HOW CAN I JOIN?
In the fall, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) hosts an "organized" recruitment process that occurs during the first few weeks of classes with various informational events before each chapter begins their own recruitment activities. This organized process ends with Bid Day, which is the first time you can formally accept a bid with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Registration for this process is required. After this period, organizations can continue to recruit, and most likely will, in order to start preparing for their spring new member class! This process is replicated in the spring but on a smaller scale.
Fall 2023 Fraternity Recruitment Dates
Fall 2023 Fraternity Recruitment will begin the first week of the fall semester and end in mid-September, August 24th - September 10th. Recruitment will kick off on Friday, August 18th with the Meet the Fraternities BBQ, followed by Fraternity Recruitment Orientation on Tuesday, August 22nd.
Chapter-specific events will begin on Thursday, August 24th with events being held at various locations on and around campus and conclude with Fraternity Bid Day on Sunday, September 10th. Each fraternity will host a series of 5 events held between August 24th and September 8th. These events begin as open to all that are interested, and as the process continues will become invitation only (this will be indicated on the chapter's recruitment schedule, which will be posted on their Instagram account).
Registration for Fall 2023 Fraternity Recruitment will open on May 1st. Please note, there is a $5 fee for recruitment registration.
For more information follow IFC on Instagram @utah_ifc
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
WHAT IS RECRUITMENT LIKE?
The Interfraternity Council has 11 member fraternities that will participate in and host recruitment activities beginning the first week of classes. You need to register for this process and there is a $5 registration fee. Registering for recruitment helps chapters know who is interested, how to contact them, and allows us to verify GPAs with the University.
In the fall, we combine aspects of both formal and informal recruitment to create an "organized" recruitment experience. This means there will be a combination of both community-wide IFC recruitment events (in which all fraternities participate) and individual fraternity-hosted recruitment events. The IFC recruitment events are intended to showcase each fraternity and allow potential new members to interact and connect with members of each fraternity. Individual fraternity-hosted events are intended to allow potential new members to focus their time and energies with specific fraternities of interest, to get to know them and their members on a deeper level. These fraternity-hosted events start out as open invitation events for all potential new members who have registered for recruitment. As the process continues, events will become invitation only in order to really decide who fits with their organization the best.
Each spring, this same process is replicated by on a smaller scale. While we can almost guarantee each fraternity will be recruiting during the fall semester, it is possible that not all fraternities will recruit in the spring.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
AN INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE
This is an individual experience! You might have friends who are members of fraternities or are also looking to join the same semester as you are. The organization best for them might not be the best for you and that’s okay!
THERE IS A COST TO MEMBERSHIP
Fraternity and sorority members are responsible for dues to the chapter. These dues are used to pay for community service and philanthropic projects, social events, membership development events, chapter house usage (if applicable), organizational attire, parent/family and alumni events, insurance and national fees, as well as general chapter expenses. If a student accepts an invitation to join, they may be asked to sign a membership and financial responsibilities agreement. Students are encouraged to review all agreements carefully and discuss them with their parents or support networks before making a decision.
Membership Dues Average Cost - Fraternities: $450 - $1200+
Dues can be either all inclusive, pay as you go, or a combination of both. Dues tend to be higher during the first-semester of membership due to joining fee's related to insurance, initiation materials, headquarters expenses, etc.
THERE IS NO "BEST FRATERNITY"
The “best fraternity” and best fraternity for you are often different. Each organization presents different values, opportunities, and membership experiences. You should seek to join the fraternity where you feel most comfortable; has members you enjoy spending time with; and has goals, interests, and values that match your own. And spoiler alert: there is no “best fraternity!”
NO ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR HAZING
Alcohol, drugs, and hazing are not tolerated in the fraternity and sorority community and should not be part of the recruitment process. If you feel uncomfortable with any part of the recruitment process, contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Office of the Dean of Students, or the University Safety Department.