Interfraternity Council Recruitment

How to Join an IFC Fraternity

At the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters, the Interfraternity Council holds its Formal Recruitment process. IFC Recruitment gives potential members the opportunity to meet members of each fraternity. The IFC Recruitment process is one of mutual selection: the fraternities decide which recruits they wish to invite into membership, and the recruits choose which fraternity they wish to join. Each organization will host individual recruitment events in various locations on campus and throughout the metropolitan area. The formal process lasts one week and allows students the opportunity to explore Fraternity & Sorority Life without joining any particular fraternity. At the conclusion of recruitment, each fraternity extends “bids,” or offers of membership, to men that it wishes to be part of its organization.

Requirements to Join an IFC Fraternity

To join an IFC fraternity and participate in formal recruitment, potential new members must complete the recruitment interest form:

Each organization has its own requirements set by their (inter)national organization and Missouri State chapter. Please contact the individual chapter that you are interested in learning more information about regarding specific requirements and or guidelines. 

IFC Recruitment Registration Form


Dear Potential New Members,

I would personally welcome you Missouri State University! Your time here will make up some of the best years and memories of your lives, and Missouri State offers numerous ways to get involved on campus to give you the chance to make an impact during your stay here. One of those ways can be through Fraternity and Sorority Life. Joining a Fraternity has been one of the best decisions of my life and has given me great friends, lasting memories, and countless opportunities to make my mark on campus and the surrounding community. If you are looking to join a Fraternity, I highly encourage you to explore the entirety of Fraternity and Sorority Life here through the recruitment process and find where you fit best. Once again, congratulations and Go Bears!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me! My email is,I want to be the most valuable resource to you as you start your journey into joining a Fraternity here on campus!


Nathan Lewton, Vice President of Recruitment