Thank you for your interest in joining Fraternity Life at James Madison University! While we are excited to get to know you, we also want to let you know that there are over 350 active student clubs and organizations at JMU that offer an equally beneficial experience. You can check them at at beinvolved.jmu.edu to get started.
Any students interested in joining an IFC fraternity must register for recruitment online. Registration is now open! Click here to complete the registration form.
IFC Open House
Interfraternity Council Recruitment is a two week process that begins Sunday, September 1st with IFC Open House. Details for this event are still being determined, check back later this summer for a time and location This is the only time every fraternity chapter will be together during recruitment. Food will be provided for potential new members.
Bid Extension and Acceptance Ceremonies
Following IFC Open House each chapter will hold their own recruitment events. On Thursday, September 12th chapters will hand out bids between 6pm and midnight. The following day chapters will hold new member acceptance ceremonies after 6pm. At this time you will formally accept your bid, and begin the new member education process. Your chapter will notify you of the time and location of the bid acceptance ceremony.
Unrecognized organizations are former fraternities or sororities that have lost their recognition from both James Madison University and their national headquarters due to disciplinary action. Unrecognized organizations are not advised by the university, are unable to use campus resources, and are prohibited from participating in Fraternity and Sorority Life events. These organizations usually are not recognized by an Inter/National headquarters and do not follow the same standards and policies our recognized fraternities are held to. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life For a list of unrecognized organizations click here.
Important Recruitment Dates:
IFC Open House
Sunday, September 1st
5:30pm – Presentation in Madison Union Ballroom followed by tabling on Hanson Field until 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 12th
6pm – Midnight
Friday, September 13th