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Culturally Based Organizations Intake

Culturally Based Organizations at the College of Charleston


When & How Can I Join?

Culturally Based organizations do not use a recruitment process similar to the one used by the Interfraternity Council or the Panhellenic Council. They have open recruitment periods that are deemed by the specific organization, not by a council. Specific requirements vary by organization. Check out an organization's local or national website for specific intake requirements.

Also, be aware that organizations will hold informational meetings to begin an intake process. These meetings will be advertised through this Office and the organization. These meetings are the beginning of the process of joining and are required for anyone to join.

If you are interested in joining one of these organizations, you can get to know the organizations by attending their events throughout the year. These are heavily advertised through social media from the organizations.

For additional information, please contact the Higdon Center for Student Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life at


To join a Culturally Based Organization you must:

  • be a full-time (taking a minimum of 12 credit hours) College of Charleston student
  • hold the minimum GPA required by the National Organization
  • attend the organization's formal interest meeting (professional attire required)
  • complete the National Organization's Requirements: