Fraternity Recruitment

Informal Recruitment

Men may join a fraternity at any time after they have graduated from high school and committed to attending the university.  Many of our fraternities will be hosting events and recruiting new members throughout the course of the summer, leading up to the beginning of the Fall semester.  Chapters will also host informal recruitment events once the semester starts.  If a student, including a new, incoming student, finds a good fit, it is perfectly ok for him to join a fraternity.

A majority of men who join fraternities do so through Informal Recruitment.

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Structured Recruitment (NOT HAPPENING IN fALL 2020)

Structured recruitment allows potential new members to meet each of the fraternities. The process is designed to ensure the best possible fit into a lifetime of brotherhood.  Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, structured recruitment is not taking place for 2020.

Pre-registration is required and is now available. There is a $20 registration fee to participate in the fraternity formal recruitment process if registration and payment are received by August 1.  After that, the fee increases to $25.  


Fraternity Meet & Greet

  • Friday, August 21:  Fraternity Meet & Greet, 5-7 p.m., MSU Belltower Lawn (located near the clock tower, between Trafton Science Center and the Clinical Sciences Building)

If you have any questions regarding the fraternity formal recruitment process, email the community recruitment counselors via email, at

Any man joining a fraternity must be an MSU student (or incoming student) who has graduated from high school and who has a minimum 2.5 GPA.  The GPA used for determining eligibility is the cumulative high school GPA for any student who has not yet taken any college courses since graduating from high school.  For any student who has taken college courses since graduating from high school, the cumulative college GPA is considered.