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Fall Recruitment Meet and Greet

Fall Recruitment Meet and Greet

Fall 2017 IFC Fraternity Recruitment
Online registration for IFC Recruitment for Fall 2017 is open.

Click here to access the Fall 2017 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 2015 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 2017 Fraternity Formal Recruitment Dates 
 


Sunday, August 6, 2017 

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

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

5:30pm-6:30pm           Mandatory Orientation for those men that have already accepted a bid and joined a
                                    fraternity – Tate Theater  Even those students who have accepted a bid MUST
                                    register for recruitment

7:00pm-7:45pm           Mandatory Orientation for those men that have not accepted a bid and will be
                                    participating in formal recruitment – Tate Theater


Monday, August 7, 2017

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

4:30pm-5:00pm          Parent Orientation: Student has accepted a bid and will not be participating in house tours
 
5:30pm-6:30pm          Mandatory Orientation for those men that have already accepted a bid and joined a
                                   fraternity - Tate Theater Even those students who have accepted a bid MUST
                                   register for recruitment
 
7:00pm-7:45pm          Mandatory Orientation for those men that have not accepted a bid and will be
                                   participating in formal recruitment - Tate Theater
 
7:45pm-8:45pm          Mandatory IFC Fraternity Chapter Meet and Greet - Tate Plaza
 
9:00pm-Midnight         Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below)


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

12:45pm-1:15pm         Potential members meet with recruitment leaders (lunch will be provided) – Tate Theater

1:30pm-5:00pm           Chapter Houses Open for Tours – Buses depart from Tate Center

6:00pm-Midnight         Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below)


Wednesday, August 9, 2017                  

3:00pm-4:30pm          Follow-up meeting for potential members who have not signed a bid yet with
                                   recruitment leaders - Tate Reception Hall
 
4:30pm-midnight        Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below)  


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below)


Friday, August 11, 2017                  

Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below)


Saturday, August 12, 2017                  

Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below)


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below)

4:30pm-5:00pm           Bid Card Signing – Tate Theater

All potential new members who intend to join a fraternity in Fall 2017 who did not yet sign an official IFC Bid Card at the Sunday, August 7 bid signing must do so at this time.

8:30pm-11:30pm         New Member Education programs can begin.  New members must be dismissed by 11:30 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.