Recruitment is open to any male student attending RIT that is in good standing with the university and that is a full-time student.
Chapters may not extend a bid to potential members that are not enrolled at RIT.
Events must abide by RIT quiet hour rules.
All recruitment events must be registered with EVR.
Chapter members (active or alumni) shall not consume alcohol with any potential new member(s) present during any recruitment event hosted by the chapter throughout the year.
This rule applies to any recruitment event or any event an observer would associate with fraternity recruitment
No alcohol may be consumed by any non-member (sorority women, or any Women attending the recruitment event), with potential new members present.
This rule applies to any recruitment event or any event an observer would associate with fraternity recruitment; recruitment is dry.
Fraternity chapters and individual chapter members shall not sponsor “after bars” or “open parties” of any sort at their chapter house, any off-campus owned/rented property by members of the fraternity, or local vendor establishment as a means of recruiting new members.
If a group is found in violation of having a “wet” recruitment event, the alleged group will be summoned to appear before the IFC Judicial Board.
Recruitment at RIT is such that any group can do any event they want on any night – even if another group is planning to do something as well.
Recruitment Week will start the Sunday morning prior to Week 1 of classes and will end on Friday at 5:00 PM of Week 3
Bid Signing and Delivery
All signed and complete RIT Fraternity New Member Forms are due to Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life by the Friday of Week 3 at 5 pm
Organization specific bid cards or new member forms can be signed after the aforementioned date and time.
Bids should not be handled out in a manner that would interrupt a potential new member's class.
Students should be free of pressure to accept one chapter’s bid versus that of another chapter.
In the event that a new member is “harassed” into accepting a bid from a chapter, the chapter in question can be brought before the IFC Judicial Board for action unbecoming a member of IFC.
“Harassed” is defined as but not limited to excessive calling, texting, messages on social networking sites, and more.
Public Relations and Advertising
Advertising and public relations efforts may begin at the beginning of Orientation Week and have no end date.
IFC shall not restrict or limit advertising or public relations efforts.
Organizations shall not advertise or post materials that are offensive, inappropriate, or degrading in any manner.
All public relations and advertising must follow the Center for Campus Life Posting Procedures for Advertising & Announcements.
Violations of the Formal Recruitment Process
Any and all violations of the recruitment process shall be turned over to the IFC Judicial Board and shall be adjudicated accordingly.
Violations include but all not limited to: Failure to EVR events and reserve spaces; “Bad-mouthing” another group, i.e., through implication, giving false information, etc through any medium; Giving an oral bid or handing a bid, prior to the IFC time. Starting from the end of the last term, to the next formal bid time; Undue pressure on a recruit to join; and any other act deemed by the IFC Judicial Board as “Dirty Recruiting.”