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 27th - October 5th

Use this brochure to guide your fraternity recruitment process! 

Fall IFC sponsored events

  • Day 1: IFC Fraternity Orientation (Sep 27, 6 pm in Pacific Time) 

    • 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!

    • Watch the recording of Orientation here!

  • Day 2 IFC Fraternity Fair (Sep. 28, 5 pm - Pacific Time)

    • IFC Fraternity Fair will allow students the opportunity to engage with recruitment chairmen from all 25 chapters at OSU. Please bring your questions, smiles, and high energy to our Fraternity fair!

    • Use the following link to register

Fall Chapter Hosted Events (Sep 29 - Oct 4)

  • During these dates, fraternities are permitted to have virtual-only events where incoming male-identified students can attend either through Zoom, internet gaming (Consoles, PCs, etc.), and more!

 

Virtual IFC Fall Bid Day (Oct 5, 6 pm Pacific time) 

 

Recruitment Process

Fall 2020 will consist of two virtually hosted IFC sponsored events on the 27th and 28th of September, followed by six consecutive days of Individual Chapter Hosted events. IFC Fall Recruitment will wrap up on October 5th, when we will virtually commemorate the men who have decided to join one of our 22 Chapters. 

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 Chapter’s 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. Fall 2020 events will all be virtual, but Fraternities will still be very active and looking to add new members. 

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.