IFC Recruitment

The Interfraternity Council holds a formal recruitment process each January for all students and an informal process for upper class students each fall. Registering early is highly recommended, as the cost increases throughout the registration process. Students interested in joining should refer to the eligibility requirements, as well as any required events listed in the schedule of events. We look forward to helping you explore the membership opportunities in the IFC community!

How to Join

IFC strives to create a positive experience for all those involved in the recruitment process. To ensure this, each potential new member will sign an agreement on the first day of recruitment to abide by the SMU and IFC policies. Students who violate this agreement may be disqualified from joining a fraternity that semester. In addition, any student who commits a conduct violation at any point during recruitment week will be removed from the recruitment process and not allowed to accept a fraternity bid.

There are NO exceptions to the registration deadline.

IFC Formal Recruitment Registration: Formal Recruitment registration is now closed. Check back here when it opens May 1st!

  • There will be a registration fee of $75 to go through the IFC Recruitment process. 

Wednesday, May 1st at 8:30AM: Formal recruitment registration opens.

Monday, September 9th at 12:00AM: Formal recruitment registration closes- there are no exceptions to this deadline.

Summer Zoom IFC Information Sessions - Opportunities for potential new members (PNM) and parents to learn about the SMU IFC Community! All sessions will be held via Zoom at 12:00pm CST.

***It is highly encouraged that you try to make a session. Zoom links will be included here closer to the Zoom information date.


  • Parents: Saturday, June 8
  • PNM: Saturday, June 15


  • PNM: Saturday, July 13
  • Parents: Saturday, July 20


  • PNM: Saturday, August 17


IFC Events Schedule 

Formal Recruitment Fall 2024

Week 1

  • Monday, August 26 - IFC Block Party - Dallas Hall Lawn - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 28 - Open IFC Chapter Events 
  • Friday, August 30 - Open IFC Chapter Events 
  • Saturday, August 31 - IFC Boulevard 
  • Sunday, September 1- Open IFC Chapter Events

Week 2 

  • Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) - IFC Formal Orientation & Formal House Tours - Time & Location: TBD (Mandatory)
  • Friday, September 6 - BYU vs SMU Game & Boulevard 
  • Saturday, September 7 - Invite Only SMU IFC Chapter Events (By invite only)
  • Sunday, September 8 - Open IFC Chapter Events

Week 3

  • Monday, September 9 - Open IFC Chapter Events - IFC Recruitment registration closes at midnight. 
  • Wednesday, September 11 - Open IFC Chapter Events 
  • Thursday, September 12 - Open IFC Chapter Events 
  • Friday, September 13 - Invite Only SMU IFC Chapter Events (By invite only)
  • Saturday, September 14 - Bid Day 
  • Sunday, September 15 - Informal Recruitment begins

Definitions of Events

Open IFC Chapter Events: These are events that anyone can go to. They are open to the public for PNMs to explore the different fraternities that SMU has to offer. 

Invite Only Events: These are the events that chapters will invite you to. You will get a notification from ChapterBuilder on which fraternity event you will go to (the chapter will reach out to you as well)

Orientation & House Tours: Orientation will give you general information (a snapshot) of the IFC community! House tours will give you the ability to visit every single fraternity on campus. 

Bid Day: Once the recruitment process concludes you will receive a bid (invitation) to join the organization. As a community we love to do a run home once you found your fraternity! 





Fall 2024 Formal Recruitment registration will open soon! Please check back here on May 1st!

Please email IFC at ifc@smu.edu if you have any questions or concerns or call (214) 768-6424.