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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 process begins with an orientation and then proceeds through three rounds where potential new members (PNMs) will get to meet all fraternities at least once.

Participating organizations: Chi Psi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and X-Club

Schedule

Chapter Night On this night you will visit each fraternity

Community Night You will have the opportunity to visit whichever fraternities you would like, but we encourage you to visit at least half of the groups

Invite Night This night you will only be able to visit the fraternities that you are invited back to. 

Bid Day This is the final and most fun day of men’s recruitment. This is when you will receive bids from the fraternities inviting you to join their brotherhood; once you have chosen to accept a bid, you will join your new brothers!

FAQ

Do I have to register? Yes, registration will open in the fall semester.

When is recruitment? Recruitment events will take place February 1st -5th, 2023

Is attending orientation required? Yes

What does it cost? The cost for fraternity recruitment has not been finalized yet for 2023 formal recruitment

How do I know if I am eligible to go through recruitment? Students must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA and have completed 12 college level credits. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life confirm eligibility once registration has closed. 

Is there a limit of how many men can join a fraternity? No; new member classes range from 3 members to 25. 

What if I have class and have to miss a night? We will collect any schedule conflict information from you the week before recruitment and will provide schedule changes if possible. Students are not permitted to miss academic or athletic commitments for recruitment events.

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