IFC Formal Recruitment

Formal Recruitment is a structured process for you to learn more about joining a fraternity and for fraternities to ask men to join their chapter. The week begins on Monday with orientation where you will meet your Rho Chi (recruitment counselor), be told what is expected for the week, and ask a panel of Rho Chi’s any questions you might have.


Orientation (Tuesday January 24) All recruits are REQUIRED to attend this orientation session in Bush Auditorium in order to be a part of spring recruitment. During this session, the IFC Executive Board and the Rho Chi’s will be introduced, and an overview of Men’s Recruitment will be presented. We will also have some time for questions and answers about Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Chapter Night (Friday, January 25) Recruits will meet in Bush Auditorium between 6:30 P.M. through 7:00 P.M. Recruits will be split into different groups and brought to each chapter house at Rollins College by their Rho Chis. Each group will have 25 minutes at each chapter house on this night. The event should begin at 7:00 P.M. and end at 10:00 P.M.

Barbeque Night on Mills Lawn(Saturday, January 26) Recruits will meet in Bush Auditorium between 5:30 P.M to 6:00 P.M. They will then be released from here to Mills Lawn, where all chapters will be located. All chapters will be on Mills Lawn barbequing in a designated space for the chapters. We recommend that recruits visit at least four different chapters on this night. This event should begin at 6:00 P.M. and last until 9:00 P.M.

Invite Night (Sunday, January 27) Recruits will receive an email for the FSL advisor on what chapters they have been invited back to at 3:00 P.M. If a recruit does not receive an invite back to any chapters, they will receive a phone call from the FSL office. Recruits who have received an invite back from chapters are to meet in Bush Auditorium at 5:30 P.M. At 6:00 P.M. the event will begin, and all recruits are only allowed to visit the chapters they have been invited back to. The event will last until 9:00 P.M.

Bid Day (Monday, January 28) Recruits will be notified by a phone call from the FSL office if they have not received a bid from a chapter. If a recruit does not receive a phone call from the office, they are to report to Bush 201 at 7:00 P.M. Recruits will have the opportunity to accept a bid from where they have been offered and then released to their new brotherhood!!


Do I have to register? Yes, deadline to register is up to Recruitment Orientation on January 24

When is recruitment? January 24-28

Is attending orientation required? Yes, it is on January 24

Does it cost? No cost

Is there a limit of how many men can join a fraternity? Not at all; some fraternities will take new member classes as small as 10 and some will take up to 25

What if I have class and have to miss a night? Make sure to tell your Rho Chi at Orientation!

How many bids can I receive? You can receive bids from each fraternity but can only accept one.


Fraternity & Sorority Life
Rollins College
Mills Bldg. - Third Floor
1000 Holt Avenue - 2793
Winter Park, Florida  32789
T -407.691.1050