In order to be eligible to go through recruitment or joining process, a Dartmouth student must have completed at least three terms of classes, have sophomore status, and be of good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
Per the Office of Greek Life Handbook and Greek Leadership Council Constitution, all potential new members seeking membership into a Greek organization at Dartmouth must complete the following programs: Expectations of Membership, Dartmouth Bystander Initiative (DBI), and all Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP) first-year requirements. There may be additional council-specific information sessions that are required by the governing sub-councils. Whether you want to join a fraternity, sorority, or gender-inclusive chapter, the programs are mandatory for everyone, regardless of class year.
The Expectations of Membership program is a video and quick questionnaire that can be accessed here. This session is facilitated by the Office of Greek Life to provide clarity to prospective members about the benefits and potential risks to joining a fraternity or sorority at Dartmouth College. This is an asynchronous experience that can be completed at your earliest convenience prior to joining a fraternity or sorority.
The Dartmouth Bystander Initiative (DBI) is specifically designed for potential new members and focuses on building skills to realistically check in & step in to keep each other safe. As a result of COVID, we had to transition the in-person workshop which is co-facilitated with Greek leaders to an online format. This online version is self-guided, will take approximately 45-60 minutes, and features older members sharing their experiences of interventions that have worked for them This is an asynchronous experience that should be completed prior to joining a fraternity or sorority. You can access it here by clicking the Greek-specific version.