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Fall Recruitment Meet and Greet

Fall Recruitment Meet and Greet

Fall 2018 IFC Fraternity Recruitment
Online registration for IFC Recruitment for Fall 2018 is now open!

Click here to access the Fall 2018 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 2017 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.


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 Fall 2017 Recruitment rules.


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


Fall 2018 Fraternity Formal Recruitment Dates 
 


 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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

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

5:30pm-6:15pm          Mandatory Orientation and Bid Card Signing for those men that have already accepted a bid and joined a fraternity – Tate Theater 

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

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

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

5:30pm-6:15pm          Mandatory Orientation and 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          

9:00pm-Midnight        Unstructured Recruitment Events at houses

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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

5:00pm-Midnight        Unstructured Recruitment Events

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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

4:00-12:00pm            Unstructured Recruitment Events at houses

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Unstructured Recruitment Events  

 

Friday, August 10, 2018               

Unstructured Recruitment Events  

 

Saturday, August 11, 2018          

Unstructured Recruitment Events

 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

4:30pm-5:00pm          Bid Card Signing – Tate Theater. All potential new members who intend to join a fraternity in Fall 2018 who did not yet sign an official IFC Bid Card at the August 5 or 6 bid card signing must do so at this time.

8:00pm-11:00pm        New Member Education programs can begin.  New members must be dismissed by 11:00 pm.

 
*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 13 should conclude by 3:00pm.