Any male high school graduate that is attending Washington State University either currently or is going to attend Washington State University within one academic term of acceptance can join through formal or informal recruitment.

Formal Recruitment takes place annually a week before the fall semester. It gives potential new members of our community the opportunity to meet and speak with all recognized IFC chapters on Washington State’s campus.

Informal Recruitment takes place in two waves – summer and year-round recruitment. A student can receive and accept a bid to join a fraternity over the summer in variety of ways, but usually through a recruitment event independently organized by the chapters. After summer and formal recruitment, individual chapters may choose to recruit informally throughout the fall and spring semesters through year-round recruitment – a process where the potential new members and fraternity meet independently in search for a potential fit.

Recruitment Calendar

Summer (Early Bird) Summer Fall/Spring (Informal)
Date June 1st – June 30 July. 1 – August 1 Ends April 10th
Cost $50 $65 $50

If you register and do not join during summer or fall recruitment, you do not need to register again. Your registration fee will be good for the remainder of the academic year in which you registered.

Incoming students for the 2020-2021 recruitment year, do not register for recruitment until AFTER June 1st, 2020.  If you register before hand, your recruitment fee will go toward the 2019-2020 recruitment year and will not roll over leaving you inelligbible to join an organization.


Potential new members can join a fraternity after being officially ‘bid’ by the organization and have accepted the offer electronically through the university’s recruitment website CampusDirector. You must register for recruitment, no matter which recruitment path taken, in order to join a chapter.

The deadline to join an organization is April 10th, 2020. By that date, CampusDirector will be an inactive site until the following recruitment cycle beginning June 1st, 2020.

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