SMU is a deferred recruitment campus, meaning chapters do not offer formal recruitment/intake opportunities for first-year students until the spring semester. Recruitment/intake only takes place during the fall and spring semesters. Students interested in joining one of our fraternities or sororities must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Student safety and well-being are our top priorities. Hazing is a violation of Texas law, the SMU Student Code of Conduct, and the inter/national policies for each of our fraternities and sororities. Report possible hazing activity HERE or send an anonymous text to 205-TXT2SMU.
As a reminder for those going through recruitment, only the organizations listed on this website are officially recognized and sanctioned by SMU and their respective Councils and therefore able to participate in SMU’s recruitment process and offer the benefits of the SMU Greek community to their members.
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life has received several reports of organized activities and recruitment by social groups who are not affiliated with SMU or the Greek community, including a group self-identifying as the “Theta Society,” and/or “The Society” despite the SMU chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta’s suspension from campus earlier this year. To be clear, the local Beta Sigma chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta is suspended through at least January 15, 2026, and is not recognized or sanctioned as an active organization at SMU by the Panhellenic Council, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, Inc., or SMU.
We want all SMU students interested in joining the SMU Greek community to be aware of their options and clear about the status of each chapter. Unrecognized student organizations may place individuals associated with their events or activities at risk due to the lack of affiliation with and oversight by an established national-level council or governing body. For additional information, you may review a complete listing of Student Organization Conduct Status at SMU.
If you are interested in joining the SMU Greek community, we invite you to learn more about the numerous, vibrant chapters across our four councils. If you have any questions regarding your Greek recruitment options, please do not hesitate to contact our office directly.