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.
Registration for Fall 2022 Fraternity Recruitment will open on June 1st, 2022. Please note, there is a $5 fee for recruitment registration.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
WHAT IS RECRUITMENT LIKE?
The Interfraternity Council has 13 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 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.