To make this easier, we have tried to distill these down to the basic academic requirements at GSU, but we recoemmend you review the GSU Office of Greek Life website as well. While some may see the acedemic requirements as strict. they are designed to give you the tools to balance your academic life with greek life, so that you can enjoy both for a long time. You will see we do and by the looks of our alumni they continue to as well for a very long time.
IFC Rush & Eligibility
To be eligible to participate in recruitment, you must meet the following academic requirements:
- East Georgia students are not eligible to join fraternities and sororities.
- Students enrolled in the Georgia Tech program at Georgia Southern are eligible to join fraternities and sororities.
- Enrolled as a full-time (12 hrs) Georgia Southern student
- Incoming first year students (less than 12 hours of completed college work) must have a minimum 2.75 high school GPA as calculated by the Office of Admissions.
- The Office of Admissions calculates your GPA based on 4 English, 4 Math, 3 Social Science, 3 Science, and 2 foreign Language classes.
- Students with a 3.0 or higher high school GPA (as calculated by the Office of Admissions) will be allowed to participate in formal recruitment and receive open bids with no restrictions placed on their membership. However, if these students would like to receive extra academic support during their new member period, they may elect to participate in the Greek Incentive Program as described below.
- Students with a 2.75 or higher high school GPA (as calculated by the Office of Admissions) will be allowed to participate in formal recruitment and receive open bids. However, should these students be offered and accept membership into one of our fraternities or sororities, they MUST participate in the Greek Incentive Program as a condition of their membership.
Greek Incentive Program
- Students participating in this program must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student, having at least a 2.75 high school GPA (as calculated by the Office of Admissions).
- Show proof of having met with their academic advisor at least once during their new member period.
- Show proof of having participated in at least two pre-approved academic skills workshops during their new member period. These workshops should be a part of the chapter’s new member program and included in the calendar and program submitted to the Office of Greek Life.
- Meet with the Greek Life Graduate Assistant on a weekly basis throughout the new member period. Progress reports from each of the new member’s professors are to be submitted to the Graduate Assistant at this meeting.
- Students with a high school GPA of between 2.75 and 2.99 (as calculated by the Office of Admissions) must submit a completed "Greek Incentive Program Completion Form" to the Office of Greek Life prior to gaining permission to be initiated.
- Chapters that accept members with a high school GPA between a 2.75 and a 2.99 (as calculated by the Office of Admissions) are responsible for ensuring that all such new members complete the Greek Incentive Program. New members that do not successfully complete the Greek Incentive Program are not to be initiated by the chapter. Any chapter that does not follow through with this will not be allowed to offer membership to potential new members with high school GPAs between a 2.75 and a 2.99 during the next fall recruitment period.
- Students who have completed 12 or more hours of college work must have a 2.5 cumulative college GPA in order to participate in formal recruitment or receive open bids.
- These requirements are set by the university and apply to all Greek-letter organizations. However, individual chapters may require a higher GPA when making membership decisions.