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Interfraternity Council Fall 2021 Recruitment
August 26th - September 2nd, 2021
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. However, due to COVID-19, the recruitment processes will look slightly different. Please see below for more information.
Fall 2021 Recruitment Update
The A-State Interfraternity Council (IFC) and A-State Fraternity & Sorority Life have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and the potential impact on our fall recruitment experience. In collaboration with A-State Fraternity & Sorority Life, chapter leadership, advisors, and campus partners, the A-State IFC has developed and adjusted a safer recruitment process for Fall 2021 A-State IFC Recruitment. We are excited to be able to continue to host a process that will afford our A-State men the opportunity to find a home within our A-State Interfraternity community.
Potential New Members (PNMs) will register for Fall 2021 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 $15 A-State IFC Recruitment registration fee in addition to a $5 admin fee charged by the third party IFC Recruitment Registration system, ICS. The $15 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 to help IFC successfully host Fall 2021 Recruitment.
Registering for and participating in the Fall 2021 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.
At this point, we are planning to hold Fall 2021 Recruitment in-person in a safe and healthy way. However, we will also be prepared to move to a virtual format at any point should we feel concern for the health and safety of our students due to COVID-19. To ensure PNMs are aware of all of their options within A-State IFC, it is critical for PNMs to make plans to attend each day of IFC Recruitment to ensure PNMs can later make informed fraternity membership decisions.
Open Bid Opportunities- Following Fall 2021 Recruitment Week, A-State IFC Fraternities have the opportunity to extend open bids throughout the rest of the Fall 2021 semester and then during the Spring 2022 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 2021 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 2021 Recruitment
In order to participate in Fall 2021 Interfraternity Council Recruitment, you must be a regularly enrolled, full-time Arkansas State University-Jonesboro student. A minimum cumulative high school or college GPA of a 2.7 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 2.7 cumulative. As a result, we recommend striving for at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Use the checklist below to help complete your registration process:
- CLICK HERE to register for recruitment online & complete each required section on the online application.
Contact our 2021 A-State IFC Vice President of Recruitment, Dace Lee, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org