Become a Member
New Member Education Programs
Are you interested in joining our ever-growing family?
New Member Requirements
All potential new members or aspirants must meet certain criteria prior to the start of their new member education/pledge process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs staff.
Interested students should:
- Be at least a second semester freshman with 12 completed college credits.
- Have at least a 2.65 GPA
- Complete Fraternity and Sorority Life 101 on MyInvolvement.
- Transfer students must have a 3.0 GPA and also obtain an electronic copy of their unofficial transcript from their previous institution and attach it to the Fraternity and Sorority Life 101 form.
NOTE: Meeting the above stated criteria does not guarantee your acceptance into a fraternity or sorority.
Click here for a list of recognized organizations. These organizations have an official relationship with the university.
Joining Unrecognized Organizations
It is a violation of our Student Code of Conduct to affiliate with de-recognized organizations. View a list of these organizations.
List of eXceptional Organizations
eXceptional organizations have been authorized to include first semester freshmen in their membership intake program. An eXceptional chapter is one that has received the "exceptional chapter" designation in our chapter accreditation program; does not have any disciplinary history in the spring 2016 and/or recent conduct issues; has a 2.65 or higher GPA in its previous intake class; and has a chapter GPA at or above a 2.65.
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. | NPHC
- MALIK Fraternity, Inc. | MGFC
- Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity | IFC
- Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. | LGC
- Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority | NPC
- Gamma Rho Lambda Sorority, Inc. | MGFC
- Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. | LGC
- Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. | LGC
- Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc. | LGC
One Final Note
As you consider membership in any recognized club or organization, please understand that the University does not condone hazing in any form. If you suspect you are being hazed or if you know someone is being hazed, I strongly encourage you to report your observations; do not assume that nothing serious will happen as a result of the hazing activity. For more information on what constitutes hazing or to find out more information on how to report an incident, please visit www.albany.edu/stophazing or email email@example.com.
For more information regarding our fraternity and sorority community, please contact Arleny Alvarez-Peña, Assistant Director, Office of Student Involvement, at (518) 442-5566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.