Fraternity and Sorority Multicultural Intake

The University of San Diego is currently home to three culturally based fraternity and sorority organizations: Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc. (APS), Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. (NAK), and Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. (STP). FSMC recruitment, commonly referred to as "intake," typically begins with an interest meeting hosted by the chapter where interested students can meet active chapter members, ask questions, and learn more about the intake process. 

To learn more about each chapter and their respective intake process, please reach out to them directly.

Alpha Pi Sigma: 
Nu Alpha Kappa:
Sigma Theta Psi: 

Learning About FSMC Chapters

Culturally-based fraternities and sororities at USD have their own recruitment and intake processes, so it is important for interested students to do their research on each organization ahead of time.

Think about your values, your identities, your culture, and why you might be interested in joining. Culturally-based fraternities and sororities may be historically Latino/a/x, Asian, Native/Indigenous, Black, and/or multicultural. While membership is open to all, these backgrounds significantly shape the membership experience and create lifelong brotherhoods and sisterhoods based on shared values. National organization websites, chapter social media, and talking with active chapter members can be a great way to gain a deeper understanding of each organization.

Other questions to consider might include:

  • What are the organizational values?
  • What makes them feel like brothers/sisters/family?
  • What leadership opportunities are there?
  • What is the financial commitment for membership?
  • What is the time commitment for membership?
  • What does involvement look like as alumni?
  • What contributions have members made to the greater organization and community?

Recruitment & Intake

For the Spring 2021 semester, all recruitment and intake is currently planned to be fully virtual.

Each FSMC chapter begins their intake process by hosting an event or series of events where interested students can meet active chapter members, ask questions about the national organization, and learn more about the intake process. Examples of these events have included community service, game nights, lunch/dinner, roller skating, study sessions, dance/exercise classes, crafting and creative arts, trivia, and more.

Following an informational event, interested students may be asked to submit an application and/or resume, as well as participate in interviews to help the chapter get to know them better. The rest of the intake process is focused on providing safe and healthy new member education, which includes learning about one another, the chapter and Council history, and the responsibilities of membership, before crossing into the organization and becoming a neo or new member.

The best way to stay up to date on interest meetings and events is to follow the chapter's social media or the FSMC Instagram. Interested students can also reach out to or with any questions or for more information.