Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.
Council membership (Traditional membership)
Please contact our Chancellor or a brother knight to request a Form 100 Membership Application.
Once we receive your application, it will be referred to the Admission Committee. They will then reach out to you to discuss in more detail the Knights of Columbus and our council and will be able to answer any questions you may have. They will then present your application through the Chancellor for a vote at our next council meeting. Once your application has been voted on, our Financial Secretary will contact you to arrange for you to attend your First Degree, the first stage of initiation in our order. Once you have completed your First Degree, you are a member of the Knights of Columbus,
During your first year, our First Year Mentor will be your guide and resource to ensure you are acclimated into the council and become involved.
Looking to remove as many potential obstacles to Catholic gentlemen joining the knights, in 2018 the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council created a new way to join the Order through its e-membership program. While making the various degrees, joining and becoming active in a local council is the ultimate goal of the program, we encourage Catholic gentlemen interested in “dipping their toe” into our Order to consider joining through this initiative. At any time, “e-members” may join (and are encouraged) to join a local council of their choosing. Please complete the online application today to get started!
Please review the following videos to learn more about becoming a member of the largest international fraternity of Catholic men!