Interfraternity Council Fraternity Recruitment


The Sorority and Fraternity community has a long-standing tradition at Iowa State University, with the first fraternity coming to campus 140 years ago! As Iowa State University has grown over the years, generations of men have continuously strived to further their involvement not only within fraternal organizations, but also on campus, and within the community. The purpose of our fraternities has always been to promote and foster an environment that works towards a devotion to scholarship, service, leadership, and brotherhood. We are thrilled that you are considering going Greek!

How to get involved:

Fraternities at Iowa State recruit on an informal, or year-round basis, which allows men to join organizations at any point throughout their collegiate experience at Iowa State University. High school seniors may join a fraternity after Greek Visit Day, and through out the summer prior to the beginning of their first semester. Current ISU students may join a fraternity at any time.

IFC Experience:

REGISTER NOW for the IFC Experience (Just click the registration link)



5:30-6:30 PM: Check-in

7:00-10:00 PM: Meeting Chapters & Food

10:00 PM: Return to chapter facilities, hotels, etc.


7:30 AM: Information Session & Breakfast

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Chapter Tours

2:00 –3:00 PM: Time to meet with Recruitment Chairs

Men should arrive at 5:30 pm on Friday, April 13 at the Memorial Union. Check-in will be held in The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement (Memorial Union 0355) from 5:30 to 6:30. Here, they will be given an IFC t-shirt, an itinerary for the weekend, as well as a map of the IFC chapters. The rest of Friday night will include an opening session in 1148 Gerdin which will be an overview of fraternity life at Iowa State, an informal meet & greet session at Lied Recreational Center, and various activities within individual chapter facilities (if applicable).

The following day will consist of a brief general session in 1148 Gerdin, and chapter facility tours. Tours will last from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. This will be a chance for men to explore a large number of chapter facilities, connect further with chapters without facilities, and gain an overall well-encompassing understanding of IFC fraternities.

Following the house tours, there will be an hour-long period for potential new members to reconnect with recruitment chairs, exchange contact information, and talk further with them about joining. Following 3:00 pm, the IFC Experience will be concluded. At this point, chapters will be free to bid prospects as they please.

This will officially kick off recruitment for the fall semester. Further recruitment will be left up to each individual chapter. Other opportunities to explore fraternity life organized by IFC will include summer orientation for incoming freshmen and transfer students, as well as Structured Recruitment at the beginning of the fall semester.

Summer Orientation & Recruitment:

During the summer, fraternities will reach out to prospective members through chapter leaders who will provide information to incoming first-year & transfer students about their specific organization. Prospective members are also welcome to contact chapter recruitment chairs at any time. You can find their contact information here. Your Jorientation visit is a great time to tour the fraternity houses and meet alumni, members of the chapter, and student leaders. The Vice Presidents of Recruitment and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement will also be holding informational sessions during orientation.

Interfraternity Council Recruitment Weekend:
This event is open to all current Iowa State students interested in joining a fraternity or simply looking for more information. Prospective members will have the opportunity to meet individually with chapter and community leaders as well as receive additional information and resources regarding recruitment. 

The Fraternity Guide is online!
The fraternity guide is a great resource that showcases all the fraternities that the ISU Greek community has to offer.

Interested in also, learning about about culturally-based fraternities? Click to learn about MGC and NPHC fraternities.