IFC Men’s Recruitment Information and FAQ


IFC Fall 2021 Recruitment Info 

  1. What are the dates for Fall 2021 Recruitment? 
    • IFC Fall 2021 Recruitment will occur from August 22, 2021 – August 29, 2021.
    • Due to COVID-19, IFC is working to finalize the formal recruitment process format. The formal recruitment structure will follow all TCU COVID-19 guidelines. The recruitment format is submit to change.
    • Fall 2021 Schedule of Events:
      • Sunday, August 22 – IFC Recruitment Kick-Off
      • Monday, August 23 – Guest Speaker
      • Tuesday, August 24 – Philanthropy & Service Day
      • Wednesday, August 25 – Open House Night
      • Thursday, August 26 – Early Bid Day Signing & Formal Rounds Day 1
      • Friday, August 27 – Formal Rounds Day 2
      • Saturday, August 28 – Invite Round
      • Sunday, August 29 – Bid Day
  2. How do you register for IFC fraternity recruitment?
    • Men interested in participating in recruitment should register HERE. During recruitment, your student will be able to meet all 13 of our chapters. We encourage students to do research on all fraternities. You can find the chapter’s website and information under the IFC tab. If you have questions, email Anthony Trolio the VP of Recruitment at tcuifcvprecruitment@gmail.com.
    • IMPORTANT Information to Note Before You Register
      • All submissions are FINAL and no edits can be made to Potential New Member (PNM) registration forms.
      • Use your TCU email for all parts of registration. Please do not use any other email when registering!
      • There are absolutely no refunds for IFC recruitment registration fees.
      • Your registration form must be completed by August 20th at 5:00pm Central Standard time. 
      • To participate in recruitment, Potential New Members (PNMs) must have a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours at TCU in the upcoming semester. However, chapters are usually looking for strong grades, so keep that in mind!
      • Note: The registration system does not allow PNM’s to save and return to your application. You must complete the registration process all at one time.
  3. What information exists about IFC summer recruitment?
        •  IFC will be hosting multiple summer events for Potential New Members (PNMs) to meet chapters and get a better understanding and insight of fraternity life at TCU.
          • IFC Recruitment 101 – Thursday, June 24 at 6 PM CT
            • IFC Recruitment 101: PNM’s (Potential New Members) are welcome to join a webinar facilitated by IFC leadership to learn about the IFC community and Fall recruitment process.
            • Webinar Link: https://tcu.zoom.us/s/95482484784
          • IFC Family Zoom Panel – Thursday, July 8 at 6 PM CT  
            • IFC Council will host a Zoom panel discussion directed at parents/family members. The panel will be made up of current IFC student leaders, TCU parents, and FSL professional staff members
            • Webinar link: https://tcu.zoom.us/s/92262880656
          •  IFC Virtual Meet & Greet – Thursday, July 22 at 6 PM (only for registered PNM’s)
            • IFC Council will host a Zoom call for all registered Potential New Members (PNM’s) to virtually connect with our 13 IFC chapters
  4. When can I register for IFC men’s recruitment?
    • Starting June 1st, you can register for IFC men’s recruitment by clicking HERE.
    • The deadline to register for recruitment is Friday, August 20th at 5PM CT.
  5. Can fraternities contact my student during the summer? I know for sorority recruitment this isn’t allowed.
    • Fraternities are allowed to reach out to your student during the summer. Our groups are also allowed to have summer events and invite your student to those events.
  6. Can my student receive a bid before school starts?
    • The answer to this question is yes but has some elements of complexity. When you receive a bid, the bid is not binding until the fraternity provides the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life their official bid list and you sign your bid card. For more information about this question, please call the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 817-257-7281 and speak with the IFC Adviser, David Sommers.
  7. Where can I find previous grade reports for fraternities?
  8. Where can I find previous conduct concerns for fraternities? 
  9. What are the average dues for a new member? 
    • Our average dues for a new member is $1,280 for their first semester in the fraternity. That price will go down to an average $1,100 per semester after your student has been initiated.
  10. If I am from out of state what are my odds of receiving a bid?
    • In the Fall of 2019, more students from out of state received bids to fraternities then students from the state of Texas.
  11. Do I need to move on campus early for recruitment?
    • No, you cannot move on campus early for recruitment. You will move onto campus on your assigned move in date.
  12. How will I receive more information about recruitment after I register?
    • After registering for recruitment, you will received regular communication from Vice President of Recruitment with information about the recruitment process. You can find more information on our website as well as our Instagram. 
  13. Looking for IFC Connections and Conversations Videos? Check out the IFC YouTube Channel.