Interfraternity Council

Formal Membership Recruitment - January 2024


  1. Indicate your interest by filling out the online registration form by 4 p.m. on January 18th, 2024.
  2. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average as of January 2024.
    1. Note: 3 of the 4 chapters have higher minimum cumulative GPA - Kappa Alpha 2.8, Phi Delta Theta 2.5, Pi Kappa Alpha 2.5
  3. You must participate in hazing prevention workshop and pass the quiz before being inducted as a new members in a fraternity.

If a participant should have any questions during IFC fraternity recruitment, he may speak with the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Dr. Jeff Doyle, (512-863-1665, or Vice President of Student Life, Brit Katz (512-863-1582,

Recruitment Process

  1. On Thursday, Jan 18th, participants check in at The Cove at 7:45 pm. The first party will begin at 8:00 pm and last until 8:25 pm. The second party will begin at 8:30 pm and last until 8:55 pm. The third party will begin at 9:00 pm and last until 9:25 pm. The fourth party begins at 9:30 pm and last until 9:55 pm.
  2. Invitations to preference parties will be provided by the fraternities to the Director of Greek Life on Friday, January 19th by 10 a.m. Each participant who has one or more invitations to the preference parties will be notified by 2 p.m. of the 1-4 preference parties they are invited to Friday night. If students receive more than two invites, they must let the Director of Greek Life know which two they are attending by 4 p.m. Dress for Friday night is business casual - slacks and a button down shirt. They cannot attend the same fraternity’s party twice. If students would like talk to someone about their options, this can be done by reaching out to the Director of Greek Life who will be available for conversations.
  3. On Friday, Jan 19th, participants will check in at The Bishops Lounge (in McCombs) at 7:45 pm. Friday night’s first preference party begins at 8:00pm and lasts until 8:55 pm. The second party begins at 9:00 pm and lasts until 9:55 pm. 
  4. To prevent unfair influencing, silence from current fraternity members begins at 10 p.m. on Friday (after the 2nd party) and ends at 7:30 a.m. when Bid Day activities commence on Saturday, January 20th. Recruits should not be in any fraternity house from 10 p.m. until they receive a bid Saturday morning.
  5. No one may be offered a bid before 7:30 a.m. January 20th or after March 8th, 2024. All initial bids will be provided to the IFC on January 20th. Bids must be picked up by potential new members in The Bishop’s Lounge on the morning of January 20th at 7:30 a.m. and then new members will run to the fraternity house of their choosing at approximately 8 a.m. If a participant is unable to pick up his bids, he should notify the IFC before that time. Participants must mark their returned bids one of three ways: Accepted, Reject, or Undecided.
  6. No alcohol may be served by a fraternity during bid day or anytime that weekend.
  7. A participant does not have to declare his choice Saturday morning. He has a week to declare his choice. In order to declare, he must notify both the Director of Greek Life and the Recruitment Chair of fraternity that he will be pledging. In the event a participant is extended multiple bids, all except the one that is accepted must be returned to the Director of Greek Life.

Note: If a participant accepts a bid to one fraternity but then drops, he may not be extended offers by any other fraternity. However, if the candidate has participated in the fraternity membership recruitment process, and it is within a reasonable amount of time since bids were extended, and unique circumstances exist, a participant may be granted an exception to this rule.

Note: These rules were revised and approved on 11/8/23 by the IFC and edited for clarity and brevity by the Director of Greek Life on 1/10/2024. Additional edits made on 1/12/24 at meeting all fraternity presidents invited to attend. 

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