IFC Recruitment Description

August 19-22, 2013 - Week of New Student Orientation

All incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation as it is a great way to meet a lot of new students! During the week of New Student Orientation, the Recruitment Task Force (RTFs) will be around campus to answer your questions and help you register for Formal Recruitment.

August 21, 2013 at 6:00pm - Greek Recruitment Information Session

This event will take place in the Allen Chapman Activity Center (ACAC) during a break from Orientation activities on Wednesday. This meeting will be a time to formally meet your Recruitment Task Force (RTF) member and recruitment group and/or register for Formal Recruitment. You will learn the details of Formal Recruitment and also have a chance for your questions to be answered. This meeting has a lot of important information, so it is highly recommended that you attend.

August 23-25, 2013 - Formal Recruitment

This is when the actual events begin! Formal Recruitment will last three days. Potential New Members (PNMs), i.e., men going through Formal Recruitment, are required to attend every event during this time. The point of Formal Recruitment is to allow you and all five chapters to get to know each other. It is fast-paced and full of information, so it is important for you to attend and to also trust the process.

There may be a day where you are not invited back to one of the chapters you wanted. But if that is the case, it is important for you to still attend the events to which you're assigned. Remember, the chapters that you will be attending that day saw something in you that they thought would be a great fit for their chapter.

All of our fraternities are well rounded, respected, and great groups! Many fraternity men have friends within all of the chapters, and you will find that fraternity life at TU is not the stereotypical one often portrayed in the media. Academics and Community Service are stressed within all chapters. So, remember to come into the process with an open mind and ready to have some fun!

Friday, August 23rd - Day 1 (Attend Five Events)

Friday's events begin with a meeting with your RTF and group in ACAC. This is a chance to answer last minute questions, and get organized for the day. Every PNM will go to all five chapter houses and each event will last 30 minutes. RTFs will lead your group to and from each house. As you enter each house you'll be greeted by a chapter member; this time is for you to get to know each other.

After the events have finished, the PNMs will gather at a designated area and rank all chapters in order of preference. Chapters will make lists of PNMs who they would like to invite back the next day. Once all PNMs and chapters entered their choices, our recruitment computer program matches the two lists and your schedule for Day 2 is created.

Saturday, August 24th - Day 2 (Attend Up to Three Events)

Saturday's events begin again with a short meeting with your RTF and group. During this meeting you will receive your schedule for the day. PNMs will be invited to up to three chapters/events. Each event will last 45 minutes.

If a potential member is invited to less than three, that's ok! That doesn't mean that you have less of a chance of being well-matched or that you are liked less than others. Many PNMs are invited to less than three on this day and are matched on Sunday to a chapter.

After the events have finished, the PNMs will gather at a designated area and rank all chapters attended that day in order of preference. Chapters will make lists of PNMs who they would like to invite back the next day. Once all PNMs and chapters entered their choices, our recruitment computer program matches the two lists and your schedule for Day 3 is created.

Sunday, August 25th - Day 3 (Attend Up to Two Events)

Sunday's events begin again with a short meeting with your RTF and group. During this meeting you will receive your schedule for the day. PNMs will be invited to up to two chapters/events. Each event will last one hour.

If a potential member is invited to only one, that's ok! That doesn't mean that you have less of a chance of being well-matched or that you are liked less than others. Many PNMs are invited to less than two on this day and are matched on Sunday afternoon to a chapter.

After the events have finished, the PNMs will gather at a designated area and rank all chapters attended that day in order of preference. Chapters will make final "bid" lists of all PNMs who attended their events on Sunday. Once all PNMs and chapters entered their choices, our recruitment computer program matches the two lists and the final bid lists are created.

Sunday Evening, August 25th - Bid Day

During Bid Day, held the evening of the third day of Formal Recruitment, PNMs will meet to find out if a chapter has extended a bid for membership. If a bid has been extended, the PNM has the option to accept or decline the invitation. If the PNM accepts the invitation, he will go to the chapter house from which he received a bid! Each chapter will welcome new members on the lawns of their chapter houses.