Skip to main content

Requirements for Membership

Norfolk State University

Requirements for Membership Intake into Fraternities and Sororities

Fraternities and sororities on suspension or probation are not eligible to conduct membership intake activities. All interested students, organization members and graduate members participating in ANY membership intake activities are required to sign a receipt acknowledging they have received and understand the University’s Hazing Policy.

  1. The semester of membership intake, a prospective member must:
    1. be at least a sophomore (completed a minimum of 30 semester hours);
    2. be a full-time, matriculating student (minimum of 12 hours);
    3. have been a full-time student completing a minimum of twelve (12) hours at Norfolk State University during the Fall semester; and
    4. have a minimum cumulative GPA of  2.50 and a minimum GPA of 2.50 the preceding semester, grades of “I” (Incomplete) are not accepted.  
    5. Transfer students must have completed a minimum of 30 hours and have been enrolled the preceding semester as a full-time student completing a minimum of twelve (12) hours at Norfolk State University with appropriate GPA as stated in #4 above.
    6. The following offices must approve each prospective member:
      1. Student Services/Dean of Students – For verification that the student is not on “disciplinary or probation sanctions”. All sanctions must be removed/ cleared prior to January 10, 2020.
      2. Registrar -- For verification of required GPA, classification and semester hours
      3. Office of Student Activities & Leadership -- For overall approval: 
        NOTE: Approval by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership does not guarantee acceptance into the organization. 
    7. Must have attend the NSU Mandatory Informational/Hazing held on October 6, 2019
    8. Must complete the Hazing Prevention-Misconception Pitfall Training  by December 14, 2019
    9. Advisors must notify students within 24 hours upon receipt of disapproval from the Office of  Student Activities & Leadership. Students who have been disapproved by the Office of Student   Activities & Leadership will have three (3) business days to submit a letter of appeal and documentation for review. 

​  Note: Some Organizations may have additional requirements outside of The University Requirements.