Ways to Get Involved

Wildcat Connection

With over 500 student organizations at Northwestern, getting involved is easy. Learn more about our student organizations by visiting Wildcat Connection, Northwestern's student organization directory. Once you log-in to Wildcat Connection with your NetID and password you can explore all our student organizations from A cappella groups and theatre organizations to community service groups and sport clubs. On Wildcat Connection you can:

  • Find student organizations' social media pages
  • Search upcoming events
  • Contact organizations directly

Leadership Opportunities

There are a number of ways to lead and get involved at Northwestern. Here are some great leadership and employment opportunities within the Division of Student Affairs that will give you the chance to lead and collaborate, gain experience, and make a lasting impact on the community.

For more information visit our Leadership & Job Opportunities Page.

Recruitment to Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities conduct recruitment and intake events, activities, and informational sessions at various times during the year. Intake is the term NPHC organizations and most MGC organizations use to bring new members into an organization. In 1990, all 9 NPHC groups prohibited "pledging" and began a process called 'intake'.

The recruitment process is either council or chapter coordinated, depending on which organization you are interested in joining. However, no freshman may be in the new member process until Winter Quarter, or enter a fraternity or sorority house during the first two weeks of the academic year. Transfer, sophomore, junior, or senior students may join a fraternal organization during Fall Quarter.

Visit our FSL site for more information on recruitment.