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.

Step 1: Attend the Fraternity & Sorority Meet & Greet during Orientation to meet all 13 chapters in an informa setting.

Step 2: Attend the IFC Registration Event on after classes start (usually on that Thursday evening). At this event IFC will go over how recruitment works and how to maximize the your individual recruitment process. 

Step 3:  

Step 4: Attend the first round of open houses will be on Saturday and Sunday, the first weekend of school in the fall semester along Fraternity Row. The Open Houses are set to start on a staggered basis to allow potential new members an opportunity to explore as many chapters as possible.


Step 4: Continue to attend open houses through the next two weeks for chapters you are interested in joining. Each chapter will hold multiple recruitment open house events for interested men to stop by. 

For the most up to date times, dates, and locations, you can log into TribeLink for all the events or download the complete schedule by date and by chapter here in August.

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 BEFORE signing day, the petition must be received by 12pm on Tuesday, February 11th.
  • 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 September.

Questions? Contact the IFC Vice President of Recruitment [[e|IFC, Kyle Kauffman]]