August 23-25, 2013 - NPC & IFC Formal Recruitment Dates
NPC and IFC chapters both have a “Formal Recruitment” process. The NPHC chapters on the other hand, have individual recruitment activities, and are not involved in a single recruitment process.
Recruitment is an opportunity to dispel myths about Greek life and to get to know the men and women in our community. All Recruitment processes allow unaffiliated students to learn more about the fraternal community and make decisions about membership.
Students are encouraged to go through Recruitment, even if they are unsure if they want to join. Going through recruitment is not binding, and some students will attend recruitment and choose not to sign the formal bid card. However, they have used the experience to learn more about the Greek chapters and to make a number of friends.
Joining a fraternity or sorority is a mutual selection process. This means that both you and the Greek chapters to which you are applying both have some say and control over the process.
It's important to note that students may only be initiated into one national fraternity or sorority.
This means that if a student is initiated into an IFC Fraternity, he may not also join an NPHC fraternity. This also includes if the student was initiated at another campus.