IFC What to Expect

IFC members talking at an outdoor event.

Summer and Orientation Sessions (Pre-Recruitment Activities)

IFC will participate in campus orientation events and each chapter will plan and host their own activities

Fraternity Recruitment begins with building relationships during the summer by providing you with the opportunity to meet many new people, including fellow students and fraternity men. Our summer orientation sessions offer you a chance to learn about fraternity life and provide your information for formal recruitment which takes place in the fall after classes start. 

Receiving a bid from a chapter is not allowed in the summer or during orientation session visits.  Accepting a bid during the summer or orientation sessions can forfeit your participation in Fall Recruitment which will result in you not being able to participate until spring informal recruitment.  

Formal Fall Recruitment 

IFC Formal Recruitment begins in the fall with Fraternity Orientation and Open House events. Here you will have an opportunity to speak with members of each fraternity and learn more about their organizations. Visit the recruitment schedule to see the dates, times, and locations for each night. 

If the chapter chooses you as someone they would like to have as part of their organization, they will offer you an official “bid” to join. You will receive a bid on the final day of fall formal recruitment. If you receive a bid, it is up to you to determine whether or not you wish to accept it. You can receive bids from multiple houses but it is up to you to decide which chapter you will join. When you accept a bid, the fraternity will have you sign their bid card.  Upon signing the bid card you will be considered a new member of that fraternity.

We are working to make sure that the recruitment process is safe and enjoyable for all students as well as ensuring all University policies are upheld. Stay connected with us on Instagram for updates on the recruitment schedule and events.

Suggested attire for all recruitment events is casual.