How Recruitment Works
This webpage will walk you though the process of recruitment and answer many common questions about joining a Greek organization at WSU.
Recruitment at Washington State University is directed and regulated by the Interfraternity Council (IFC). Potential new members (commonly referred to as PNM's) may join a fraternity so long as they are either a part-time or full-time student enrolled at WSU.
Fraternal organizations at WSU typically require a minimum grade point average for men to join as a new member. On average, most fraternities require a 2.9 GPA from high school. In the past, the IFC has mandated that any student interested in joining a fraternity must have a minimum GPA of 2.9. However, as of August 2018 the IFC has elected to drop its GPA requirement in an effort increase inclusivity.
WSU Interfraternity Council requires all potential new members to register via its online registration system (Campus Director) in order to participate in either summer recruitment or fall recruitment. You only need to register one time to participate in both informal summer recruitment and formal fall recruitment (previously known as "rush"). All students must be registered in order to receive a bid and participate in recruitment events.
Types of Recruitment
Men's recruitment takes place throughout the year and can be categorized into three types of recruitment:
1.) SUMMER RECRUITMENT: Summer recruitment - also known as informal recruitment - takes place between June and mid July. Beta Theta Pi always aims to recruit the majority of its fall pledge class during the summer recruitment period. This strategy enables us to get to know potential new members on a more personalized basis and vice versa. All individuals interested in summer recruitment must register with the WSU IFC to participate in recruitment events and must be offered and accept a bid through Campus Director by WSU's summer deadline (generally around August 1st).
If you are intending to live in Beta's university approved chapter house in Fall 2019, then you must accept a bid and cancel your WSU housing contract no later than July 13th, 2019. Once July 13th has passed, WSU forces students to either live in a resident hall or pay a hefty cancellation fee. Please note that Washington State University also limits each fraternity on the number of freshman they can house throughout the year. Therefore, the opportunity to live in our chapter house is available on a first come first served basis.
2.) FALL RECRUITMENT: Fall recruitment - also known as "formal recruitment" or "rush" - takes place at the beginning of the fall semester. Fall recruitment is a week-long event, which is hosted by the Interfraternity Council and is open to all WSU men who register prior to the WSU IFC deadline. Those living in the residence halls that are participating in fall recruitment should check with the WSU Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life regarding this year's move-in policies. Formal recruitment will include all necessary programming for WSU's Week of Welcome and will not interfere with classes. This recruitment process involves a mutual selection process from the chapters and the student.