Our Ten Best IFC Recruitment Tips!
1. Do your research. Joining a fraternity is a big decision and it is an experience that will be with you the rest of your life. In order to make the best decision, research the www.uiowafsl.com website, individual chapter websites and Facebook pages, and meet as many fraternity men as possible before formal recruitment.
2. Explore your options. There are 20 different IFC chapters that provide a variety of options and personalities. Try to visit and learn about as many of these chapters as possible. If you don’t feel like you are fitting in with any of the chapters early on, don’t be discouraged! There is a place for every student in the fraternities here at Iowa.
3. While students are encouraged to go through recruitment with groups of friends, don’t be afraid to go through recruitment by yourself. After all, joining a fraternity is an excellent way to make new friends.
4. Dress how you feel comfortable. Present yourself the way you want to be presented. Also make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will likely be walking frequently from house to house, especially early in the week.
5. Ask questions. As you proceed, ask questions about the chapter’s cost, involvement on campus, academic success, and new member process. This will allow you to make an informed decision.
6. Make your own decision. Do not miss out on a chapter because of peer pressure or stereotypes. You have to make the decision that is best for you; after all, you will be the one who is in the chapter for the next four years. The Greek organization that is best for your friends may not be the best one for you.
7. Ask your family and friends about their Greek affiliation. Chances are they will know someone who can answer some of your questions regarding the short and long term benefits of Greek life.
8. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. This decision is just as much of an investment for the chapter as it is for you.
9. Keep an open mind. To get the most out of your collegiate experience, you should constantly be meeting new people and joining new organizations.
10. Be honest and be yourself. Fraternities pick people for who they are. Do the fraternities that you are talking to have the same qualities and values as you?