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IFC Fraternity Recruitment

No matter what you are looking for, there is a fraternity at William & Mary for you. Joining an IFC fraternity is fun, simple, and easy. IFC fraternities hold a structured recruitment at the beginning of each semester. However, IFC fraternities may extend bids for membership anytime during each semester.

Fall 2023 Recruitment Schedule
FSL Meet & Greet

Monday, August 28 (3:30-5:30, Sunken Gardens)

Information Session

Thursday, August 31 (6:00, Tidewater A&B)

Open House Weekend Saturday and Sunday, September 2 & 3
Open House Period September 2-17
Last Day to Register for Bids (to participate in bid signing day) Thursday, September 14
Bid Day Tuesday, Sept 19 (5:00 pm)
Bid Signing Day

Thursday, Sept 21 (5:00 - 7:00 pm, FSL Community Building)

Initiation Deadline December 1
Step 1

The first step to begin recruitment is registering through Chapter Builder. Please register by following this link. You must register for recruitment through Chapter Builder in order to be considered for the bid process.

Step 2

Attend events! IFC chapters will be hosting open houses, geared for any prospective new member who would like to spend time with and get to know the brothers, as well as other events. You may navigate to the Open House Schedule for each IFC chapter by following this link. To find the schedule of all chapter events, click this link.

Step 3

Follow @wm_ifc on Instagram to receive important recruitment information and updates from both IFC and individual chapters.

Collapsible lists for Academic and Conduct Requirements
Academic Requirements

The Interfraternity Council has established minimum GPA eligibility requirements to join its member fraternities at a 2.5 cumulative GPA. If a student is in their first semester at William & Mary, it is assumed the student meets the minimum GPA requirement.

An IFC Fraternity may have minimum GPA requirements above the eligibility requirements established by the Interfraternity Council. Each potential new member should ask about individual chapter GPA requirements during recruitment.

If a student does not meet IFC established GPA requirements, the student may petition the IFC Conduct Board for an exemption. A student must be receiving a bid for membership from an IFC Fraternity to petition. Petitions may not be submitted until a chapter has indicated they are willing to sponsor a student petition. Petitions for men seeking to join a fraternity this semester will be due by Tuesday, February 11th at noon. Petitioners will need to attend the IFC Conduct Board meeting that evening. The petitioner will be sent a confirmation email with details of the Conduct Board meeting. The petition form will be released in September.
Conduct Requirement

In 2018, the Interfraternity Council adopted conduct standards for students to receive a bid for membership from an IFC fraternity. The IFC Constitution and By-laws states:“Undergraduate men are ineligible to pledge a fraternity if they are currently on disciplinary probation or deferred suspension status or if they have a case pending involving possible violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy or another serious student conduct matter. Additionally, any previously issued disciplinary suspension shall deem the student ineligible to pledge a fraternity. By submitting a recruitment registration, the potential member is consenting to a search of university records by Community Values & Restorative Practices and to their disclosure of any potential members who have a disqualifying record.

During the recruitment registration period, undergraduate men will be afforded the opportunity to self-disclose any conduct history while attending William & Mary or previous institution in the case of a transfer student. In addition, students will be asked to consent to a review of their William & Mary Conduct Record in order to determine eligibility. The details of the record WILL NOT be released to anyone beyond Community Values & Restorative Practices. The only information that will be communicated to chapters is if the potential new member meets or does not meet the eligibility standard above. In such a case, chapters may not pledge the prospective member until his petition is accepted and the chapter is notified. Petitions may be received in two manners:

  • For potential members extended bids AFTER signing day, the petition should be received as soon as possible, up until four weeks before the IFC Initiation Deadline.
The IFC Conduct Board, as well as the Vice President of Recruitment will vote on the petition and inform the prospective member and the chapter of the decision immediately after it is made. The petition form is the same as the GPA waiver petition and will be released in February.

Questions? Contact the IFC Vice President of Recruitment by emailing