Thank you for your interest in joining Fraternity Life at James Madison University! While we are excited to get to know you, we also want to let you know that there are over 350 active student clubs and organizations at JMU that offer an equally beneficial experience. You can check them at to get started.

Recruitment Registration

Any students interested in joining an IFC fraternity must Register for IFC Recruitment online. Fall Registration will open at 9am on Thursday, June 1st.  Please email if you have any issues! 

IFC Open House: 

More information coming soon


Chapter Recruitment Events

Chapters will host their own recruitment events August 28th- September 1st. Following open recuritment events chapters will host interviews September 4th-8th. 

Bid Extension

Sunday, September 10th, 2023.

On this day, Fraternities will be extending invitations to join their chapter between the hours of 4pm and 8pm. Each fraternity will give instructions on how they will be extending bids. Please be aware, no fraternity should be asking you to accept or decline a bid on the spot, nor should they do anything that would prevent another fraternity from extending a bid to you.

Bid Acceptance Ceremonies

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Bid acceptance ceremonies mark the beginning of new member education and will take place after 6:00 pm. Chapters will notify you of the ceremony’s location and time when they extend a bid to join. We will update all chapters and Potential New Members on any policies or procedures that must be followed for the Fall 2021 Semester

Warning: Unrecognized Organizations

Unrecognized organizations are former fraternities or sororities that have lost their recognition from both James Madison University and their national headquarters due to disciplinary action. Unrecognized organizations are not advised by the university, are unable to use campus resources, and are prohibited from participating in Fraternity and Sorority Life events. These organizations usually are not recognized by an Inter/National headquarters and do not follow the same standards and policies our recognized fraternities are held to. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life  For a list of unrecognized organizations click here.


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