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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 a structured recruitment process 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

Please note that this structured recruitment process is not the only way by which a man may join a fraternity.  Men may be offered bids through informal recruitment at any time before or after this process is completed.  Many join this way.  The structured process is recommended for those who would like to be guided through a process allowing them to meet all chapters.  

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.