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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fraternity Recruitment

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For the third year, the fraternity community will be hosting formal recruitment in Fall 2016. Formal 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.

Pre-registration is required and will be available in May 2016. 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.  

Formal Recruitment will begin Thursday, August 25 and will run through Sunday, August 28.  The Fraternity Meet-and-Greet will be held on the Performing Arts Center Lawn, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24.  It is optional, but highly encouraged.  All fraternities will be present, and the event will be a great time!  Men will have the opportunity to meet all chapters via open-house-style visits on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26.  On Saturday, August 27, men will only return to their top two choices, narrowing down their options in order to find the best fit.    August 25-27 should not be considered optional by participants.

"Bids," or invitations to join particular fraternities, will be distributed on Sunday, August 28.  While it is encouraged that men accept or decline their bids for membership on Sunday August 28, the bids for membership must be accepted or declined by Wednesday August 31.

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