Greek Life

Welcome to the Pepperdine Greek Home Page! This resource is your avenue to learning more about the Greek community here at Pepperdine. Our community is a progressive and dynamic group of 8 national sororities and 5 national fraternities dedicated to living lives of "purpose, service, and leadership."

Our desire with this website is for you to learn what it means to be a Pepperdine Greek. In the end, we believe you will find a progressive community full of men and women dedicated to making a positive impact on Pepperdine's campus.  

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way.

Greek Leadership Team

Upcoming Fall Recruitment

Panhellenic Fall Recruitment:

Did you know that almost 30% of undergraduate women at Pepperdine join a sorority? Participating in sorority recruitment in the fall is one of many ways to get plugged into campus, establish solid friendships, and personally develop into strong leaders. This first step to joining a sorority is to register for recruitment to learn more about sorority life and find your best match with the chapters. Pepperdine has seven National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities that participate in primary recruitment in the fall semester. The first day to register for Panhellenic recruitment is August 1, 2019! If you're undecided about registering and participating in Panhellenic recruitment, that's OK! The absolute last day to register for recruitment is Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 5PM! No exceptions can be made for this deadline.


Because we know that there are a lot of questions regarding Greek Life and its role on campus, Panhellenic hosts "Pre-Recruitment" Events one week prior to formal recruitment to allow potential new members (PNMs) an opportunity to meet sorority women and ask questions about membership and commitments. Pre-Recruitment events are FREE, optional, and non-committal! Panhellenic highly encourages any woman who is even slightly interested in sorority life to come out to one of all of the Pre-Recruitment events. The events are below:


"Meet the Chapters" Night- Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Campus Rec Field, 5PM-7PM
The sororities will set up informational tables and talk with you one-on-one to answer your questions about membership, involvement, and opportunities. The Panhellenic Executive Board and recruitment counselors will also be present to help you register for recruitment.


"Pre-Recruitment" Event- Friday, September 6, 2019

Campus Rec Field, 5PM-7PM
Start your weekend off with another opportunity to meet more sorority members and fellow PNMs. Come for an interactive photo booth and a sweet treat. There will be plenty of time to mingle and have fun to unwind from the second week of classes!

"PNM Orientation"- Wednesday, September 11, 2019

This meeting is mandatory for all women who have registered for recruitment at this point (unless there is class, scheduled work, or another standing commitment). Here registered PNMs will learn the details and schedule of formal recruitment as well as meet the staff, Panhellenic Executive Board, and the recruitment guides. PNM Guidebooks will be distributed and recruitment groups will meet for the first time together. If you miss PNM Orientation, the Panhellenic Executive Board and Greek Life staff will catch you up to speed in time for formal recruitment!

Formal Recruitment

To join a sorority, a woman must be an undergraduate member or Pepperdine University and have registered and paid the recruitment fee of $30. PNMs should attend all recruitment events and keep an open mind throughout the recruitment process to have the best opportunities to join a chapter. Each day must be attended and PNMs must attend all scheduled events for each night. In the event of class, University commitments, or other previously scheduled conflicts, Panhellenic provided excuse forms to documents absences. Below is the Panhellenic recruitment schedule:

    • Open House- Friday, September 13
    • Sisterhood Night- Saturday, September 14
    • Preference Night- Sunday September 15
    • Bid Night- Monday, September 16


Still not sure if joining a sorority in the fall is right for you? That's perfectly fine too! Pepperdine has so many opportunities to explore, some women wait a semester (or even a year or two) before making the decision to go Greek. During spring semesters, some chapters hold informal spring recruitment to build their membership. Ask the Greek Life Advisor about spring recruitment opportunities!

Please visit to download recruitment resources, register for Panhellenic recruitment, and learn about sorority life.

National Pan-Hellenic (Divine Nine) Recruitment Dates:

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, most commonly known as the "Divine Nine", is a national council of nine historically African-American Greek-letter organizations. Pepperdine is proud to host two NPHC chapters, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. While the chapters honor their proud heritage, membership into the NPHC is open to all students who are interested in the organization. To be eligible to join Alpha Kappa Alpha or Alpha Phi Alpha, a student must have completed one semester of college credit and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. First-year students are first eligible spring semester and returning sophomores through seniors may join in the fall.

Meet the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha at Panhellenic and IFC recruitment pre-recruitment events! They will also table so that you can get to know all chapters of Greek Life! Each chapter will advertise their own intake (recruitment) events at a later date in fall semester so be on the look out for flyers and advertisement!.

Come by HAWC 112 or email the Greek Life Advisor  for more information about their membership intake processes! 


Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

Pepperdine's Interfraternity Council (IFC) is a council of nationally recognized fraternities that are dedicated to service, campus involvement, academic excellence, and philanthropy. With one in five men Greek-affiliated, our fraternity makes up a vital part of the campus. Wondering if Greek membership is for you? Register for IFC recruitment starting August 1, 2019 and attend "Meet the Chapters" Night on Thursday, September 12, 2019 to visit with all four IFC chapters and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated to see the similarities and difference between each group.  


Fraternity recruitment is casual but all men MUST be registered and pay the recruitment fee to receive a bid at the end of the recruitment process. The cost of registration is as follows:

  • Early Bird Registration: $15 until August 1- September 11
  • Regular Registration: $20 September 12 until midnight that night

The final day to pay and register for recruitment is Thursday, September 12 by midnight! No exceptions will be made to this deadline!


IFC recruitment takes places both on and off campus with different activities such as pick-up basketball, go-karts, beach days, the driving range, and lots of free food. But with all of these activities, the most important aspect of recruitment is talking to the brothers and determining whether their chapter values align with your own. All fraternity potential new members (PNMs) must attend at least two different chapters' events to exercise an open mind within the fraternities. You can visit as many chapters per day as the schedule allows and you can attend as few or as many events as you like. See the IFC recruitment schedule below:


  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019- IFC BBQ Pre-Recruitment (come for a free BBQ dinner and a chance to meet some chapter members)
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019- "Meet the Chapters" Night
  • Friday, September 13- Wednesday, September 18, 2019- IFC recruitment events (open to all PNMs)
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019- Final Impressions Night- The final opportunity to express your interest in membership with fraternities before invite-only events in an open house fashion
  • Friday, September 20, 2019- Interview Night (chapter invitation only)
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019- Preference Night/Dinner (chapter invitation only)
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019- Bid Night (chapter invitation only- bids given out)
  • Monday, September 23, 2019- Bid Signing Day (all PNMs must come by the Greek Life Advisor's office in the HAWC to accept a bid)



Still not sure if joining a fraternity in the fall is right for you? That's perfectly fine too! Pepperdine has so many opportunities to explore, some men wait a semester (or even a year or two) before making the decision to go Greek. During spring semesters, some chapters hold informal spring recruitment to build their membership. Ask the Greek Life Advisor about spring recruitment opportunities!

Please visit to download recruitment resources and learn about fraternity life.

For more information please contact:

Allison Green
Assistant Director for Student Activities/Greek Life Advisor
Student Activities
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-6569