IFC Fall Formal Recruitment

Thinking about joining an Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity? Do you want to explore your options before deciding which one is right for you? IFC Fall Formal Recruitment is your chance to meet and spend time with members from several Iowa State University chapters over the course of a few days, and potentially receive a bid at the end of the process! We hope you'll join us August 15th-19th, 2021!



$30 to register

*Shirt sizes will be honored until July 25th*

Registration closes August 9th.



August 15th - August 19th, 2021

*detailed schedule coming soon pending university review





Questions and Answers


Will this event be in-person? Virtual? Hybrid?

As of right now, we anticipate that this event will take place fully in person. This is contingent upon the ever-changing status of the COVID-19 pandemic and decisions made by university officials regarding the safety of students, faculty, and staff. You will be notified if there is a change to event format.


What if I'm living in a residence hall and my move-in date is after Fall Formal Recruitment starts?

All IFC Fall Formal Recruitment participants living in Iowa State University residence halls will be able to move in on August 15th, which is the same day as check-in for Fall Formal Recruitment. A fee of $25 per day that you move in early from August 17th will be assessed to your U-Bill.


What can I expect for food after Fall Formal Recruitment starts?

All IFC Fall Formal Recruitment participants with an Iowa State University meal plan will have a meal plan extension for Monday, August 16th for all three meals and one meal, breakfast, on Tuesday, August 17th. After Tuesday, August 17th breakfast your actual meal plan will start and the extension will end. A fee of ~$40 will be assessed to your U-Bill to cover those four meals. Men who do not have a meal plan will be charged for a full week meal plan, the charge to your U-Bill for a full week meal plan is $193 for the 15 meals provided. These meals are extra meals added and do not have to be used during the event while it is encouraged to use them during the event, they will expire at the end of the semester however.


How is my schedule made for each day?

Participants will have the opportunity to meet all fraternities during the first round, then will preference the chapters they want to visit the next day.  This is a mutual selection process, so chapters will also decide which participants they want to invite back. The selections from both ends will be used to create a narrowed-down schedule the next day. This process will be repeated each day throughout the process.


Who can help answer my questions during the event?

During Fall Formal Recruitment you will have a current member of a fraternity called a Rho Guy assigned to you, who can help guide you and answer your questions. He is disaffiliated from his own fraternity throughout the week so that he can provide an unbiased opinion and help you find the right fraternity for you. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns before the week please email the IFC Vice Presidents of Recruitment, Ben and Ronan at ifcrecruitment@iastate.edu.


How do I register?

Plan about 30 minutes to fill out the registration link, which you can find at the top of this page. You will want to have your Iowa State email address, student ID number, a picture that is easy to tell who you are, and have a good idea of what involvement you'd like to highlight to chapters who look at your profile!