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Fall Recruitment Meet and Greet

Fall Recruitment Meet and Greet

Fall 2020 IFC Fraternity Recruitment Will Open Shortly!
Online registration for IFC Recruitment for Fall 2020 recruitment will open shortly. Please note that we are not currently accepting payments for IFC Recruitment at this time. Registrants will be contacted at a later date in order to process and accept payments.

Click here to access the Fall 2020 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 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 2020 Fraternity Recruitment Dates 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

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


Sunday, August 16, 2020

4:00pm                        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            


Monday, August 17, 2020

12:00pm-1:15pm        Potential members lunch and meet for house tour instructions – Tate Theater

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


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Unstructured Recruitment Events must conclude by 8:00pm


Thursday, August 20, 2020

First day of class – No Unstructured Recruitment Events may take place


Friday, August 21, 2020

Unstructured Recruitment Events may resume at 5:00pm


Saturday, August 22, 2020         

Unstructured Recruitment Events


Sunday, August 23, 2020   

4:00pm - Bid Card Signing – Tate Theater 

*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 16th bid card signing must do so at this time.

Contact IFC

(F): 706-542-4611

153 Tate Student Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602




Mason Black
Assistant Director and IFC Advisor 

After-hours/Hazing Hotline:


Click here to view answers to IFC Frequently Asked Questions.