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Fall Recruitment Meet and Greet

Fall Recruitment Meet and Greet

Fall 2019 IFC Fraternity Recruitment Is Now Open!
Online registration for IFC Recruitment for Fall 2019 is now available!

Click here to access the Fall 2019 IFC Fraternity Recruitment registration page.

What is Recruitment or "Rush"?
Recruitment, or "rush," is the term used for the period of requirement of new members for fraternities.  Formal Fall recruitment consists of three structured days that include an orientation meeting and mandatory visitation of each chapter house to meet members and learn more about fraternity life. After visiting each chapter, potential new members are free to visit any of the chapters for the next two days.  For information about fraternity life and how to join a fraternity, check out the 2019 Fraternity Way, IFC's annual recruitment publication. You also will be able to join us during orientation to learn more about IFC fraternities and how to join.

Where Will I Live During Recruitment?
Potential New Members who are living in UGA residence halls will be permitted to move in on Friday, August 9th. In order to reduce vehicular traffic and move-in lines, student arrival times will be staggered. Having an arrival time on Friday, August 9th will allow you to attend all orientation activities for recruitment. Specific arrival procedures will be communicated by University Housing beginning in June. Please visit the housing website for more information: . Please note that the Greek Life Office is not in control of the housing schedule.

What rules govern the recruitment process ?
The IFC has established rules to ensure that recruitment is a fun, rewarding, and fair system for each potential new member and fraternity. Click here to download the 2019 Recruitment rules.

Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to view the answers to some frequently asked questions about the IFC recruitment process. 


The recruitment process is committed to providing access and accommodations for all people with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please call Mason Black at (706) 542-4612 for specific requests.

Fall 2019 Fraternity Recruitment Dates 


Friday, August 9, 2019

4:00pm-4:30pm          Parent Orientation: Student has not accepted a bid and will be participating in formal recruitment – Tate Theater

4:30pm-5:00pm          Parent Orientation: Student has accepted a bid and will not be participating in formal recruitment – Tate Theater


Saturday, August 10, 2019

4:00pm-5:00pm           Mandatory Bid Card Signing for those men that have already accepted a bid and joined a fraternity – Tate Theater

7:00pm-7:30pm           Mandatory Orientation for those men that have not accepted a bid and will be participating in formal recruitment – Tate Theater

7:30pm-8:30pm           Mandatory IFC Fraternity Chapter Meet and Greet – Tate Plaza


Sunday, August 11, 2019

12:00pm-1:15pm         Potential members lunch and meet for house tour instructions – IFC Exec, Recruitment Committee, and recruitment leaders – Tate Theater

1:30pm-4:00pm           Chapter Houses Open for Tours – Buses departing from Tate Bus Stop


Monday, August 12, 2019

12:00pm-2:00pm        Lunch and formal recruitment follow-up for potential new members that have NOT accepted a bid --Tate Student Center Reception Hall


Tuesday, August 13, 2019             

Unstructured Recruitment Events must conclude by 8:00pm


Wednesday, August 14, 2019       

First Day of Class- No Unstructured Recruitment Activities may take place


Thursday, August 15, 2019

No Unstructred Recruitment Acticities may take place


Friday, August 16, 2019

Unstructured Recruitment Activities may resume at 5:00pm


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Unstructured Recruitment Activities


Sunday, August 18, 2019

4:00pm-5:00pm           Bid Card Signing: All potential new members who intend to join a fraternity in Fall 2019 who did not yet sign an official IFC Bid Card at the August 10th bid card signing must do so at this time.


*Unstructured Recruitment Events

Chapters may host any recruitment events, provided they are alcohol free and follow all recruitment rules.  Potential new members may attend any of these events they choose.  Chapters may also provide invitations to these events informally. Events on Sunday, August 18 should conclude by 3:00pm.