Recruitment phases

Recruitment operations by Greek Life organizations at St. John's University are conducted in both the fall and spring of each academic year. At the beginning of each semester, each fraternity and sorority will be given two weeks to attract potential new members through "rush" events, which are events offered by fraternities and sororities across campus to allow students to identify and appropriate their interests for each organization. Potential new members are not only encouraged to attend events from Phi Delta Chi, but also those of other Greek Life organizations to experience the diversity of Greek Life at St. John's University. All rush events are free of charge, and are non-binding by any form. Attendance of our rush events will forward your eligibility for a bid from Phi Delta Chi. 

Each semester, two Brothers of Phi Delta Chi will serve as the organizer of rush events and the designated contact for potential new members. Any questions or concerns about rush events or recruitment should be directed to these Brothers, as their contact information can be found on this website, our Facebook page, or Instagram page. Additionally, a rush banner that includes the rush events of each semester, which includes the contact information of each rush organizer can be found on our social media pages. Pictured below is the banner for the current rush period. 



All students who are enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. John's University are encouraged to attend the rush events of Phi Delta Chi. Students who meet the following requirements will be eligible for a bid which will further their recruitment into Phi Delta Chi, as determined by the Beta Alpha Chapter: 

  • Completion of 12 academic credits

  • Enrolled as a full-time student at St. John's University, Queens Campus

  • Enrolled in St. John's University's PharmD. program

  • Owning at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of rush

  • Attendance of two social rush events, and one informational event

  • Completion of a formal interview

"You can always debate about what you should have done. The question is what are you going to do?"

-Hubert H. Humphrey, Theta Chapter of Phi Delta Chi and 38th Vice President of the United States