Spring 2017 IFC Fraternity Recruitment

The men of Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Chi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, FarmHouse Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi,  Sigma Chi , Tau Kappa Epsilon will have fraternity recruitment Tuesday, January 17 through January 20, 2017.  How you decide to spend your time at Troy University is one of the most important decisions you will make as a student.  Make the most of your time here by joining a fraternity.  Fraternity Recruitment Spring 2017 is your time to decide to join a brotherhood to make your time the most memorable times of your life.

Here is our schedule:

Tuesday, January 17 – Fraternity Browse Session – Stadium Towers – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 18 – Fraternity House Walk Throughs – 5:30 pm, meet at Fraternity Row
Thursday, January 19 – Fraternity Recruitment Events – Bidding Begins
Friday, January 20 - Fraternity Recruitment Events – Bidding Begins

Suggested dress for fraternity recruitment is khakis, polos or long sleeve button down shirt.

Registration for spring fraternity recruitment is open now. Registration is free and allows the Interfraternity Council to tell the fraternities if you are eligible to pledge.  If you are an enrolled Troy University student or a junior college transfer you must have a 2.00 overall GPA to go through fraternity recruitment.  If you are a high school student entering Troy spring semester you must have a 2.5 high school GPA. 

Fall 2016 Recruitment (Rush)

IFC Recruitment is the process that a Troy male student will go through to become a potential member of a fraternity at Troy University. Fraternity Recruitment at Troy University is facilitated through Formal Fall Recruitment. Each man that is signing up for Recruitment must pay a recruitment fee of $30.00.

No alcohol is allowed during any recruitment events associated with Troy University. A 2.5 high school is required to go through the recruitment process. If you are a transfer student or currently an enrolled student and have a spring GPA, you will need a 2.0 to go through the recruitment process.

Registration for Fall Recruitment

Registration for recruitment will begin on June 13, 2016, the first day of IMPACT. You will have until Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign up for recruitment. If you sign up for recruitment before July 15, 2016 (Last day of IMPACT) then you will be eligible for the IFC Recruitment T-Shirt. Please sign up before the date to be able to receive your IFC Recruitment T-Shirt.

Buckley Form

Once a Buckley Form (University Agreement Form) is signed, the new member is obligated to that organization. If the new member drops for any reason and wishes to not associate with the chapter, then that individual must wait for a period of time to go back through IFC Recruitment before they can accept another bid from another fraternity.

If the individual drops within the first two weeks following Fall Recruitment, then they will have to wait a week to be Continuous Open Bided (COB) through an organization. If the individual dropped after the two week grace period, then the student will have to wait until Spring Recruitment. Each time a student dropped the organization and joins another, a $30.00 recruitment fee will be assessed to the individual.

What to expect during the Summer and IMPACT Sessions (Pre-Recruitment Activities)

During IMPACT (Troy’s Orientation Program) there will be opportunities to meet members of the different fraternities and find out important information regarding recruitment and the recruitment process at Troy University. At IMPACT you will have an opportunity through a breakout session to learn about recruitment. This session is held twice on the first day of your IMPACT session. This session is not required to go through recruitment but it is highly encouraged for important details will be discussed. Later in the day you will have the opportunity to attend a student organization browse fair where you will meet some of the members of the fraternities and learn more about their particular organization. Later in the evening after the activity at Camp Butter and Egg, you will have an opportunity to come to an IMPACT social where you will have more chances to meet members of the Greek community in a social relaxed setting.

Prior to Fall Formal Recruitment, the University encourages fraternities to contact potential members. Fraternities can get to know prospective new members by sending letters, calling, social media or inviting prospective members to dinner or summer events such as trips to baseball games, the beach, amusement parks or other events. Attending any of these events does not contract a person with a specific fraternity. Meeting as many different fraternities and their members as possible is encouraged.

Receiving a chapter bid isn’t allowed throughout your IMPACT experience or in the summer at trips or events, bidding can only take place in the fall semester. If you are offered a bid, do not accept for this can ruin your chances of going through the fall recruitment process and will force you to wait until the spring semester to go through recruitment.

Formal Fall Recruitment – August 15 – 19, 2016

Fall Recruitment will begin with an event at the UAC Back to School Block Party on Monday, August 15th at 5:00 PM. Come out and meet the Interfraternity Council and members of each fraternity at this event. Recruitment will continue on Tuesday, August 16th with Convocation and a Fraternity Browse Fair in the Stadium Towers starting at 5:00 PM, please come to the Towers on that date to get registered for convocation. Convocation is a mandatory event for the Fall Recruitment process, so please plan to attend. After convocation and the browse fair has concluded, the potential new members will be escorted to Fraternity Row to be able to visit any fraternity facility and have time to hang out with those brothers. On Wednesday there will be walk-throughs of the fraternity houses starting at 5:00 PM until everyone has completed the rotation of all the houses. After walkthroughs men are able to go back and visit any fraternity facility that they wish to visit. On Thursday night is Open Houses and Bid Night, on this night chapters may offer bids to potential new members. The fraternity will have you sign their bid card and the University Buckley Form and you will then be an official new member of that fraternity. On Friday, bidding may continue until 8:00 PM, after 8:00 PM is when formal recruitment has ended and chapter can host Band Parties to celebrate recruitment.

Once again, sign up for Fall Recruitment will begin on June13, 2016 (first fay of IMPACT). The fee is $30.00 to go through IFC recruitment which will include the IFC Recruitment T-Shirt. Please sign up before the last IMPACT session if you want a t-shirt. After July 15th, T-Shirt orders will have concluded in order for us to have them available during Fall Recruitment. The fee will remain $30.00 after July 15th, however you will not be eligible for a t-shirt. You can pay for recruitment and the T-Shirt online after you fill out your online registration or you can pay your fee in the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, Trojan Center 215.

Fall Recruitment T-Shirt

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