Most commonly referred to as "Rush," IFC hosts a formal recruitment process in the fall and in spring. While you can be recruited year-round, the official Rush period occurs during the first week of school in the Fall and the second week of school in the Spring. There is a co-ed fraternity as well that women and students are encouraged to seek them out as an option.
Each fraternity has food and events at their house during these times. All recruitment events throughout the year are dry - no alcohol is allowed per the IFC Bylaws. You can go to as many, or as few events as you would like. At a fraternity event, you will meet many members and they will meet you - get to know each other! If the members think you are a good fit for their chapter, they will offer you a bid (an invitation to join). You may receive multiple bids but can only accept one.
With 32 IFC Chapters, we recommend you do your research ahead of time to look at what each chapter offers. It is recommended that you visit around 10 fraternities on day one and 10 different chapters on day two, spending 10-15 minutes at each. After that, narrow your choices down to 3-5 fraternities and spend more time at each. To accept a bid, you usually just say "I'd like to accept my bid". It's that easy! There are no financial requirements associated with recruitment and there is no commitment to join a chapter after visiting any of the houses - so, what are you waiting for?
Kickoff: Tuesday, January 16th at 6:00 PM, Location TBD