Tips for Fraternity Recruitment
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Cheney, WA 99004
Tips for Fraternity Recruitment
Are you signed up to go through Fall Formal Recruitment?
To participate in Fall Formal Recruitment, you will need to submit an application to Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership in PUB 320 (Cheney, WA 99004). If you are thinking of joining an IFC fraternity, the formal recruitment process is the best way to learn about the community. COMING SOON: REGISTER FOR FALL FORMAL FRATERNITY RECRUITMENT!
Through formal recruitment, you will meet men from all of the IFC chapters and learn about all of the organizations. We are confident that you will find one that is right for you. Please follow the links below for more information.
How to survive and thrive during Fall Formal Recruitment!
- RELAX, there is no need to go into a recruitment event stiff and uncomfortable! Recruitment is about having fun and meeting new people.
- Plan to wear comfortable clothing.
- Before recruitment activities, eat a good meal and drink lots of water so your mind will be focused rather than wandering and thinking about food.
- Be familiar with the Greek Alphabet and Recruitment Terms (check out the section of the website "It's All Greek to me")
- Make sure you are aware of the financial obligations of each fraternity (review the booklet you receive once you arrive on campus that provides information on each IFC fraternity).
- BE YOURSELF. Fraternities pick people for who they are.
- Ask questions! The most important rule of thumb for recruitment is if you do not ask questions, you will never fully understand the potential of a fraternity and what the fraternity means to you.
- Do your homework, it may sound crazy but it's true! Many fraternities have national and local web sites for you to check out. If you are unsure of some of the things that were talked about in rush, the websites can provide extra literature and basis for membership.
- You must narrow your choices and ultimately decide which group you wish to join. It is important to remember that you are making the choice. The Greek organization that is best for your friends or family may not be the best one for you.
- Think about why you want to join a Greek organization. Are these qualities present in the groups that you are considering?
- Find the organization in which you feel most comfortable. Why do you feel comfortable in that particular group?
- Take a look around you. The men that you are standing with could be your brothers. What qualities do you share with these people? Do you feel comfortable with them?
- Consider not only what you can gain from each organization, but also what you can contribute.
Questions to ask at recruitment events:
- Why did you pick the fraternity you are in?
- What are the financial obligations to the fraternity?
- What kinds of social activities are planned for the fraternity?
- How will I know which fraternity is best for me?
- What are the grade expectations of the fraternity?
- What is the fraternity's philanthropy?
- What is the time commitment of new members to the fraternity?
- Are men of the fraternity involved in other campus organizations? If so, what kind of organizations do they belong to?
- What have you enjoyed most about being Greek?
- What types of community service activities has your fraternity been a part of?
- What values are important to your organization?
- What is your new member education/orientation program like? What is its purpose?
- How will your organization help prepare me for graduation and life after college?
- What makes your chapter unique?