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Participation in fraternity recruitment allows students to meet other Auburn University students, learn about our fraternities, and begin friendships that will last beyond their college experience. To get the most out of fraternity life, it is highly encouraged to join freshman year, but many men join as upperclassmen.


2023 Interfraternity Council Recruitment Events:

Summer Recruitment Events – May 26, 2023 – August 17, 2023

Summer recruitment events are opportunities for current chapter members to get to know potential new members prior to fall classes beginning. These events are individually planned by each chapter and may include activities like grilling out at the fraternity house, attending an Atlanta Braves game, or going to Top Golf. Fraternities may reach out to you to invite you to their events, but you are encouraged to contact chapters with events you would like to attend. You may contact chapters through their social media pages or their chapter websites. Please note, bids may begin to be distributed on June 2.

Fall Recruitment Events – August 17, 2023 – August 30, 2023

Fall recruitment events allow students the opportunity to continue to meet the fraternities after the summer recruitment period. Most events are held at the chapter facilities or within Auburn.

IFC Rec Day – August 9, 2023

This informal recruitment event is hosted by IFC at the Campus Recreation Center as an opportunity to get to know brothers of all of the fraternities while participating in activities like basketball and indoor soccer. The event is casual, t-shirts and shorts are appropriate. Remember to bring your Tiger Card to gain entrance to the recreation center.

Recruitment Kickoff – August 18, 2023

Recruitment kickoff will be held on the campus green in the first week of school. We will have tents for every fraternity, a DJ, and food trucks. Here you may meet the brothers of every chapter and sign up to attend their upcoming recruitment events. We ask that all men participating in recruitment, regardless of bidding status, attend. Attire for this event is casual.

Open House – August 21, 2023

For one evening, all fraternities open their doors to welcome potential new members to meet their brotherhood. Chapters may choose to host different activities to showcase their interests and personalities. Chapters without a facility will be located in the Melton Student Center. Attire for this evening is business casual, polos and khakis are recommended.

Open Event Days– August 22 – 23, 2023

Open event days are designated for chapters that are still actively recruiting and having open-invitation events for potential new members. Not all fraternities will participate in these event days.

Interested in learning more? Take a look at the 2023 IFC Recruitment Handbook here:

Inquiries about Fraternity Recruitment should be directed to the IFC Vice President for Recruitment, at

Dates for 2023 IFC Summer/Fall Recruitment:

Recruitment Registration Opens: May 1st

Summer Recruitment Events Begin: May 26th 

Bids Can Be Given Out After June 2nd

IFC Rec Day: August 9th

IFC Fall Recruitment Kickoff: August 18th 

Open House: August 21st 

Invite-Only Period*: August 22nd-September 1st 

Open Event Days**: August 22nd – 23rd 

Summer/Fall Recruitment Ends: September 1st 

New Member Education Begins: August 28th  


*Some chapters may still have open-invitation events during this period. This is up to chapter discretion and bid availability.

**Open event days are events hosted by fraternities that are still participating in recruitment and are welcome to anyone attending their events. 

Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

Is registration required to go through fraternity recruitment?

Yes. All men seeking to join a fraternity at Auburn University are required to register for recruitment. This is a requirement set forth by the Greek Life office. There is no fee to sign up for recruitment, only men who accept bids will be charged a $70 bidding fee on their AU E-bill.

Are there any eligibility requirements for joining a fraternity?

Students must be full-time enrolled undergraduate students to hold membership within a fraternity. Other requirements such as GPA minimums are decided on a chapter-to-chapter basis. Path to the Plains students are not eligible for fraternity membership.

Are there any events I am required to go to as a potential new member?

Yes. We ask that ALL men going through recruitment attend IFC Recruitment Kickoff on Friday, August 18th, regardless of bidding status.

How do chapters know that I am interested in learning more about them?

All chapters are given the information of all potential new members as they register for recruitment. However, it is in your best interest to take the initiative to reach out to chapters you would like to get to know. The best avenue to do this is through the chapter’s social media pages or websites, which may be found on the main IFC webpage.

If I do not attend summer recruitment events will it affect my chances of receiving a bid?

No! While summer events are great opportunities for you to get to know chapters, they are by no means mandatory for you to receive a bid. Most of our chapters will still have the bids available in August and you will be able to attend events once you move to Auburn.

What kind of financial obligation can be expected with fraternity membership?

Every fraternity’s chapter dues are different depending on what is included in chapter membership. You may view the official IFC Financial Transparency document to see the individual dues for each chapter.

Do I have to join as a first semester freshman, or can I wait until the spring or my sophomore/junior year?

Any student is welcome to join a fraternity. However, it is highly encouraged to join a fraternity in the fall semester of your freshman year. The transition to college from high school can be difficult, and getting involved on campus, especially in a fraternity, can help to ease the transition. Also, many students point to their early involvement in a fraternity as a key factor in developing leadership skills and furthering their campus involvement. If you do decide to join a fraternity after your freshman year, chapters will take sophomore and upper class new members.

Ready to sign up for Recruitment? Register here!

Click to view some of the chapter recruitment event schedules below:

(Please note, these schedules are subject to change)

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Last modified: August 7, 2023