Fall Recruitment will take place the second week of class, starting the week of August 29th. During this week, men will get the opportunity to meet all six of our IFC fraternities and learn more about them. The week consists of formal nights where they meet with all organizations and informal nights where they get to choose which organizations they want to hang out with. Informal nights usually consists of games, activities such as cornhole or volleyball, and lots of great food. At the end of the week, IFC holds Bid Day where the potential members get to decide which which bid they will accept from the groups who have extended one to them. In order to accept a bid, a man must have a 2.50 college GPA (12 hour minimum) or a 2.6 high school GPA.
IFC Recruitment Dates: August 28th - September 2nd
UT Martin IFC participates in 365 recruitment which is up to each individual chapter. These activities may occur any time during the academic year other than during formal recruitment. Gentlemen who are interested but missed the formal recruitment week may reach out to the chapter president to let them know that they are interested. If the president of a chapter wants someone to join, they can extend a snap bid which means you can join automatically after grades and conduct are checked. Gentlemen who go through 365 recruitment must meet the same GPA and conduct requirements as formal recruitment. The minimum GPA requirements are a 2.60 Highschool GPA if no college credit has been established or a 2.25 college GPA. They must also complete a Hazing Education course before they can accept a bid from a chapter. Once the IFC Advisor has approved the potential new member they can accept a bid and pay their $40 bid fee at the Office of Student Life!
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Membership intake is the membership selection process conducted by UTM’s historically black organizations, which are governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Membership selection for NPHC groups is an individualized process that is different for each organization. Chapters choose the time when they will take new members. This process, known as intake, generally begins with an interest meeting followed by a period of membership education. The membership process culminates with initiation and a probate, or "coming-out" show in which the organization's new members are revealed to the community.
NPHC chapters embrace a lifetime commitment philosophy and aim to assure the continuance of academic achievement, political awareness, and community service. Additionally, NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 hours of college credit with a 2.5-2.75 GPA depending on the organization. We strongly encourage those interested in the Membership Intake process to contact the respective NPHC organizations for more information.
To receive more information on a specific organization(s), fill out the interest form and someone from the Office of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs will be in touch with you.
Any student wishing to pursue membership into any of our NPHC affiliate chapters must: