Recruitment Schedule

Spring Recruitment

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Spring Recruitment 2019 is a time for you to meet OSU fraternity members, attend events and find your place in our fraternity/sorority community. Please fill out the registration form to receive up to date information about IFC Spring Recruitment events.

Registration Form: 


You can view our IFC and individual chapter spring recruitment here!  Please attend as many events and get to know ask many members of our community.

Fraternity Recruitment Fair

Wednesday, April 3rd 5-7pm

Memorial Union Ballroom

*Fraternities will be set up in the ballroom to meet potential members. Chapter members will have recruitment information and talk to you about their experience as a member. IFC will be handing out a recruitment brochure with individual chapter events. Don’t miss this event as it is the only time you can see all OSU fraternities.*


Chapter Recruitment Events

Saturday, April 6th – Thursday, April 11th

*Chapters will host various recruitment events during these dates*


IFC Jump Day

Friday, April 12th @ 5pm

Memorial Union Steps

*IFC Jump Day is a traditional IFC event where new members are launched into their chapter to commemorate their acceptance of a bid. Only members joining the IFC community can participate in IFC Jump Day*



*Dry period ends 24 hours after the end of Jump Day.


Greek Speak

Potential New Member (PNM): A person who is interested in joining a fraternity and will participate in recruitment.

Bid: A formal invitation to membership in a fraternity.

Interfraternity Council: Peer-elected governing council for traditionally housed fraternities that currently support 22 men's chapters at OSU.

Jump Day: A traditional IFC event where new members are launched into their chapters to commemorate thier acceptance of a bid.


Informal 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, however the AHP Program allows new members to live in select chapter houses if they so choose.

Academic Year

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!