Spring 2013 Recruitment RULES
Recruitment has gone through some major changes over the past four semesters in an attempt to make it more successful and time efficient. The format for the Spring Semester has been agreed upon by all recruitment chairs and presidents present at the last recruitment roundtable.
A representative from the IFC Executive Board will be present at all 1st round meetings to ensure these rules are followed as requested by the recruitment chairs. Please know and abide by these rules and make sure all potential new members and current members of the fraternity are familiar with them. IFC does not want to be put in a position to take any actions that would negatively impact the recruitment of a chapter.
If you suspect something might be against the rules it probably is, so use good judgment. If you find yourself unsure of anything or would like clarification on a rule, contact The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff, by phone: 610-519-7280. Above all else, be considerate of fellow Greeks and use common sense.
- 8 brothers of each Fraternity are allowed for Info Night.
- All posters must be approved by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
- Fraternity T-Shirt designs must be approved by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
- No “dirty recruitment” methods including negative comments about other fraternities, illegal posting or removal of posters.
- No potential new member may attend an alcoholic event sponsored by a fraternity or member of a fraternity during the recruitment period.
- No member of potential new member may be intoxicated at any recruitment event. No alcohol at recruitment events.
- Bid night parties or gatherings involving alcohol are strictly prohibited.
- During the first round, groups may only hold meetings during their scheduled time. There is no limit to the number of brothers allowed to attend. Groups will meet in their scheduled rooms or strict penalties will be enforced. Each chapter will have a 45 minute block independent of the other chapters in Bartley Hall for the first round.
- Second round meetings are left to the chapter’s discretion, but may not be more than two and one half hours in length. This includes transportation to and from the University. All events lasting longer than 2 hours must be approved by The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff well in advance.
- No group may conduct a recruitment meeting or event outside these scheduled times during the first two rounds.
- New members must be given 24 hours to deicide whether or not to accept the bid.
- The new member period may begin no sooner than 24 hours after bid night ends.
- All potential new members must have a minimum 2.60 GPA.
- Only those men who have completed the first semester of their freshmen year and who have completed no less that 12 credit hours may participate in the recruitment process.
- Grades will be checked by The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff on Friday, Jnauary 24th. All new members MUST complete the recruitment application and waive his right for a grade check by Thursday, January 24th..
- All potential new members must complete an application prior to the end of the 1st round in order to receive a bid from a fraternity during the formal recruitment process.
- The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life must have a copy of the completed application.
- The Continuous Open Recruitment period will begin immediately following the end of the formal recruitment period.
- Any fraternity planning to conduct Continuous Open Recruitment must have it approved by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
- All regular recruitment rules (alcohol, publicity, grades, etc) continue during open recruitment.
- Unrecognized organizations will be referred to as just that. (Not “off campus fraternities”). This terminology only confuses freshman (as well as upperclassmen and women).
- Each fraternity is expected to elect or appoint a “recruitment chair” who will be responsible for coordinating the fraternity’s recruitment events with the IFC Recruitment Chair. He must attend ALL scheduled recruitment chair meetings and is responsible for finding a substitute if he is unable to attend.
- In planning publicity and Recruitment events, each fraternity is expected to keep in mind and plan within the bounds of the mission of Villanova University and its Catholic and Augustinian traditions.
Any fraternity or who violates this policy will be brought before the Interfraternity Council Judicial Board. Any potential new member or individual chapter member who violates this policy may be ineligible to participate in Fraternities at Villanova University.