Fall 2017 Fraternity Recruitment


Potential New Member Recruitment Rules 



Section 1. Definition of Recruitment Periods

(i)         During formal recruitment, the contact between Potential New Members and member fraternities will be organized for the benefit of all participating chapters.

(ii)        The dates for the fall and spring Formal Recruitment Periods will be set each semester by the Vice President of Recruitment with the approval of the Interfraternity Council.

(iii)      Open Recruitment is the period when bids may be extended by member fraternities at any time.

(iv)      Open Recruitment will begin at the full conclusion of “Bid Day” of every fall and spring semester.

(v)        Incoming freshman may not be extended Bids until the conclusion of fall or spring Bid Day or the day after fall or spring Bid Day.

Section 2. Potential New Member Eligibility Requirements

(i)         Any male who is interested in going through Recruitment, formal or informal, must have been accepted to Texas Tech and have a high school or college GPA of 2.50.

(ii)        The Interfraternity Council reserves the right to ask for official transcripts from students to verify G.P.A.

Section 3. General Regulations

(i)         All University regulations will apply during Informal and Formal Recruitment.

(ii)        All organizations are required to participate in Formal Recruitment activities.

(iii)      The possession, use, sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages with the Potential New Member(s) during Recruitment activity/function of any fraternity and/or with any member of a fraternity, or at any entertainment or function sponsored by any individual fraternity member(s) shall be prohibited.

(iv)      If a Potential New Member is found in violation of the Interfraternity Council Recruitment Regulations, including but not limited to the use of alcohol, missing formal recruitment events without prior notice to the Vice President of Recruitment, or found committing criminal acts, he will be subject to the penalty of not being able to join any fraternity until the start of the next long semester.

(v)        Chapter Recruitment Chairmen are responsible for knowing all necessary recruitment materials: detailed recruitment schedule, recruitment regulations, and policies, etc.

(vi)      All Potential New Members are required to attend the Interfraternity Council Recruitment Orientation.

(vii)    Official nametags and wristbands will be assigned to each Potential New Member when he formally registers for Recruitment. All Potential New Members must wear their nametags and wristbands at all recruitment functions and activities. Each fraternity is responsible for enforcing the use of all nametags and wristbands.

(viii)  A Potential New Member will not be able to sign a bid card on Bid Day if he has not registered for recruitment or paid his recruitment fee.

(ix)      A list of planned recruitment dates and locations for all days of recruitment will be submitted to the Vice President of Recruitment in the previous semester on said date and time set by him. Failure to submit this information may result in referral to the Judicial Board.

(x)        Women are not allowed to be present at any Recruitment activity. This does not apply to mothers or official chapter volunteers. No woman present shall actively recruit Potential New Members.

(xi)      Bid Day will be specified by the Vice President of Recruitment.

(xii)    Each fraternity must turn its bid list into the Campus Director System by the designated date and time. 

(xiii)   Each fraternity must include instructions for its new members on where and when to meet at the conclusion of recruitment. 

(xiv)   All fraternity members, with the exception of Executive Officers, are expected to stay clear of the final signing on Bid Day.

(xv)    Potential New Member registration fees will not be refunded. Appeals can be made to the Vice President of Finance.

(xvi) Fraternities who decide to change recruitment locations after final locations have been submitted and finalized will be fined the amount of $10 per active member. If changed during the week recruitment, the fine will be raised to an amount determined by the Vice President of Recruitment depending on the severity of the situation.

Section 4. Dirty Recruitment

Defined as any action detrimental to a fraternity, group of fraternities, or the Interfraternity Council. Specific examples include, but are not limited to the following:

(i)         “Bad-mouthing” another group (i.e., through implication, giving false information, etc.).

(ii)        Giving an oral bid, or handing out a bid, prior to the designated time.

(iii)      Undue pressure on a Potential New Member to join.

(iv)      Pressuring a Potential New Member to drop all fraternities and/or participate in open recruitment.

(v)        Violating any Interfraternity Council Recruitment regulation for the purpose of getting a Potential New Member to join.

(vi)      Any violation of FIPG policy during recruitment.

(vii)    Any other act deemed by the Judicial Board or Vice President of Recruitment as “Dirty Recruiting.”

Section 5. General Provisions

(i)         All fraternities are required to abide by these regulations and policies. Recruitment regulations and policies are subject to the interpretation of the Vice President of Recruitment and the Judicial Board.

(ii)        Any complaints shall be directed to the Vice President of Recruitment or the Vice President of Judicial Affairs for the appropriate action to be taken.

(iii)      It is the responsibility of the individual Recruitment Chairmen to clear the premises of all Potential New Members after each recruitment event. This will be monitored closely by the Executive Council and/or Recruitment Captains.

(iv)      All Potential New Members must attend the Interfraternity Council’s Fraternity 101 Programming, Recruitment Orientation, and all recruitment events during the first round of Recruitment.

(v)        If a man chooses to “drop-out” of Recruitment, he must finish his current schedule and formally withdraw with the Vice President of Recruitment, or his designee, at time of nightly selections. If the Potential New Member chooses not to finish his current schedule and does not formally withdrawal with the Vice President of Recruitment, or his designee, he will be unable to join a member fraternity for 90 days.

(vi)      After the man formally withdraws from the Recruitment process, the man is eligible for open recruitment starting the day after “Bid Day.”

(vii)    If the Potential New Member has a schedule conflict or emergency, and is unable to attend a recruitment event, he must notify the Vice President of Recruitment and/or the Recruitment Chairman. If a Potential New Member fails to do so, he will be unable to join a member fraternity for 90 days.

(viii)   Potential New Members are unable to be at any fraternity event he is not scheduled for. If the Potential New Member is found at a member fraternity’s event he was not invited to, he will not be able to join a member fraternity for 90 days, and the member fraternity would be charged with a recruitment violation.

(ix)      If any Potential New Member is found with alcohol, found consuming alcohol, attends a “Rush Party” or is in violation of any alcohol policy, University Policy, or the Interfraternity Council Constitution & By-Laws he will be unable to join a member fraternity for 90 days.