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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fraternity Recruitment

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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.

Structured Recruitment

For the fifth year, the fraternity community will be hosting a structured recruitment process in Fall 2018. 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 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.  

Formal Recruitment will begin Thursday, September 20 and will run through Sunday, September 23.

  • Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21:  Open Houses-visit 3 chapters each day.
  • Saturday, September 22:  Go back to 2 chapters of your choice for a more in-depth visit.
  • Sunday, September 23:  Bids disbursed.

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Recruitment Events

  • Thursday, August 30:  Community Cookout, 4-6 p.m., Performing Arts Center Lawn
  • Tuesday, September 4:  College Town Cookout, 5-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 5:  Fraternity Meet & Greet, 8-10 p.m., CSU Bullpen

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.