University of Vermont

Greek Life

Fraternity Recruitment

As members of a college fraternity, students make a commitment to a brotherhood and friendship that will expand far beyond their college experience, as well as to the values of their organization and the UVM FSL community. While membership in a fraternity provides friendship, social events, and networking opportunities – there is an expectation that members will create spaces that promote inclusion, safety, and support for current and future generations of members.

Fraternities at the University of Vermont recruit through an unstructured recruitment process – meaning that there is no structured timeframe in which they recruit, and each fraternity chapter will hold their own events with specified times and locations. During these events, potential new members will be able to meet and get to know brothers, what their fraternity experience has been like so far, and how the fraternity experience can benefit them now and past their college experience. 


How much time does a fraternity take?
Participating in any worthwhile activity always requires an investment of one's time. Participating in a fraternity is like any co-curricular activity; it requires a time investment. The benefit of membership in the fraternal community at UVM is the opportunity for a well-rounded college experience that includes learning how to balance academics, work, campus involvement and social commitments.

How much does it cost?
Each chapter's dues vary depending on the Chapter. You can find this information here (please embed “Fraternity Financial Information” here) – please make sure to review this document and ask clarifying questions to chapter leaders as you should be thinking about the financial commitment of joining a fraternity.

What about academics? 
All UVM fraternal organizations have GPA requirements to join and to maintain an active member.  GPA requirements are set individually by each chapter.  All Gold Level chapters have above a 2.5 minimum GPA requirement for membership.  Many chapters have different GPA requirements for incoming first years and continuing students (sophomore, junior and senior).

How do I get in contact with a chapter ?
First, you can contact the IFC VP of Recruitment and Programming, Isaac Salem, at He will have information about each chapter’s recruitment schedule and will be able to answer any general questions you may have. In addition, you can contact individual chapters on your own as well, and their information can be found here.

Recognized chapters:

Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR)
Delta Tau Delta  (Delts, DTD)
Delta Upsilon (DU)
Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig)
Phi Mu Delta (PMD)
Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE)
Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kapp)
Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp, SPE)
Sigma Phi Society (Sigma Phi)

Unrecognized chapters:

Chapters not recognized by the University of Vermont do not have privileges on campus.  
Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi)
Lambda Iota
Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)


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