research has shown that involvement in sororities and fraternities increases students' chances of graduating from college.
- Membership in a sorority or fraternity is for a lifetime. Many alumni return to campus for football and other special events. Most chapters at UF have newsletters and special weekends for alumni. These activities promote lifetime friendships that extend beyond individual chapters and include members of the national Greek community.
The University of Florida's goal is to be a “hazing-free university.” This will only happen with the cooperation of all involved: potential new members, members and leaders of student organizations, advisors, coaches, faculty, staff, and parents. Together we can make this campus a hazing-free zone.
If you become aware of a hazing incident, or are concerned that what is being asked of you may be hazing, please report it to either organizational advisor, the University of Florida Police Department or to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. By reporting hazing violations, you help yourself, the organization, the University, and you may possibly be saving a life.
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