The Office of Student Life is proud to offer Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment
in the Fall of 2009 in conjunction with the Inter-fraternity and Panhellenic Councils.
Recruitment for Fraternities and Sororities is simply put a time for students to
get to know the values, philanthropies, community service opportunities, leadership
programming, and various other aspects of each organization on campus in order to
make an informed choice about where they feel they would fit on campus. The process
is mutually selective, meaning the fraternity and the new member have to be in agreement
that a new member should be admitted for membership.
The processes differ between Fraternities and Sororities. The Fraternity Recruitment
Week for Fall 2009 begins on September 14, 2009 with a Recruitment Kick-Off event
in the Brown Campus Center at 7:30pm. Beginning on September 14, 2009 through September
17, 2009, Fraternities will have open recruitment events each night. Any student
interested inFraternity Life is encouraged to visit each organization and learn
more about their values and tenants. On September 18, 2009, Each fraternity will
have a closed recruitment event in which men are invited to attend and learn more
about an organization in a more low key setting, usually a dinner. On September
19, 2009, Fraternities will leave bids for prospective members in the Office of
Student Life which may be picked up on the 2nd Floor of Peele Hall from 11:00am
until 2:00pm. If a prospective member is extended a bid into membership, he should
meet the Inter-fraternity Council on September 19, 2009 at 9:00pm in Washington
Franklin Hall in order to accept their bid and participate in the signing of the
IFC Bid Acceptance Ledger along with fraternity men who have come before you. At
this point, new member education may start and should conclude no later than November
21, 2009. Fraternities are allowed to and encouraged to extend bids throughout the
fall semester to qualified upper classmen from the conclusion of bid day to the
end of January term.
Sorority Recruitment for the Fall of 2009 is a Continuous Open Recruitment (COR)
Process. Beginning on September 14, 2009 at Midnight, NPC Sororities may extend
bids into membership to any eligible upper class woman. Sororities are encouraged
to extend bids to qualified women until the last day of fall term and continuing
during the j-term until the last day of j-term or until the chapter membership reaches
Total or fifty (50) women. We encourage all first-year women who are interested
in recruitment to truly focus on your grades as Formal Recruitment occurs in February,
and we anticipate many chapter reaching total during Formal Recruitment and limiting
recruitment in future fall semesters or possibly eliminating it all together!
Basic qualifications for membership in an IFC Fraternity include a minimum 2.25
GPA though many chapter require signifcantly higher GPAs to join. In order to be
eligible to join an NPC Sorority you must have met that chapter's prerequisite GPA
which are as follows Alpha Gamma Delta (2.3), Kappa Alpha Theta (2.3), Phi Mu (2.4),
and Delta Zeta (2.5). In the case of both fraternities and sororities you must have
a minimum of 12 credit hours accepted by Randolph-Macon with a GPA in order to go
through recruitment. The GPA requirement is not flexible. We are societies of scholars
and expect scholastic performance as a prerequisite for membership!
Ge out there! Be yourself and above all else GO GREEK!