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A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

Arkansas State University is canceling all on-campus classes and closing all academic and business offices at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in response to the high probability of severe weather in the Jonesboro area this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for this afternoon with the high probability of extremely high wind gusts, significant severe storms and the potential for long-lasting tornadoes.

Essential personnel who maintain on-campus activities, including our University Housing and Facilities Management will continue to work on campus. If individual employees have questions regarding who is essential personnel, please check with your supervisor today.

Other Campus Closures & Cancellations

  • A-State Childhood Services will also close at 1 p.m.
  • The Reng Student Union will open as the campus’ storm shelter for university residents at 1 p.m., and will remain open until the all-clear.
  • Dining Services will continue to operate with regular dinner hours.
  • Also closing this afternoon are the Dean B. Ellis Library (online resources available 24/7) and the Red W.O.L.F. Center.
  • Evening campus events may also be cancelled. Please check with the event organizer for event status.

All campus residents are reminded to monitor official university media, including official social media accounts for updates. Alerts and weather conditions are also available at Weather.AState.edu.

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Interfraternity Council Fall 2023 Formal Recruitment 

August 25th-August 31st, 2023

Fall 2023 Formal Recruitment Schedule >> (Coming Soon)

Register for Fall 2023 Formal Interfraternity Council Recruitment >> (Launching April 3, 2023)

We are glad you are interested in joining an IFC Fraternity! IFC encourages year-round recruitment with an additional structured "recruitment week" each fall semester.

Fall 2023 Recruitment Update 

Fall Only: Potential New Members (PNMs) will register for Fall 2023 recruitment using our online registration system. This allows us to capture PNM contact information for announcements and reminders, as well as to share with our IFC fraternities. There is a $25 A-State IFC Recruitment registration fee in addition to a $5 admin fee charged by the third party IFC Recruitment Registration system, ICS. The $25 A-State IFC Recruitment registration fee assists in covering the cost of the Fraternity Recruitment related supplies, marketing events, and a t-shirt for every registered PNM. 

Registering for and participating in the Fall 2023 recruitment process does not require all registered men to join a fraternity. It does, however, enable them to explore and learn more about opportunities for membership within our A-State Fraternity & Sorority Life community. This process is intended to be a positive, fun, and enriching experience for everyone who participates. Please note that bids are not guaranteed, so you are strongly encouraged to participate as fully as possible in any advertised recruitment opportunities. We also encourage you to keep an open mind.  

Open Bid Opportunities- Following Fall 2023 Recruitment Week, A-State IFC Fraternities have the opportunity to extend open bids throughout the rest of the Fall 2023 semester and then during the Spring 2024 semester. Where we highly encourage young men to participate in the Recruitment process to ensure maximum exposure to all available fraternity options, open bidding is another method for fraternity membership. Please note, though, that not all chapters choose to offer open bids following Fall 2023 semester so open bidding options are likely to be limited. 

New Member Education- Upon accepting a bid, New Member Education will occur within each fraternity. Each fraternity's National Headquarters provides clear guidance and instruction on how to provide a healthy, fun, informative, and safe new member education process. We believe a strongly executed New Member Education process should:

  • Provide new members with strong and lifelong friendships 
  • Effectively and healthily teach new members about the fraternal organization and local chapter
  • Challenge young men to be the best version of themselves
  • Hold its members accountable to upholding the values and integrity of the fraternal organization
  • Encourage academic success
  • Instill a sense of service and philanthropic commitment 
  • Build a lifelong commitment to the organization

A-State has high expectations for all A-State student organizations and clearly communicates and trains student leaders on hazing. We strongly encourage all students interested in joining an organization and/or parents/friends/family of an interested student to read through the A-State Hazing Informational website. 

Eligibility & How to Register for Fall 2023 Formal Recruitment

In order to participate in Fall 2023 Interfraternity Council Recruitment, you must be a regularly enrolled, full-time Arkansas State University-Jonesboro (on-campus or online) student in good academic and conduct standing with A-State. A minimum cumulative high school or college GPA of a 2.5 is required in order to participate in A-State IFC Recruitment; however, some of our IFC fraternities have national/local requirements that are higher than a 2.5 cumulative. As a result, we recommend striving for at least a 2.7 or 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Use the checklist below to help complete your registration process:

  • CLICK HERE to register for recruitment online (link launching April 3) & complete each required section on the online application.


Contact our 2023 A-State IFC Vice President of Recruitment, Clay Aureli, with any questions at clay.aureli@smail.astate.edu