During Fall and Spring Terms, IFC and its fraternities host a variety of events to expose potential new members (PNMs) to the IFC Community and the experiences we offer. For details on specifc events, how to join, or other items, please contact either Jordan Pascua or Kevin Hanna our IFC Vice Presidents of Recruitment (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Throughout Welcome Week, IFC sponsors and hosts a variety of events to engage students at Oregon State and make people aware of upcoming recruitment efforts. Fall Recruitment kicks into high gear during the first two weeks of school. Students interested in IFC Chapters and taking part in recruitment should sign up. About half of the associate members join a fraternity during Fall Recruitment. During Fall Recruitment, a number of events take place such as:
Thursday Sepetember 21st: IFC Fraternity Presentations and Open Houses
~ This event will include opportunities see presentations and the houses of chapters located from 10th Street to 15th Street.
Friday September 22nd: IFC Fraternity Presentations and Open Houses
~ This event will include opportunities see presentations and the houses of chapters located from 22nd Street to 29th Street.
Saturday September 23rd: IFC Field Day
~ This day will include football, ultimate frisbeee, soccer, and lawn games at tbd location.
Sunday September 24th- Thursday September 28th: Chapter Events
~ These will be individual events with chapters that are not organized by IFC and will need to be in contact with individual chapters for their events. It is recommended to take advantage of these days to talk to the chapters that interest you the most.
Friday September 29th: Jump Day
~ This is an Oregon State Tradition where you will be thrown into the arms of the brothers you have chosen. This event will take place at the Memorial Union.
Early in each spring term, Spring Recruitment takes place at OSU. Generally, there is a week full of events such as tabling, open houses, chapter events, and Jump. Another Jump ceremony is held for all of those who joined after Fall Recruitment.
Students who are interested in joining a fraternity are able to join at any point of the calendar year. Although you are able to join a fraternity at any point, it is recommended to join earlier in order to reap the most benefits from being in a brotherhood. If you are concerned about the time commitment or any academic conflicts, reach out to the chapters you are interested and they can help guide you through the process.
After an incoming freshman signs up for recruitment, they will be contacted by recruitment chairmen of fraternities and be invited to summer events. These events may include rafting trips, BBQs, paintballing, or camping trips. This recruitment period is by far the best way to experience many different fraternities on a personal level. An invitation to join a fraternity (called a Bid) can be given at any time during the summer. Joining over the summer does not mean new students must live in the fraternity house when the year starts.
During the year is also a great way to meet and join a fraternity. Either sign up or contact the recruitment chair of the fraternity you are interested in.
Throughout the year, IFC men are engaging in philanthropy, leadership development, pursuit of academic success, networking, community service, and brotherhood activities. All of the activities that IFC Chapters are taking part in are prime opportunities for Potential New Members to get to know brothers, and see what life is like in the IFC Community!