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IFC Recruitment

2017 Interfraternity Formal Recruitment

Men’s IFC recruitment is a dynamic system. With two forms of recruitment (formal and informal), the Interfraternity Council (IFC) strives to provide an organized and effective way for a prospective member to become a member of an IFC fraternity at Mizzou. Specifically, the Interfraternity Council has strict policies pertaining to alcohol-free formal and informal recruitment process. Finally, the intended outcomes of formal and informal recruitment are the same: to showcase the values and principles each fraternal organization upholds. Each fraternity has their own core values and both recruitment processes provide an avenue for a prospective member to determine if an IFC fraternity is right for him.

Formal Recruitment

IFC Formal Recruitment will take place July 6 – 8. Formal Recruitment registration will open Wednesday, April 25th at 3:00PM CST and will close on June 29th at 5:00PM CST or when capacity is reached. The registration fee is $200. This registration fee is nonrefundable. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 573-882-8291 or email

Informal Recruitment

Informal Recruitment takes place year-round. Fill out the IFC Informal Recruitment application.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 573-882-8291 or email

2017 Mizzou IFC Formal Recruitment group of Rho Gamma's Rho Gamma

A Rho Gamma (PΓ) is a Recruitment/Refinement Guide. A PΓ’s role is to serve the IFC community via Formal Recruitment and Membership Education and Development. The individuals selected for these positions will be trained in many aspects of what it means to be a fraternity man, as well as the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and the University at large. The responsibilities of these positions will start in the spring semester and end towards the close of the fall semester, including the summer for Formal Recruitment.

IFC Recruitment FAQ

How much does Formal Recruitment cost and what does my fee cover?

Formal Recruitment registration is $200 and is open from April 25th 3 PM CST to June 29th 5 PM CST.  The fee will cover housing for the weekend, a t-shirt,  and meals beginning with dinner Friday and ending with lunch Sunday. This is nonrefundable. 

How does the Formal Recruitment process work?

The Formal Recruitment process starts out with an expo that allows Potential New Members to meet representatives from all of our IFC fraternities. The rest of the process is through mutual selection where potential new members (PNMs) will select chapters that they are interested in and chapters will select PNM’s that they determine are the best fit.

What is the difference between Formal and Informal Recruitment?

Formal Recruitment is run through IFC and allows Potential New Members to meet members from all 30 fraternities. It involves a structured mutual selection process and takes place from July 6th-8th. Informal Recruitment can happen at any time, and requires the PNM to contact the fraternities directly about their individual recruitment processes. Fraternities often have informal recruitment events throughout the year.

What time is check in and check out for Formal Recruitment?

Check in is from 11am-3pm on Friday, July 6th. Recruitment will end no later than 5PM Sunday, July 8th.

Do I have to stay the entire weekend?

Yes, you will be required to stay throughout the duration of Formal Recruitment from the time you check in on Friday until the time you checkout on Sunday.

When will we know the schedule and what to bring for Formal Recruitment?

The Formal Recruitment schedule and what to bring will be emailed out through your Mizzou Email the week prior to Formal Recruitment.