This recruitment process in the Fall semester is for Upperclass men only (those that have passed and completed at least 12 college credit hours at SMU in a long semester (i.e. Fall or Spring))
While the University allows fraternities to hold recruitment for upperclassmen on their own schedule there are a few deadlines that chapters have to follow:
August 1-September 16: Each Upperclassman interested in joining a fraternity must fill out a Potential New Member Release Form and receive notice he is eligible prior to accepting a bid from a chapter. Once notified he is eligible to receive a bid he need to pay the IFC open bid fee of $100 and sign the IFC bid sheet before he is allowed to join a chapter's New Member process.
September 17: All IFC chapters must have all open bids submitted and fall new member processes must begin.
August 1: Registration application goes live on-line.
September 10th: 1st Mandatory Meeting for men interested in IFC formal recruitment*
November 12th: 2nd Mandatory Meeting for men interested in IFC formal recruitment*
December 1 @ 11:59pm: Deadline to Register for IFC Recruitment.
January 12: IFC Recruitment begins
*Men interested in IFC recruitment only need to have their attendance documented at one Mandatory Meeting.