Oregon State Interfraternity Council Fraternities are what many consider traditional fraternities. We are all-male organizations that recruit quality men to improve the individual as well as the organization. The vast majority of IFC fraternities are over a century old and are steeped in timeless values. Joining a fraternity will improve your social opportunities, academics, and overall college experience. 

 

Recruitment Week Sept 22th - October 1st

Use this brochure to guide your fraternity recruitment process! 

Fall IFC Sponsored Events

  • Day 1: IFC Fraternity Orientation (Sep 22) 

    • IFC Fraternity Orientation is an opportunity for students who are interested in joining one of our chapters. During this session, we will provide an overview of all our fraternities, the joining process, expectations, and the details about the fraternity fair. At the end of the presentation, there will be a live Q & A with IFC VPs of Recruitment. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Day 2 IFC Fraternity Fair (Sep 23)

    • IFC Fraternity Fair will allow students the opportunity to engage with recruitment chairmen from all 22 chapters at OSU. Please bring your questions, smiles, and high energy to our Fraternity fair!

 

Fall Chapter Hosted Events (Sep 24 - 30)

  • During these dates, fraternities will host in-person events that take place at their chapter house or at a specified location where incoming male-identified students can attend!

 

IFC Fall Jump Day (Oct 1)

  • One by one, each new pledge is called and they run down the MU steps and then are tossed into the arms of the brotherhood they are joining. Pledges from the summer also participate. This signifies the end of formal recruitment.

 

Recruitment Process

Fall 2021 will consist of in-person IFC sponsored events and Individual Chapter Hosted events spanning over two weeks from September 22nd to October 1st. IFC Fall Recruitment will wrap up on October 1th, when we will commemorate the men who have decided to join one of our 22 chapters through our long-standing tradition known as Jump Day. 

Oregon State Interfraternity Council Fraternities are what many consider traditional fraternities. We are all-male organizations that recruit quality men to improve the individual as well as the organization. The vast majority of IFC fraternities are over a century old and are steeped in timeless values. Joining a fraternity will improve your social opportunities, academics, and overall college experience. For more information on what an IFC Fraternity experience is about, check out the Parents & Prospective Member page.

 

Steps to Becoming a Member of A Fraternity:

1. REGISTER FOR IFC RECRUITMENT!

For the first time, Potential New Members must register to participate in IFC Recruitment. Registering only takes a few minutes and will allow you to better connect with our chapters. Your contact information will be sent directly to the recruitment chairmen of each chapter and they will contact you to discuss their recruitment program. To speed up this contracting process, feel free to call or email recruitment chairmen directly through their chapter social media.

2. CHECK OUT THE CHAPTER PROFILES/CHAPTER WEBSITES AND CONTACT CHAPTERS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN

Most chapters have very up to date websites that have contact information, chapter values, and chapter statistics. Each chapter is a little different, so research as best as you can which chapter will suit you. We recommend looking through chapters' social media pages, as well as reading about each Fraternities’ core values and mission. 

3. ATTEND CHAPTER EVENTS

After getting in contact with a recruitment chairman, the chairman will extend opportunities and events to get to know the brotherhood. Some events include rafting trips, paintballing, BBQs, and sporting events.

4. RECEIVE A BID (formal invitation)

After you have spent enough time with the fraternity and the fraternity deems you to be of adequate character and merit, they will give you a "Bid". A bid is simply an invitation to join the fraternity. You may receive bids from several different fraternities. Once you accept a bid, you are considered a pledge of that fraternity.

The Interfraternity Council has its own set of bid cards that it collects from chapters. While you may receive bids from different organizations, once you accept one particular bid from a chapter, ensure that you complete the IFC Bid Card as well.

5. BECOME A NEW MEMBER OF THE FRATERNITY

The new member process varies significantly among fraternities. While a new member, you will continue to build connections with the active brothers and learn about the fraternity. The fraternity will guide you to brotherhood as long as you hold yourself to their standards. The vast majority of new members do become members in the end.

6. INITIATE

Through some traditional ceremony, the fraternity of your choice will make you a full brother. This is generally a secret process that will connect you with the history of your fraternity and the men in it.