Recruitment

Recruitment

  • Recruitment is a process for students to learn more about joining fraternities and sororities as well as a process for fraternities and sororities to seek new members
  • Formal Recruitment (in January/February) is a structured, week-long process to encourage the fairest interaction between potential new members and fraternities and sororities
  • First year students are not allowed to join a fraternity or sorority until the spring term, which is called ‘deferred recruitment.’ We prefer deferred recruitment because it allows all students to acclimate to college, become grounded in the academic curriculum, and to properly explore each fraternity and sorority
  • Both men and women’s recruitment requires participants to register
  • Some organizations recruit new members outside of the Formal Recruitment which is another way to join a fraternity or sorority. This is called Open Recruitment
  • The best advice for recruitment is to be yourself, have fun, and have an open mind
  • At Rollins we have both (inter)national and local fraternities and sororities. Both types of organizations are vital to our community! A (inter)national organization is linked to other chapters at many different colleges and universities, by way of common values, rituals, traditions, and governance structures. A local organization is unique and only exists at Rollins.
  • Bid Day is the final day of Formal Recruitment during which each organization extend an offer of membership, which is called a bid. On this, day, interested students will decide which organization they would like to join.
  • You are not obligated to join an organization if you participate in Formal Recruitment
  • You are required to attend all events of all organizations during Formal Recruitment so that you can interact with as many members as possible
  • Rho Gammas (for women’s recruitment) and Rho Chis (for men’s recruitment) are disaffiliated fraternity and sorority members who guide you through the recruitment experience. They are disaffiliated (cannot reveal their affiliation) in order to remain unbiased throughout the process • Any student is welcome to experience recruitment!
  • Fraternities and sororities require membership fees to join and maintain membership. The costs varies per organization and includes socials, brotherhood/sisterhood events, house maintenance, formals, service/ philanthropy, insurance, dues to umbrella groups, etc
  • Housing is available to some organizations. Please check with each fraternity and sorority for more specific information