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Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity men at a retreat.


Registration Closes August 1st at 5pm PST

Summer Recruitment Dates: June 1st - August 1st

(You must register in order to receive a bid during the summer. All bids will be offered and must be accepted through Campus Director by August 1st at 5pm in order to be included in summer recruitment)

Fall Recruitment Dates: August 11th - 19th


Click Here to Register (all recruitment types)

Recruitment for our 28 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 at Washington State 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 June and July. 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 will be added to an email list after registering for summer recruitment at the link above. All individuals interested in summer recruitment must register to participate in recruitment events and must be offered and accept a bid through CampusDirector by August 1st at 5pm. If you are intending to live in a university approved chapter facility in Fall 2018, you must accept a bid and cancel your housing contract by July 13th 2018.
IFC men during formal recruitment.

Fall Recruitment

At the beginning of the fall semester, the Interfraternity Council hosts an organized process that is open to all men who register before August 1st 2018 at 5pm. Those living in the residence halls that are participating in fall recruitment will need to move in Saturday August 11th before 3pm. It will begin Sunday, August 12th, 2018 and run through Sunday, August 19th, 2018 and will include all necessary programming for Week of Welcome and will not interfere with classes. This process will involve a mutual selection process from the chapters and the student. 
In order to participate, you must register for recruitment online, pay the registration fee, and meet the grade requirement of a 2.9 GPA from high school or a 2.9 for transfer students/WSU upperclassmen. Men interested must be registered by August 1st, 2018 at 5pm in order to participate.
Bid day hug

On-Going 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.



Moving into a Chapter House

Fraternities typically have a certain number of semesters they ask members to live in, this is determined by the individual chapter's requirements. Only University Approved Housing chapters are allowed to house first-year students. Students moving from residence halls into fraternities OR sororities should must check out of their residence halls properly in order to avoid fees or fines. If you are intending to live in a university approved chapter facility, you must accept a bid and cancel your housing contract by July 13th 2018.
Exterior of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House.

Recruitment Cost

The cost to participate in recruitment will be as follows:
  • May 21st - July 13th: $65
  • July 14th - August 1st: $95

You only need to register one time to participate in summer and fall recruitment. All students must be registered in order to receive a bid and participate in recruitment events. 

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 2.9 from high school. Any student interested in joining must have a minimum GPA of a 2.9, no exceptions are made for this requirement. First-semester freshman your High School GPA will be used, first-semester Transfer students we will use transfer GPA, and any previously enrolled WSU student, we will use your WSU GPA. 
Students pose with WSU Cougar mascot, Butch.

Cost Estimates

Here you will find the cost estimates for being a member in an IFC Fraternity at WSU: Cost Estimates 18-19