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Potential Members

One of the easiest ways to get involved at UK is to explore our fraternity and sorority community. Not all of your undergraduate education can be learned in a classroom or textbook. There are certain lessons and skills you will learn through shared experiences and relationships. Joining a fraternity or sorority at the University of Kentucky is a great way to get involved on campus, participate in community service and philanthropic activities, form life-long friendships, and have opportunities for leadership and personal development.

Below are resources and information to help you learn more about what it means to be a fraternity man or sorority woman. Making the decision to be a member of a fraternity or sorority is a life-long commitment, and we want to provide you with all of the information to make an informed choice about which organization will be right for you. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us through the links to the right or fill out an information request form using the button below.

The 2019-2020 Fraternity & Sorority Life Guide is now available to learn more about our community and how to join. 


How to Join

Thinking about joining a fraternity or sorority? There can be a lot to know and understand about the different recruitment and intake processes for all of our groups. Some chapters participate in a formal recruitment organized by their council while others organize their own process individually. We've put together all of the information you need to know on our How to Join page, and links are below for registration for IFC Fraternity Recruitment and Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment for the Fall 2018 semester. 


Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled answers to some of our most asked questions and information into one place here on our website. Follow the link here to learn more.


What is a potential member? Who is a legacy, and what does that mean? 

Every group has its own language, and fraternity & sorority life is no exception. Learn some of the common terms used in fraternity and sorority life here.

Tips for Potential Members

We've compiled some suggestions and tips for students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority at the University of Kentucky. Be sure to check them out and don't hesitate to contact the Fraternity & Sorority Life staff is you have more questions at

Hazing Prevention

Membership in a fraternity or sorority should help you grow as a student, leader, and friend. This growth is not achieved through hazing or other destructive activities. The University of Kentucky has a no-tolerance policy for hazing. The University is involved in several projects and activities aimed at hazing prevention, education, and culture change in all organizations at the University--not just fraternities and sororities. You can learn more about the University's efforts at and view the University's Hazing Prevention Policy here.

Additional Hazing Prevention resources include: