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Fraternity men at a retreat.

Fall (Formal) Recruitment Registration is CLOSED!

Fall (Formal) Recruitment Dates: August 10th - 18th

Registration Closes August 1st at 5:00PM PST


Summer (Informal) 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 our online system Campus Director by August 5th at 8:00AM in order to be included in summer recruitment)

Recruitment for our 26 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 2019 at 5pm. Those living in the residence halls that are participating in fall recruitment will need to move in Saturday August 10th before 2pm. Recruitment begins Sunday, August 10th, 2019 and run through Sunday, August 18th, 2019 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 suggested 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, 2019 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 2019.
Exterior of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House.

Recruitment Cost

Costs for recruitment are established by the IFC Director of Recruitment on an annual basis, and will be collected during the registration process.  


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. 

Academic Requirements

On average, IFC fraternities suggest a 2.9 from high school. Our community allows individual chapters to set and recruit on their own GPA standards. 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. 

Cost Estimates

Here you will find the cost estimates for being a member: Cost Estimates 18-19