Recruitment is a year long process that fraternities and sororities host in order to meet new people and introduce them to all that Greek Life has to offer. Most of the chapters at Rider can offer membership to anyone at anytime, provided they meet the values based requirements established by the National organization or the University. All Rider students must complete 12 Rider University credits and achieve a 2.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible to participate in recruitment. It is important to remember that it's never too late to join! Joining a fraternity or sorority isn't just something to do when you are a first year student - sophomores, juniors and even seniors sometimes join and since it's a life-time membership, there are many ways to be involved even as an alumni.
Fall Recruitment is the time at the beginning of the fall semester when the chapters have individual events to introduce students to their organizations. Formal Recruitment is the time at the beginning of the spring semester when the chapters have the most structured events and info sessions to introduce students to their organizations. Typically, this is when the majority of chapters will distribute invitations to membership (bids). All of the chapters will host events together as well as individually each semester to help students make the decision about which chapter is the best fit for his/her personality. Women interested in finding out recruitment dates and Formal Recruitment information for NPC Chapters can do so through Campus Director.