Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity men at a retreat.


JUNE 1ST, 2017



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Recruitment for 25+ primarily residential fraternities on campus is directed and regulated by the Interfraternity Council. Members of any age may join as long as they are a part-time or full-time student enrolled in the University. Men's recruitment takes place throughout the year and can be categorized into three types of recruitment:
Beta Theta Pi fraternity men lead summer recruitment activities.

Summer Recruitment

Summer recruitment is an informal process that takes place between the middle of May and mid August. With the exception of the IFC-sponsored summer events listed online, individual chapters organize their own recruitment activities throughout the summer. To get involved in those activities, you can email the chapter's recruitment chair for a list of events or log on to our GreekLink app on your iPhone/iPad, Android devices or your computer. For the contact information of chapter recruitment chairs and more information on GreekLink, visit or
IFC men during formal recruitment.

Formal Recruitment

At the beginning of the fall semester, the Interfraternity Council hosts an organized process that is open to all men who register. It will begin Sunday, August 13th, 2017 and run through Sunday, August 20th, 2017 and will include all necessary programming for Week of Welcome and will not interfere with classes.  It is open to all men who register and who meet the grade requirement of a 2.9 GPA from high school or a 2.8 for transfer students/WSU upperclassmen.  Men interested must be registered by August 1st, 2017 in order to participate.  Formal recruitment includes house tours of each fraternity as well as invite-only chapter events.
IFC men and potential new members interacting during informal recruitment.

Informal Recruitment

IFC chapters are encouraged to recruit members throughout the year.  Most chapters continue to host recruitment events during the fall and spring semesters.  Students interested in joining a chapter should contact individual chapters or IFC's Director of Recruitment to learn about recruitment events they can attend. Some events may also be posted on GreekLink.



Moving into the Chapter House

Fraternities typically have a certain number of semesters they ask members to live in. Once again, this is determined by the individual chapter's requirements. The majority of WSU fraternities house first-year students, if granted approval by the University. Students moving from residence halls into fraternities OR sororities are never charged a cancellation penalty or termination fee and can avoid daily housing and dining charges in the Spring semester by checking out properly at the end of the fall semester.
Exterior of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House.

Recruitment Cost

Formal Recruitment will cost $25. This cost goes towards the week's activities and food costs for some of our main events. If you sign up for informal recruitment and do not accept a bid by August 1st, you will automatically be placed into Formal Recruitment and charged $25.
Fraternity men reviewing paperwork.

Academic Requirements

All of the fraternal organizations require a minimum grade point average for men to join as a new member. On average, IFC fraternities require a 2.8 from high school. To go through formal recruitment, new members must have at least a 2.9 high school GPA.
Students pose with WSU Cougar mascot, Butch.