Successful Fraternity Recruitment at Texas A&M
College Station, TX: Sunday, August 26 marked the end of formal recruitment with the commencement of Bid Day for the Texas A&M University Interfraternity Council (IFC), the governing body for eighteen fraternities at Texas A&M. After a long and grueling week of recruitment, chapters came together at the steps of the Jack K. Williams Administration Building to celebrate their new recruits and the upcoming semester.
Under the supervision of Connor Lanpher ‘20, IFC’s vice-president for recruitment, fall fraternity recruitment ran smoothly and efficiently. With 570 men registered for recruitment, we are excited for the 417 new members who accepted their bids this fall. This results in an eighty percent retention rate of all men participating in recruitment this year - a six percent increase from last year.
This was also a semester of few firsts. To start, IFC used a new recruitment platform called Campus Director to manage the registration and bidding process. IFC also expanded the BID Day bus drop-off points from one to three, reducing traffic and congestions at the intersection of Bizzell and Old Main.
About Texas A&M Interfraternity Council: The Texas A&M Interfraternity Council was founded in 1980 to represent current and former member organizations belonging to the the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). IFC is a self-governing student organization with the purpose of facilitating and promoting the Greek experience at Texas A&M.