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Spring 2015

Fraternity Recruitment

 

To be able to participate in Spring Recruitment you must register through this direct enrollment link

Registration is mandatory and will cost $15.00.  The cost will cover a t-shirt for recruitment.  You may register online up until January 25 at 4:00 pm.


Registration is mandatory and will cost $15.00.  The cost will cover a t-shirt along with a free admission ticket to the annual Chili Cook-Off.  You may register online up until January 25 at 4:00 pm.

Sunday, January 25: 1:15 - 3:00 pm – Meet and Greet/Chili Cook-Off 3:00-5:00 pm- Hendrix Theater

Each new recruit will meet at Hendrix Theater inside of the Mendenhall Student Center around 1:15 PM. There you will check in for recruitment registration and pick-up your complementary t-shirt.  After signing in, you will then enter the theater itself where each fraternity on campus will present a short speech outlining the core-values and activities of their brotherhood. After all of the fraternities have finished giving their speeches, the entire room will then relocate to the Brickyard (located outside of Medenhall) for the Chili Cook-Off. The Chili Cook-Off is an annual contest that exists between all fraternities to determine which chapter can create the best chili. For each potential new member it will provide an opportunity to approach each fraternity on a one-on-one basis to try and learn more about each brotherhood on a more personal level. A free ticket will be provided to everyone signed up for Spring Recruitment that will allow for unlimited chili. $5 will be charged to all of those not signed up.

Monday, January 26: 4:45-9:00 pm - Shuttle Day  #1  - Various Locations

You will meet at the Tustees fountain right outside of Wright Auditorium at 4:45 PM. Each person will then be provided with a pamphlet containing your schedule and then placed in various groups to be escorted around to the different fraternities.   Depending on your schedule you will visit 8 or 9 fraternities from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  You will be allotted approximately 20 minutes at each house to meet all their members and try and get better a feel for their chapter. This time will be used to determine which fraternity fits you best.

Tuesday, January 27: 4:45-9:00 pm - Shuttle Day #2 - Various Locations

Same as the first day you will meet at the fountain and get back into the groups from yesterday.  From there you will be shuttled to 8 or 9 different fraternities depending on your schedule.  Again, you will have approximately 20 minutes at each location.  After this day, chapters will submit lists to IFC that they are inviting back to "preference day" on January 28th. This list contains all of the names of recruits that made a positive impression on their chapter and they want to learn more about.  By the end of this day you will have seen all 17 chapters.  

Wednesday, January 28: 12:00-4:00 pm / 6:00 - 9:00 pm - Preference Day #1 - Various Locations

You will come pick up the list of fraternities that invited them back from the Greek Life office in Mendenhall Room 224 from 12-4 pm.  Preference day will give you a chance to visit the fraternities that invited you back to their preference events.  From 6:00 - 9:00 pm you will need to find your own transportation or talk to the fraternities who invited you back to provide you with transportation to the house (recruitment chair’s phone numbers are provided on pamphlet).  These preference days are a chance to meet all of the members in more relaxed/informal setting.

Thursday, January 29: 12:00 - 4:00 pm / 6:00-9:00 pm - Preference Day #2 - Various Locations

You will again come pick up the list of fraternities that invited you back from the Greek Life Office in Mendenhall Room 224 from 12-4 pm.  The second and final preference day will give you a chapter to visit the fraternities that invited you back for a second time.  From 6:00-9:00 pm you will need to find your own transportation or talk to the fraternities who invited you back to provide you with transportation to the house (recruitment chair’s phone numbers are provided on pamphlet).  This will be your last opportunity to talk with each chapter before bids are administered so be sure to make it count.

Friday, January 30: 1:00 - 4:00 pm - Bid Day

You will come to pick up your bids between 1:00 - 4:00 pm in Mendenhall Room 224.  You will then select which fraternity you would like to join and accept their invitation of membership. From there, your new fraternity will be in charge of contacting you. Congratulations on your acceptance into Greek life.