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How to Join Linfield FSL

How to Join Linfield's Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)

  • Register for sorority recruitment: open to women (for the purpose of participation in Panhellenic recruitment, woman is defined as an individual who consistently lives and self-identifies as a woman.)
  • Register for fraternity recruitment: open to men, transgender persons who identify themselves as men, and nonbinary persons interested in joining the fraternity community

Recruitment eligibility

In order to be eligible to participate in fraternity or sorority recruitment activities, you must meet the following criteria.

  • Have completed a full semester at Linfield OR another higher education institution as a transfer student
    • AP/IB, dual enrollment, and high school transfer credits do not apply
  • Have a 2.00 cumulative Linfield University GPA
  • Be enrolled full-time at Linfield University
  • Not be subject to any pending or active conduct violations or sanctions
  • Participate in an information session sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Linfield University abides by a deferred joining policy for Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL).

While first-year, non-transfer students cannot join a chapter until the spring recruitment process in February, there are opportunities for you to get to know fraternity and sorority members and their chapters during the fall semester through open houses and chapter philanthropy events. 

The FSL community wants to get to know you and the best way to do that is to be open to new opportunities and to attend these events, ask questions, and be yourself!

Follow @linfieldfsl on social media to keep up with what our community is up to!

Recruitment information

The shared values of all Linfield FSL chapters are scholarship, service, philanthropy, leadership and brotherhood or sisterhood.

All of our chapters practice values-based recruitment. Whether or not you ultimately find your home in Linfield FSL, going through the recruitment process is a great way to get involved and meet more students on campus.

Linfield FSL provides two opportunities for recruitment each academic year.

Fall continuous open recruitment

Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors

Fall recruitment, also referred to as Continuous Open Bidding (COB) is one opportunity to join a chapter at Linfield.

Spring primary formal recruitment

Open to all grade levels

Spring recruitment takes place in the first month of the spring semester. It is a more structured process than fall recruitment. There are events each night during the week. Plan ahead and manage your time appropriately.

Financial obligations

Review Linfield's financial transparency document for:

Chapter fees

Fees differ among individual chapters. New members can expect to pay higher dues their first semester than in subsequent ones. The fees go toward the Inter/Nationals, chapter operating expenses and social functions. Additional costs throughout the semester will go toward chapter meal plans, pictures, gifts, t-shirts, etc.

Ask about the financial obligations of membership during the recruitment process.

Council fees

The Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils at Linfield University assess council dues to each new and active member of the fraternity and sorority community at Linfield University. These dues will be charged to your chapter each semester you are a member of a Greek organization.

The fee is $15 for Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council members. The fee goes toward increased safety initiatives and resources as well as educational and Greek unity activities.