Men interested in joining a fraternity should meet as many fraternity members as possible during the fall semester and learn about the various activities sponsored by each chapter. The more people you meet in fraternities, the more options are likely to be available to you at the conclusion of the process. The Interfraternity Council hosts two recruitment programs in the fall semester to help interested men learn more about the fraternity life at Tulane. Then in January, IFC holds its formal recruitment week. No official bids are extended before this week. A member may tell you his fraternity intends to issue you a bid, but you must still register for recruitment (see below) to ensure you meet the minimum requirements for membership.
Each fraternity hosts one alcohol-free event during this week. Interested students are encouraged to attend events for as many fraternities as possible to meet the members and learn about other things they will be doing throughout the semester.
Interested students will learn how the Recruitment process works and have the chance to talk with the recruitment chair and other officers of each fraternity. This event is NOT required.
In January the IFC fraternities host a week of recruitment events. The week kicks off with an introductory convocation on Monday, January 20, at 6 p.m. in the LBC. Then on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, each fraternity hosts its own events in the afternoons and evenings; a schedule will be distributed during the Monday Convocation. Some fraternities hold several events, while some only hold one. Generally the events on Tuesday and Wednesday are open to all interested men, and the Thursday events are invitation-only. On Friday, January 24, students can come to the Stibbs Room (203) of the LBC to see if any fraternities have issued them a bid.
Online registration is required to participate in IFC Recruitment. Registration takes 5-10 minutes and will be available until January 21. Remember that to join a fraternity you must be a full-time, degree-seeking student at Tulane with at least 12 credit hours and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. You may not be on disciplinary probation or deferred suspension.
Click here to complete the online registration. The staff in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs will verify students' credit hours, GPAs, and student conduct status once grades are posted after final exams.
The following organizations are not recognized by Tulane University or the Tulane Interfraternity Council:
The University discourages students from joining a fraternity that we do not recognize. Unrecognized fraternities are not held to the University or Interfraternity Council standards that govern their behavior. They operate without the oversight, training and education provided by staff in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs. The organizations listed above all had chapters at Tulane in the past, but they are not on campus now.
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