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Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment

Each council has a different way of selecting its members. This page tells you all of the ways to get involved!

IFC Men's Fraternity Recruitment

Registration is now open for Fall 2014 IFC Structured Recruitment!
Begin the registration form. While each chapter has its own requirements to receive a bid, IFC’s minimum requirements for new members are a 2.3 high school GPA for any first semester freshmen, or a 2.25 cumulative GPA from WMU or a transfer institution. Check out the "Benefits of Membership" and "Parents Guide" pages for more information about joining a WMU fraternity!

Interfraternity Council Structured Recruitment will take place Saturday, September 6 – Thursday, September 11.

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Interfraternity Council Recruitment Week Schedule
Saturday, September 6
Informal BBQ and Sports

3:00pm -7:00pm: Goldsworth Valley Pond and Gazebo
Come find out more about fraternity life and meet some of the brothers for an informal afternoon of BBQ and sports.  There will also be a chance to ask questions and sign-up for IFC Structured Recruitment.

Sunday, September 7
Outdoor Activities
2:00pm -7:00pm: Rec Center Outdoor Volleyball Court
Come enjoy an informal afternoon of outdoor activities with men from fraternity life. Feel free to ask more questions and sign-up for IFC Structured Recruitment.

Monday, September 8
IFC Structured Recruitment – Part 1 – Kickoff & Info Night
7:30pm-11:30pm: Bernhard Center
Learn more about the IFC Recruitment Process, meet your Recruitment Guides, and get to know the men in your group for the week!  You’ll spend time with each of the fraternities to learn a bit about each one and have the chance to ask any questions you have about fraternity life.

Tuesday, September 9 & Wednesday, September 10
IFC Structured Recruitment – Part 2 – House Tours
8:00pm-Midnight: Bernhard Center & Fraternity Houses
You’ll visit each of the fraternities in their homes or the Bernhard Center over the two nights. You’ll receive a house tour, meet the brothers of each chapter, and learn more!  At the end of the second night, you’ll get a chance to indicate which fraternities you would like to contact you to get to know further.

Thursday, September 11
IFC Chapter Open Houses
6:00pm-9:00pm: Bernhard Center & Fraternity Houses
Get a chance to go back to the chapters that you are most interested in and have council executive board members available to answer any questions you still have about Greek Life.  If you were not able to attend IFC Structured Recruitment, this is also a great opportunity for you to meet the fraternity chapters and get more information about recruitment.

Chapter Recruitment Events
After IFC Structured Recruitment is over, individual chapters begin holding their own recruitment events. Some host a week full of exciting events and others more informal events and open houses. A list of chapter recruitment event dates will be distributed near the end of IFC Structured Recruitment week.

When are bids given out?
While IFC chapters can start giving out bids or invitations to membership, starting at noon on Thursday, September 11, each chapter has its own criteria and timeline for extending bids.

Panhellenic Women's Sorority Recruitment

Registration for Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment is officially open!
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Formal Recruitment is a mutual selection process, whereby National Panhellenic Conference sorority chapters at Western Michigan University and potential members select one another for lifetime membership. Potential members' rights and responsibilities will be explained at the Formal Recruitment Kick-off on September 23, 2014.

Participating Chapters
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Phi
Chi Omega
Delta Zeta
Sigma Kappa

Schedule of Events
Tuesday, September 23
9:00pm-10:30pm  –  Recruitment Kick-Off and Information Night @ the Bernhard Center

Wednesday and Thursday, September 24-25
8:00pm-11:00pm  –  Stage 1 of Recruitment @ the Bernhard Center

Friday, September 26
5:00pm-10:30pm  –  Stage 2 of Recruitment @ the Bernhard Center/Chapter Houses

Saturday, September 27
12:00pm-4:30pm  –  Stage 3 of Recruitment @ the Bernhard Center/Chapter Houses

Sunday, September 28
9:00am-12:00pm  –  Stage 4 of Recruitment @ the Bernhard Center/Chapter Houses
7:00pm-8:30pm  –  Bid Night @ the Bernhard Center

Important Info:
All women wishing to participate in Formal Recruitment must be a regularly enrolled, full-time student in good standing with Western Michigan University for Fall 2014 with a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA.

A fee of $25 must be paid in full by the first day of invitational recruitment events. Payment can be made by check made out to the Panhellenic Council (mailed/dropped off to 223 Bernhard Center, Kalamazoo, MI 49008), by cash at any pre-recruitment event or in the SALP office (223 Bernhard Center), or through the Greek Bill online payment system. The Greek Bill window will automatically appear after you complete registration.

*Recruitment fees will not be refunded if a participant withdraws, drops out of, or fails to attend all events during recruitment at any stage before bids are released.

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NPHC and Multicultural Greek Councils

Membership intake is the process that NPHC and culturally-based fraternities and sororities utilize to recruit, interview, select, and initiate new members. The period of membership intake varies from chapter to chapter, but generally does not exceed 10 weeks. While each organization sets its own schedule and requirements for membership intake, candidates must typically have a 2.5 or better GPA, hold at least 12 credit hours, and have an extensive appreciation and history of volunteerism.

Please contact each NPHC or MGC chapter directly to find out about their specific intake process.

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