Men interested in joining a fraternity should meet as many fraternity members as possible during the fall semester and learn about the various activities sponsored by each chapter. The more people you meet in fraternities, the more options that are likely to be available to you at the conclusion of the process. The Interfraternity Council and its member fraternities host several recruitment programs and events throughout the fall to help interested men learn more about the fraternity life at Tulane.
Tulane students may not join a fraternity or sorority during their first semester of enrollment. We believe it is important for students to have the opportunity to adjust to campus life -- both academically and socially -- before deciding whether to join a Greek organization. Deferring the process of bid extension and acceptance until the spring semester also students the time to determine which fraternity is the best fit for them.
In January IFC holds its formal bid signing week. Fraternities may not extend official bids before this week. A member may tell you his fraternity intends to issue you a bid, but you must still register for recruitment (see below) to ensure you meet the minimum requirements for membership.
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Interested students will learn how the Recruitment process works and have the chance to talk with the recruitment chair and other officers of each fraternity. Attendance at this event is not required, but is strongly recommended.
All men interested in joining a fraternity are required to attend the Recruitment Convocation on Monday, January 23 at 6 p.m. Students with class conflicts should email Liz Schafer, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Programs.
In January the IFC fraternities host a final week of recruitment events. Monday through Thursday, each fraternity hosts its own invitation-only events in the afternoons and evenings. On Friday, January 27, students come to the Pedersen Lobby of the LBC between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to see if any fraternities have issued them a bid.
Online registration is required to participate in IFC Recruitment Remember that to join a fraternity you must be a full-time, degree-seeking student at Tulane with at least 12 credit hours and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. You may not be on disciplinary probation or deferred suspension.
The early registration deadline for recruitment is Friday, December 9. After that date, the registration fee increases from $30 to $40. Late registration will be available until Monday, January 23.
Click here to complete the online registration process. The staff in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs will verify students' credit hours, GPAs, and student conduct status once grades are posted after final exams. Please note: Students, not their parents or guardians, must complete the registration form.
Do you make exceptions to the requirements to go through recruitment?
No. Our IFC chapters have a strong commitment to academic achievement; the all-IFC GPA is currently 3.256. Interested men should display a similar commitment and prioritize their academic responsibilities before seeking fraternity membership. Likewise, our fraternities and sororities expect members to hold themselves to higher standards of personal behavior than the average student might. Therefore students who are not in good disciplinary standing with the university are not eligible to join these organizations.
The following organizations are currently not recognized by Tulane University or the Tulane Interfraternity Council:
The University discourages students from joining a fraternity that we do not recognize. Unrecognized fraternities are not held to the University or Interfraternity Council standards that govern their behavior. They operate without the oversight, training and education provided by staff in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs. The organizations listed above all had chapters at Tulane in the past, but they are not on campus now.
**Tulane's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi was suspended by the university and closed by the national fraternity on September 26, 2016. The national fraternity plans to recolonize the chapter in spring 2017 with new founding fathers. Information about their colonization efforts will be available in January.
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