WHEN CAN I BE RECRUITED TO JOIN A CHAPTER?
You can be recruited by chapters and attend recruitment events at anytime during your collegiate career, regardless of your GPA or class standing. However, you cannot receive a bid until you meet the requirements to join. We suggest that, if you are interested in joining a fraternity, you start thinking about recruitment as soon as possible so that you can get to know the chapters prior to making a decision!
WHAT OCCURS AT RECRUITMENT EVENTS?
Fraternities are banned from having alcohol or women at ANY recruitment events. Other than that, there are no restrictions placed on what chapters are able to do. Most events are casual and created to allow as much interaction as possible between the members of the chapter and recruits. Common events include open houses, poker tournaments, sporting events, and cookouts. We suggest going in with an open mind and in doing so, you will not leave disappointed! This is a chance or chapters to meet potential new members, so expect them to be receptive towards you.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN AN INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (IFC) CHAPTER?
You must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5, however, some chapters may have a higher standard for membership.
WHEN CAN I RECEIVE A BID FROM AN INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (IFC) ORGANIZATION?
You can receive a bid from a chapter at any time, so long as you meet the requirements for membership. Some chapters extend bids year-round, while others only do so at certain points during the year. As such, each chapter operates differently in this regard!
WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP?
There is no standard requirement held for dues among chapters – each fraternity is free to determine their own cost. Therefore, it is best if you contact the chapters you are interested in individually to find out their specific costs associated with joining. These typically include one-time expenses and semester dues.