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Interfraternity Council Recruitment

What is IFC Recruitment?

Recruitment is your chance to take a look at the recognized IFC fraternities at AppState. Recruitment allows you to learn about what these fraternities do and what they're all about. If you're even slightly interested or curious, take a moment and check it out to see for yourself. Just because you go to a Recruitment event doesn't mean that you have to join a fraternity.


The Fall 2023 Fraternity and Sorority Life Cookout will be held on Saturday, August 19th from 4-6pm on Sanford Mall.

All students interested in participating in Interfraternity Council Recruitment will be required to attend the IFC's Formal Recruitment that will take place on Sunday, August 27, 2023 and Monday, August 28, 2023 from 5:00pm to 9:15pm in Plemmons Student Union. This two day event will allow all potential new members an opportunity to meet each chpater and learn more about their options on-campus. Food will be provided during this two day event! 

After the formal recruitment process, chapters will host events from Tuesday, August 29, 2023 to Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The schedule of these events will be provided during the formal recruitment process and will be listed on individual chapter Instagram accounts. 

Recruitment Guidelines

  • All potential new members must register to participate in fraternity recruitment. Registration will open on June 1, 2023 and close at midnight on August 23, 2023. Click here to register or use the QR code above.
  • Click here for our Fall 2023 Recruitment Guide.
  • Beginning with the first day of classes through Bid Day, potential new members will not be allowed at any fraternity social events except sanctioned recruitment events.
  • Potential new members may attend any fundraisers as long as they pay admittance.
  • Potential new members cannot accept a bid until Bid Day. Bid Day is on September 7, 2023. 
  • Fraternities may continue to recruit after Bid Day. Anyone wishing to receive a bid must complete an Academic Verification Form on Engage if they have not previously registered for Fall 2023 Recruitment. 
  • All fraternity recruitment events will be non-alcoholic (dry).
  • First semester students must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 to participate in fraternity recruitment.
  • Students who have completed hours at Appalachian must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 to participate in Recruitment.
  • Transfer students are eligible to participate in fraternity recruitment their first semester at Appalachian and must have a 2.70 GPA from their previous institution. A transcript from a previous institution will need to be provided as part of the application process. 

Things to Know for Recruitment

  • Be yourself. There is nothing more important than being yourself during recruitment. You will end up with the right fraternity for you, and you will be happy with your decision.
  • Check out each fraternity. It is important to make an effort to look at each fraternity individually. All potential new members should attend IFC Recruitment Kickoff so you can get an opportunity to meet members from every fraternity on campus.
  • Take your time. Joining a fraternity is a momentous decision. Be sure that the fraternity that has given you a bid is one you will be happy with.
  • Dry Recruitment. Alcohol is not allowed at any recruitment activity. Inter/National, university, and IFC policies stipulate that all activities associated with fraternity recruitment remain alcohol-free. Violation of this rule is a serious infraction and the guilty chapter is subject to disciplinary action.
  • Ask questions. Make sure all your questions are sufficiently answered. By asking questions you will be able to find out more about each fraternity and its members.
  • Dress casual for the Kickoff. Dress for most recruitment events will be casual. Some chapters make it more formal towards the end of recruitment. Just be sure to ask if you're not sure.

The Following Organizations are currently not recognized by the University and thus cannot recruit:

Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kap or PKP) - Suspended due to violations of the Organizational Code of Conduct and National Policies in 2019. Eligible to Petition in 2023.

Delta Chi (D Chi) - Suspended due to violations of Organizational Code of Conduct and National Policies in 2020. University recognition completely revoked in 2021