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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. 

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, the 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!

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 their acceptance of a bid.


Spring 2020

The IFC and the individual Chapters that comprise it will not host any in-person recruitment events during Spring 2020 due to concerns over COVID-19. Students interested in joining a Fraternity should sign up for the Fraternity Interest List and interact with Individual Chapters virtually.


1) Can I join a chapter in the Spring?

Yes! Individual Chapters will be allowed to extend virtual bids to potential new members during Spring 2020. 

2) Can I attend in person Recruitment events? 

No, Potential New members cannot meet with Chapter Recruitment Chairmen or attend any in-person event. 

3) Can I attend in-person Chapter House tours?

No, Potential new members cannot attend in-person Chapter House Tours. To compensate for this inconvenience, some Chapters may choose to provide virtual house tours in video format. These tours can be found on the Chapter Profile Page here.

Spring 2020 Tips

Students interested in joining a Fraternity should be proactive and connect with individual chapter through social media or phone conversations. The contact information and social media pages of individual chapters can be found here on the Chapter Profiles page.


Summer 2020/Fall 2020

**As of April 2020, it’s still unclear exactly how Summer and Fall Recruitment will be affected by COVID-19. To keep up to date with Fraternity Recruitment information, please follow us on social media. (@IFC_oregonstate)