Recruitment Rules and Regulations

This page describes rules that apply to all IFC fraternities at Oregon State University. If you observe a violation of these rules regardless of your affiliation or lack thereof, please report them here. Any questions regarding these rules can be directed at the VP Recruitment Marketing.

This is a summary of rules, and a comprehensive set of rules can be found in the IFC Bylaws in Appendix C. Violations will result in an IFC Judicial Hearing.

Summer

  • All fraternity events that have potential new members (PNMs) present must be devoid of alcohol, drugs and women. 
  • Fraternities are to not have direct contact with PNMs during START sessions. From 8:00am on the first day through 5:00pm on the second day, fraternity members are not allowed to have face-to-face contact with START participants. No START participants are allowed on fraternity property during the aforementioned time time. No fraternity members are allowed on Campus with the intention of interfacing with START participants. Chapter presidents signed an MOU with the University that details these rules further

Fall

  • From 8:00am on the first day of Connect Week through the end of the Jump ceremony, fraternities houses are to be dry and without women (exceptions include house mothers and cooks). These three weeks are defined as the formal recruitment period (see Bylaws).
  • Fraternity members may not be intoxicated or consuming alcohol when a PNM is present.
  • Fraternity members are not to provide alcohol to PNMs regardless of age.

Informal

  • Informal period is defined as all times that are not Summer, Fall or Spring recruitment.
  • No events hosted with the intentions of recruiting PNMs may have alcohol or women present.

Spring

  • The spring recruitment period is defined as a weeklong formal recruitment period (see bylaws).
  • Fraternity members may not be intoxicated or consuming alcohol when a PNM is present.
  • Fraternity members are not to provide alcohol to PNMs regardless of age.
  • Fraternities houses are to be dry and without women (exceptions include house mothers and cooks)

Failure to meet requirements will be reviewed by the Judicial Committee.