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RIT IFC Recruitment Rules and Guidelines

Posting Recruitment Event Schedules 

❖ Recruitment schedules may be posted at any time, both physically and electronically.
❖ Recruitment event schedules posted before Friday of Week 2 must include the scheduled IFC recruitment event(s) if any were planned for that semester.

Grade Requirements

❖ Freshmen may participate in recruitment during their first semester at RIT
❖ Second semester freshmen or need to have a minimum of 2.500 cumulative GPA to be eligible to join a fraternity
❖ Grades are required to be checked by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life prior to any bid extension

Bid Extension, Bid Signing, and New Member Education 

❖ Grade release forms must be turned in by Wednesday week 4 to ensure that grades can be pulled before the bid extension period ends. ➢ No bid can be extended to OR accepted by a potential unless their grades have been checked and approved by the IFC Graduate Assistant (through the Grade Release Form)
❖ All signed bids must be turned in to their chapter during the bid signing period ➢ Every student that receives a bid may only sign a bid for one chapter every semester.
❖ A list of all potential new members that are extended a bid must be emailed to the IFC Graduate Assistant by Friday of Week 4.
❖ A list of all potential new members that have accepted their bids must be emailed to the IFC Graduate Assistant by Wednesday of week 5.
❖ The New Member Card and The New Member Bill of Rights must be filled out by every student that signs a bid. ➢ The new member must physically come into the OFSL (04-A510) to fill out the New Member Bill of Rights.
❖ All new member education programs must start Sunday week 6
❖ Rolling bids for the next semester may be extended between Wednesday week 6 and Wednesday Week 15 ➢ Rolling bids may not be signed until the Bid Signing period for the following semester *Any chapter that is found to be violating this policy will be brought up on judicial review.

*For questions and concerns please contact the VP of recruitment:

Definitions of terms
Bid due date ­ ​The day that a chapter may require a potential new member to sign their bid.
Bid Signing​­ The act of a potential new member accepting their bid and consenting to the new member education process.
Bid Extension​­ The act of a Fraternity informing a potential new member that they have received a bid. This does not refer to the fraternities vote that resulted in the extension of the bid.
Recruitment period​­ The period of time in which a Fraternity may hold official recruitment events.
Rolling bid​­ Any bid that is extended outside the recruitment period.
Grade Release Form​­ A form that allows the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to check the grades of any potential. It can be retrieved at the Greek office. The form can also be downloaded at the following address: OFSL Grade Release Form
New member Education Program​­ The process by which new members are given the information and skills necessary to become fully initiated into an organization.
Hazing policy & New Member Bill of Rights​­ Documents outlining the OFSL position on hazing and what each new member can expect from their new member education program; These forms must be signed by the new member in the Greek office after receiving their bid. They may be downloaded at this address: OFSL Hazing policy + New Member bill of rights

Dates to Remember

Aug​ust 23rd -  Chapter Recruitment Begins 
September 12th - Chapter Recruitment Ends 
September 13th - Bid Extension Begins 
September 16th - Last Day to Turn in Grade Release Forms 
September 17th - Bid Extension Ends 
September 18th -  Bid list required
September 20th - Bid Due date 
September 20th - First Day to start New Member Ed programs
September 23rd -  Accepted list required 
September 25th -  New Member Cards and Hazing Policy Due by 4pm
September 27th -  Last Day to start New Member Ed programs 
September 30th -  Rolling Bid Extension begins 

Interfraternity Council