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Community Picture at Spring Greek Celebration

Going Greek

There are several steps to joining a Greek organization:

Recruitment/Membership Intake

Greek organizations gain new members during recruitment, also called “rush.” Organizations award “bids” to the students they wish to add to their membership. Recruitment is a competitive process and not all participants will be asked to join an organization.

New Member Education/Intake

If your child accepts a bid, he/she will meet the members and learn about the organization’s goals, purposes, and activities during a new member education. Education about hazing, alcohol and drug use, leadership development, academic successes and diversity appreciation is typically incorporated by the national Greek organization.

APSU enforces this education by requiring new members to read and sign a New Member Bill of Rights.


Once your child has successfully completed the new member education process, he/she will be initiated into the chapter, becoming a full member. As an initiated member, he/she will be expected to promote and model the values of the organization.