HOW CAN I JOIN?
In the fall, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) hosts an "organized" recruitment process that begins during the second week of classes with various informational events before each chapter begins their own recruitment activities. This organized process ends with Bid Day on September 12, 2021, 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.
WHAT IS RECRUITMENT LIKE?
The Interfraternity Council has 12 member fraternities that will participate in and host recruitment activities beginning the second week of classes. You need to register for this process. 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 private chapter recruitment events. The IFC recruitment events are intended to showcase each fraternity and allow men to interact and connect with members of each fraternity. Private chapter events are intended to allow you to focus your time and energies with your favorite chapters and get to know them and their members on a deeper level. Private chapter events start out as open invitation events for all men who have registered for recruitment and as the process continues on, will become invitation only in order to really decide who fits with their chapter 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 CHAPTER"
The “best chapter” and best chapter for you are often different. You should 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 chapter!”
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 Department of Public Safety.