FAQ

How and when can I join a fraternity or sorority at UNH?

The formal recruitment process takes place every fall semester but every house is open to new member intake 365 days a year. Please register for sorority recruitment here. The fraternity recruitment process takes place 365 days a year. That being said, to register for fraternity recruitment, please click here. 

What is hazing? 

Hazing is officially defined as any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate.

What’s the policy on hazing? 

UNH and the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life enforce a strict No Hazing Policy. If you or someone you know has been hazed or you’ve witnessed an act of hazing, please call the Hazing Hotline at (603) 862-3686.

Hazing Prevention 

The Hazing Prevention Pledge

I pledge to prevent hazing before it occurs, stop hazing when I see it happening, report it when I know it has transpired, and help empower others to do the same in their organizations, schools and communities.

I join others to:

  • Recognize the harm that hazing can cause both physically and psychologically;
  • Condemn the act of hazing on all levels;
  • Admonish those who haze and those who enable hazing through their silence, and;
  • Be an advocate for the prevention of hazing
  • By signing this pledge, I/we agree to have my/our name(s) posted on the HazingPrevention.Org website, National Hazing Prevention Week website, social media sites and other public locations.

Resources:

What can you do? Be a change agent and not a bystander: Bystanders

UNH Hazing Hotline: (603) 862-3686

How much does joining a fraternity/sorority cost?

Every chapter has different membership dues and requirements. Regardless of the bargain that some may feel they get from being a member of Fraternity and Sorority Life, it does cost money. Every chapter is designed to accommodate their members so that they can afford the experience. In this case, payment plans and even scholarships are given in assistance.

How will joining affect my GPA?

Although Fraternity & Sorority Life may seem like a major time commitment, academics always come first. Every chapter has minimum GPA requirements as does the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Further, academic support is always being offered at UNH. Tutoring programs, study sessions and educational support workshops are always available to help you reach your goals.

How do I find out more about recruitment programs?

To find out more about our programming such as Grand Chapter, Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards, New Member Education, Recruitment and Hazing Prevention please reach out to our council or Fraternity and Sorority Life coordinator. The programs we offer are dynamic and intentional. The programs brought to the Fraternity and Sorority Life community engage our members to be better men and women on the campus and in the community. 

The formal recruitment process takes place every fall semester but every house is open to new member intake 365 days a year. Please register for sorority recruitment here. The fraternity recruitment process takes place 365 days a year.To register for fraternity recruitment, please click here. 

Hazing is officially defined as any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate.

UNH and the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life enforce a strict No Hazing Policy. If you or someone you know has been hazed or you’ve witnessed an act of hazing, please call the Hazing Hotline at (603) 862-3686.

Hazing Prevention 

The Hazing Prevention Pledge

I pledge to prevent hazing before it occurs, stop hazing when I see it happening, report it when I know it has transpired, and help empower others to do the same in their organizations, schools and communities.

I join others to:

  • Recognize the harm that hazing can cause both physically and psychologically;
  • Condemn the act of hazing on all levels;
  • Admonish those who haze and those who enable hazing through their silence, and;
  • Be an advocate for the prevention of hazing
  • By signing this pledge, I/we agree to have my/our name(s) posted on the HazingPrevention.Org website, National Hazing Prevention Week website, social media sites and other public locations.

Resources:

Be a change agent and not a bystander: Bystanders

UNH Hazing Hotline: (603) 862-3686