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 an 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 that each fraternal organization upholds. Each fraternity has its own core values and both recruitment processes provide an avenue for a prospective member to determine if an IFC fraternity is right for him.
Informal Recruitment takes place year-round. Fill out the IFC Informal Recruitment application.
2019 Formal Recruitment Schedule
Wednesday, August 14th
8:00 AM Check-In Begins Hearnes
1:00PM IFC Check-In Closes Hearnes
2:30PM Student Welcome Session Conservation Auditorium
2:30PM Parent Welcome Session Walter Johnston Auditorium – Middlebush Hall
3:30PM Meeting with Rho Gammas A&S Room
4:00 PM Expo Begins Brewer Courts
6:00 PM Expo Ends Brewer Courts
6:15 PM PNMs will meet with Rho Gammas/Selection on App A&S Room
7:00PM Residence Hall Meetings On Campus
9:00PM First Roar South Quad
Thursday, August 15th
8:00 AM Report for Breakfast Dining Halls
9:00 – 9:50AM First Visit Chapter Houses
10:00-10:50AM Second Visit Chapter Houses
11:00-11:50PM Third Visit Chapter Houses
12:00-12:50PM Fourth Visit Chapter Houses
1:00PM-3:00PM Honors College Orientation (Invite Only) Missouri Theater
1:00-2:30PM Lunch Begins Dining Halls
3:00-3:50PM Fifth Visit Chapter Houses
4:00-4:50PM Sixth Visit Chapter Houses
5:00-5:50PM Seventh Visit Chapter Houses
6:00-6:50PM Eighth Visit Chapter Houses
7:00-8:00PM Dinner Dining Halls
8:30 PM PNMs will meet with Rho Gammas/Selection on App A&S Room
10:00 PM Midnight BBQ Rollins Street
Friday, August 16th
9:00 AM Report for Breakfast Rollins
10:00-11:15 AM First Visit Chapter Houses
11:30-1:00PM Lunch Begins Dining Halls
11:30-1:00PM College of Business Session (Invite Only) Bush Auditorium
1:15-2:30 PM Second Visit Chapter Houses
2:45-4:00PM Third Visit Chapter Houses
4:15-5:30PM Fourth Visit Chapter Houses
5:45PM PNMs will meet with Rho Gammas A&S Room
6:15PM Dinner Begins Dining Halls
7:00 PM Paint the M Faurot Field
9:00 PM Movie Night Jesse Auditorium
Saturday, August 17th
9:00AM Citizenship Conservation Auditorium
10:15 AM Bid Distribution Student Center
11:00 AM PNM Dismissal Student Center
9:00PM Concert Quad
Fall 2019 Recruitment Dates
Formal recruitment begins on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 and concludes on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Residence Hall move-in and potential new member orientation kick-off is on Aug. 14, 2019. Check-in will be in the Hearnes Center from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a Student Orientation at 4 p.m. in Conversation Auditorium. Parents are welcome to attend.
Open House round on Aug. 15-16, 2019, offers potential new members the opportunity to meet men from all 31 chapters during these two days and learn about what it means to be a member of that specific chapter.
Bid Day is Aug. 17, 2019, where chapters offer potential new members invitations to join their brotherhood.
Registration for 2019 Formal Recruitment will open May 1, 2019. To register for IFC Recruitment click here.
IFC Recruitment FAQ
How much does Formal Recruitment cost and what does my fee cover?
The cost of Formal Recruitment is $50 from May 1st until July 14th at 11:59 p.m. The cost increases to $75 on July 15 until August 13th. Day of Registration will be $100. The cost covers your registration, t-shirt and recruitment guide.
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.
Can I be in the Honors College and still go through Recruitment?
Yes. We work closely with the Honors College to ensure that you are able to attend events throughout the week. If you are in the Honors College or have additional scheduling conflicts during Recruitment please email IFCRecruitment@missouri.edu.
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 in the Fall. 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.
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.