For any questions about IFC Recruitment please contact

IFCRecruitment@utk.edu

Fall Recruitment is a formal recruitment. Registered potential new members (PNMs) will spend a week getting to know every chapter in the Interfraternity Community. Throughout the week at the beginning of the semester, you will spend time with the chapters you want to get to know more about. At the end of the week, formal bids will be given out. All active chapters participate in this recruitment.
Spring Recruitment is an informal, or less structured, style of recruitment. Registration is still required, but not all chapters will participate. Similarly to fall, there will be an IFC sponsored week of activities at the beginning of the semester, but there will be an extended period of time after the sponsored events where PNMs and chapters will have the ability to get to know each other outside of recruitment events. Each chapter sets their own bid day.
365 Recruitment is on-going. Every chapter in the IFC believes in continuous recruitment throughout the year. Chapters can take 1-2 classes a semester or 1-4 classes of new members a year. This means that chapters can recruit new members throughout the semester without someone going through fall or spring recruitment. Not all chapters will extend bids throughout the year, but a majority of chapters will create relationships with PNMs before they sign up for recruitment. Relationship building is the best way to determine which chapter is the best fit for someone going through recruitment.
 

Interfraternity Council

University of Tennessee

IFC Recruitment

Welcome 

Potential New Member,

Congratulations on taking your first step toward becoming a true Volunteer, and your decision to join our fraternity community! Your years at Tennessee will shape and define the man you will become. The decisions you make this first year—beginning with the decision to come to UT—will determine which aspects of student life you experience to the fullest.

The decision to join a fraternity is one that opens many doors of opportunity to you. Fraternities at Tennessee participate in every aspect of student life, including community service, philanthropy, intramural sports, and many more. Additionally, members of fraternities manage functional organizations, often operating budgets of more than $100,000, balance a social life with a professional life, network with successful alumni across the nation, and develop their leadership skills in various professional scenarios.

Believe it or not, many of America’s greatest leaders are members of fraternities, including all but three United States presidents since 1825, and 45 CEO’s from the top 50 Fortune 500 companies! Fraternity men have achieved these leadership roles because, behind perhaps only the military, fraternities have passed the test of time as one of the greatest institutions of leadership development available to college students.

Fraternities were founded in dedication to values that transcend social trends. In fact, fraternities and sororities make up the largest contingency of values-based student organizations in the nation, which include values like honor, excellence, and most importantly, brotherhood. It’s our commitment to our own values that make fraternity life at UT an invaluable investment that is guaranteed to provide returns like no other form of student involvement.

This letter only gives a brief insight, but the real intricacies must be experienced. I encourage you to find out for yourself. If you keep an open mind, joining a fraternity can be a very rewarding experience for you and I hope that you are able to find that for yourself by “adding a chapter to your life!”

The Interfraternity Council at the University of Tennessee and its member fraternities are excited to welcome you to our fraternity community.

Fraternally,

Jackson Hoppe

Interfraternity Council

Vice President of Recruitment