How to Register
K-State has 25 chapters that make up the Interfraternity Council. Fraternities recruit year-round, but we encourage you to begin the recruitment process the semester before you would like to join. (Incoming freshmen: We encourage you to start the process during the beginning of spring of your senior year in high school).
Incoming freshmen may sign with a fraternity as soon as they have graduated from high school, or as early as April, or they may continue the recruitment process through the summer and even into the fall semester. The goal of the recruitment process is to learn more about the fraternities and interact with current members so you can decide which one to join.
** Register for Fraternity Exploration Night here! Fraternity Exploration Night will be held on April 15, 2013 at the K-State Olathe campus. This event provides a chance for you to speak with individual fraternities and learn more about the benefits of joining. **
1. Register for fraternity recruitment online.
The process is complete in minutes and your contact information will be stored in a secure database. Each fraternity's recruitment chairmen will be able to access your information and contact you.
Disclaimer: Registration or participation in K-State Fraternity Recruitment is NOT an offer nor a guarantee of membership. Membership selection is at the sole discretion of each fraternity and its members and is not influenced or controlled by the K-State IFC or K-State Greek Affairs.
2. Contact the chapters that interest you.
The recruitment process works best when you take initiative. Contact the recruitment chairmen of the chapters that you might be interested in directly. Each of our fraternity chapters has one or two people elected to serve as recruitment chairperson(s). These men will review your information from the database and begin calling, writing, or e-mailing you within a few days. They will send you information about their fraternity, why you should join, what kinds of philanthropies they are involved in, what kinds of social activities they are planning for next year, etc. You can also contact them to begin the process.
You can also learn more about each fraternity on your own by visiting our fraternity list. You can click on each fraternity's individual website to learn about its mission, values, principles, history, and more.
3. Attend ongoing recruitment events to meet current chapter members and other potential new members.
Once you have decided which fraternities that you're interested in, you may begin to participate in their ongoing recruitment events. These events, scheduled throughout the spring and summer, are small social gatherings designed to introduce prospective new members to the current fraternity members. The chapters may have a barbecue, go bowling, play paintball, golf, watch movies, etc. Invitations will be sent to you by the recruitment chairpersons as events are scheduled.
Remember, this process works best when you take the initiative, so feel free to contact chapters directly. If you need help, don't hesitate to contact the Greek Affairs office.
4. Join a fraternity.
Most chapters will offer you a bid (an invitation to join their fraternity), but don't be afraid to ask the recruitment chairmen directly if you may join. The recruitment process is complete when you have signed a bid card. The disclaimer on the back of the bid card allows Greek Affairs staff to release your grades to your fraternity for the purpose of monitoring your progress. For example, the chapters will need to know whether you are meeting the minimum grade requirements to remain in the chapter each semester. Some chapters also use grades to determine room assignments or scholarships.
New members of fraternities are generally able to move into the chapter house their first year, though it is a good idea to secure your housing before coming to K-State. Housing and Dining Services has a contract cancellation policy. Contact Housing and Dining for more information. K-State also has five fraternities that do not have chapter facilities. Members of these chapters usually live in campus housing or a group of members may live together in an apartment or house near campus.