Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity Recruitment

 

Fall 2020 Recruitment!

Structured Recruitment for fraternities takes place each Fall Semester. The information below will be updated prior to the start of the next recruitment cycle. We leave it up to give Potential New Members an idea of the events that take place during Structured Recruitment. Click here to register for fraternity recruitment. 

Structured Recruitment Overview 

Structured Recruitment offers you an opportunity to meet chapter members and other men participating in the Fall Recruitment process while learning what each fraternity has to offer. Throughout the process, Interfraternity Council officers will answer all questions which may arise while participating in recruitment.  Participating in the recruitment process does not require you to join a fraternity. It does, however, enable you to explore and learn more about Illinois Wesleyan University and our Greek community. This is a great way to meet new people and find out about many ways to get involved at IWU. This process is intended to be a positive and enriching experience for everyone who participates. Please note that bids are not guaranteed, so you are strongly encouraged to meet as many chapter members as you can throughout this event. We also encourage you to keep an open mind. 

How to Register for Structured Recruitment

Registration is a quick and easy process. Once you have registered, your information will be sent to the recruitment officers from the five fraternities to let them know you are interested in receiving more information. The process of going through the fraternity recruitment process is free.

Click here to register for recruitment. 

Fall 2020 Recruitment Schedule

Given the response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a healthy, safe, and event-compliant fraternity recruitment process has been developed by the Interfraternity Council. 

Thursday, September 10 | In-Person Fraternity Recruitment Orientation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM - 10 PM | Hansen Student Center, Center Court
There will be two sessions offered in the Hansen Student Center, as well as live-streamed, at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM. The first 30 minutes will be a chance to talk to members at tables from each fraternity and then an overview of the community, virtual house tours, and chapter overviews will be given. Interested individuals will sign up to attend events the following night specific to the fraternities they are interested in attending. 

Friday, September 11 | Individual In-Person Chapter Events
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM & 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Each chapter will host small gatherings outside of their chapter homes or in on-campus rooms to get to know members of the chapter. The organizations will have activities and games to participate in, as well as more information about their specific chapter. There will be two timeframes to sign up for events at 7:00 - 8:00 PM and 8:00 - 9:00 PM. There will be more information shared by email and at the fraternity orientation for those who have registered.

Saturday, September 12 | Individual Chapter Preference Dinner or Chapter Event
Various Times Decided by Chapter

Chapters will provide either another event opportunity or small group dinner gatherings on-campus or in the community where they will be expected to follow Illinois Wesleyan policies and procedures. Chapters may choose to host another event to get to know more individuals. Further information will be shared closer to the recruitment process. 

Bid Distribution & Acceptance

Structured recruitment will culminate on Monday, September 21 , 2020 with bids being distributed . IFC will notify individuals who have received bids via email and c hapters will begin extending bids at 11:00 am. Students receiving bids may  accept  one of their bids , or they may  decline  a bid. To accept a bid to a fraternity, the individual must come to the Office of Student Involvement before Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM.