A letter from the Interfraternity Council
To all Potential Greek Members:
Hello and welcome to Angelo State University. This university is filled with activities all around campus and an infinite amount of opportunities to become involved in something with the school. Having said that, I highly encourage you to take part in Greek Life here at Angelo State. Although only having existed for just over 42 years here at ASU, the members of the Interfraternity Council have worked hard each year to provide a Greek experience that rivals that of any other Greek school in the country. Participating in Greek life here at ASU is an experience that cannot be found on any other campus around the country. Greek men may be found throughout several organizations located all over campus from Student Senate to Student Orientation Leaders. The diversity of Greek life is what enables any type of student to find a place within the ASU Greek system. While each fraternity is very unique in its own way, all of the fraternities benefit from the common opportunities that benefit Greek life, from job networking to long lasting friendships.
The recruitment process here at Angelo State is a non-binding process which can end at any point that a prospective student wishes. Recruitment involves many activities enabling potential members to meet fellow rushees as well as active members in each fraternity. With the social events, road trips, and activities that each fraternity plans for its rushees, the recruitment process serves as an unforgettable experience for anyone who chooses to participate in it.
Once again, we are so fortunate to have you join us here at this wonderful university and we hope that you will take some time to visit our website. Please note important recruitment dates during the summer session and fall semester, as dates will be added as planned. Please feel free to contact any member of our Interfraternity Council with any questions you may have. Our contact information can be found throughout several pages of the IFC website. We wish you the best during your academic tenure here at Angelo State University.
IFC Executive Team
A first semester freshman must have a high school equivalent GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. A second semester freshman, sophomore, junior or senior must have a college GPA of 2.5 to participate in recruitment.
All prospective members must attend all individual fraternity events during the second week of school to complete the recruitment process and be considered for a formal bid. A fee of $20 must be paid before bid is given out.
Full participation in Formal Recruitment is defined as attending the orientation session on the first day of recruitment and attending all individual chapter events. Absences must be excused by the IFC VP of Recruitment or IFC President and Coordinator for Greek Life and made known to all fraternities.
All new members who accept bids after the last day of Formal Recruitment, but did not participate in the entire Formal Recruitment process (attend all fraternity events and submit an IFC Recruitment Registration Form), will be assessed a $40 informal recruitment fee. All fees will be paid to the IFC.
Recruitment participants will be provided refreshments during recruitment orientation. These refreshments are to be paid for with IFC funds.
Each fraternity’s presentation will be no longer than 7 minutes in length. There will be no: cursing, any kind of nudity, violence, alcohol or negative recruitment. Any violation will be sent to the Judicial Board.
If a potential new member is not able to fully participate in the Formal Recruitment process, he must go though the Informal Recruitment process and pay the $40 informal recruitment fee.
The Fraternity Check-In Form must be presented at bid acceptance to avoid a $40 informal recruitment fee.
No fraternity member is to be in the vicinity of the bid room on Bid Day. The IFC advisor or someone designated by the IFC advisor (not an undergraduate student) hands out bid cards.
The recruitment period is defined as the last day of the previous semester through Bid Day. The informal process begins on the following Monday after Bid Day.
Bids given informally may not be offered until the Monday after Formal Recruitment, and a $40 fee will be accessed.
It is the responsibility of each chapter’s recruitment chair and president to make sure the chapter’s members understand that a violation of any of these recruitment rules may subject a chapter to fines and/or judicial proceedings.
- Violations will be reviewed by the IFC advisor on an individual basis, and all alleged violators will be given the chance to speak on their own behalf. If deemed necessary, the IFC advisor will refer cases to the Judicial Board.
- The IFC Judicial Board consists of one senior member of each fraternity participating in Formal Recruitment. All judicial hearings are governed by Article IX of the IFC constitution.
- A contact sheet of registered potential new members’ names and phone numbers will be distributed to the chapters two days prior to the beginning of Dry Recruitment.
- All violations shall be submitted in writing (Incident Report) to the Greek Life Coordinator within 14 days of Bid Day.
- All potential new members must go through Formal Recruitment and pay a $20 fee. Must be paid before bid is given out.
- A potential new member is anyone who is not affiliated with a National Interfraternity Conference (NIC) fraternity and is enrolled as a full-time (at least 12 hours) student at ASU.
- Alcohol is strictly prohibited as part of any activity that may be considered related to membership recruitment as stated by the Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Tau Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Delta Rho (Colony), and Kappa Sigma (Colony) fraternities, the National Interfraternity Conference and ASU Interfraternity Council.
- No alcoholic functions will be held during Formal Recruitment with potential new members present.
- A function is defined as any event hosted by a fraternity member, or any event in which eight or more active members are present.
- During recruitment week, active members will not promote recruitment at a private function where alcohol is present.
- Any fraternity found in violation of the alcohol policy will be referred to the Judicial Board.
- During Formal Recruitment, fliers are created and posted by the IFC.
- Chapters are not allowed to conduct events or interviews where alcohol is present.