Joining a fraternity or sorority is one of the best decisions a student can make while attending Illinois State University. If you're interested in becoming a member of one of our chapters, check out the information below.
There are two kinds of sorority recruitment processes: formal recruitment and informal recruitment.
Formal recruitment is the primary mean of joining a sorority at Illinois State University. Formal recruitment is a weeklong event (which happens during the first few weeks of the fall semester) in which interested women visit 11 sororities via a shuttle bus to get to know the chapters, learn about their values, and meet their members to determine which chapter is the best fit for them. The process utilizes Rho Gammas or recruitment guides who are current sorority women to serve as mentors for those participating. Prior to participating with Formal Recruitment, we ask that you attend an Information Session.
Informationals are information sessions where you learn more about the Formal Recruitment process. Informationals answer questions such as How Does the Schedule Look Like, What do I Wear, What if I have a Schedule Conflict, What do I do if…., etc. We ask that you attend at least one Informational Block to get a more in depth understanding of the Formal Recruitment process as well as the expectations. There will be a 30-minute presentation with 20 minutes left for questions. We will be meeting in the Bone Student Center in the Prairie Room. Please keep in mind these dates, times, and locations are tentative and subject to change. You only have to attend one of the blocks.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Fall Formal Recruitment Schedule
August 28 – September 5, 2017
August 28: Meet your Rho Gamma
August 29: September 1st: Welcome Rounds
September 2: Philanthropy Round
September 3: Sisterhood Round
September 4: Preference Round
September 5: Bid Day
**Registration for Sorority Recruitment closes on Tuesday, August 29 at 9:00 a.m. All individuals must be registered and paid by that time to go through the sorority recruitment process. Sorority recruitment will also close when a maximum of 1200 women register due to fire code regulations within organizational facilities, so please consider registering early to guarantee yourself a spot.
With questions, please email Fraternity and Sorority Life at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a $60 registration fee to register for sorority recruitment. Please use the following link to register https://ilstu.mycampusdirector2.com/landing/
After the formal recruitment process is over, eligible sororities who are still looking for members may have open recruitment events, ultimately offering membership on their own schedules. Not every sorority participates in the informal process. This is important to know. The formal recruitment process is the only time that potential members have the opportunity to join any of the 11 chapters. Please reach out to the sororities directly for Continuous Open Recruitment/Informal Sorority Recruitment Information.
The following sororities will be hosting recruitment in the fall 2017 semester outside of the formal recruitment process. Please reach out to the chapters directly for information and events.
Zeta Theta Pi
IFC fraternities have the ability to recruit 365 days a year. Throughout the summer and the school year, you will have the chance to meet the men of IFC at various events. It is important to keep an open mind and try to meet as many of the chapters as possible before signing a bid.
Chapters can begin distributing bids (invitation to membership) over the summer or after the first week of classes in August. If you are interested in joining a fraternity, all you have to do is make friends with some fraternity men. Be social, meet the members, go to some events, and then decide if that chapter is right for you.
Our IFC fraternities do also host a formal recruitment period as well. The overall schedule of events can be found below. Please look at the chapter websites or contact the individual chapters for more information regarding specific events and recruitment opportunities.
August 31-September 8, 2017
Thursday, August 31—6:30pm – 8:30pm Meet & Greet/Info Session
(The event will be held on the Quad)
Tuesday, September 5—6pm – 8pm Open House
Wednesday, September 6—6pm – 8pm Open House
Thursday, September 7—6pm – 8pm Dinner Night (INVITE ONLY)
Friday, September 8—9am – 3 pm Bid Day in SSB 130
Be sure to visit Fraternity and Sorority Life to officially sign and accept your bid (SSB 130 from 9 am to 3 pm). There will be a bid day celebration during the evening on Friday, September 8. The time and location for this event are still TBD.
There is no council run intake process for culturally based organizations. Students interested in joining a culturally based organization, must contact individual chapters for information regarding the intake process. If you need assistance in contacting individual organizations or to gain more information please submit the request for information form.