Each semester, our community sponsors a one-week open house for students to come and learn about their groups. You may hear this period reffered to as "rush" or "new member recruitment" During this week each chapter holds several weeks that include barbeques, go-karting, movie nights and more. We encourage students of all majors and interests to come out to these free events. This is a great opportunity to meet the members of each chapter and gain an insight into what they are all about. All are welcome, and there is no requirement to come back or obligation to join.
We also encourage students to get to know the members of chapters outside of this week. The bond that forms the basis of brotherhood and sisterhood is process of time and hard to understand in one week.
Any Delaware Valley College student that has completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with at least a 2.2 cumulative GPA is eligible to join a fraternity or sorority.
Delaware Valley College is firmly committed to protecting our students from any form of hazing. All chapters are required to submit a comprehensive new member program (pledge program) to the Office of Student Activities for approval. All chapters, chapter members and potential new members are educated on hazing semesterly. Additionally, students are made aware of campus resources they can utilize if they believe they are being hazed or that others may be hazing.
If you have questions, comments or concerns about the new member process, please contact Matthew Kamiski, Director of Student Involvement 215.489.4129