What is Recruitment?

Virginia Tech Fraternity Life

The Virginia Tech Fraternity Man's Creed
The Virginia Tech Fraternity Man's Creed
It is expected that Virginia Tech fraternity man is a man of honor and integrity, a man who projects a positive image of masculinity and civility, as he is a man who works to include others rather than to exclude them. A Virginia Tech Fraternity man strives for excellence, he has a clear focus and curiosity for his academic success while maintaining a healthy sense of personal balance. He works to make the communities he is a part of better by his active participation in them through courageous leadership. A Virginia Tech fraternity man is a man for others. He treats others, all others, with respect, dignity, and worth. He cares for other men as brothers or as best friends. A Virginia Tech fraternity man aspires to be a role model in the best sense of the word, for his peers and for those who follow him. The current Virginia Tech fraternity man joins the generations of Virginia Tech fraternity man, carrying on traditions begun in 1872 while creating new ones as they embrace Ut Prosim as a way of life and make their collective mark on the fellowship that is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Recruitment Process
Fraternity recruitment is the process by which prospective members are introduced to the fraternity community. This introduction will include a recruitment fair, information sessions, and an opportunity to get to know the chapters. It is important that you take advantage of these opportunities so that you are able to make an informed decision when deciding to join a chapter. Formal recruitment involves hosting events and brotherhood-like activities to get to know the perspective members. This is a dry period meaning no alcohol. These activities enable both the fraternity and the perspective members to draw some conclusion about fit, interest, and congruence with stated goals and values. At the end of the two week period, an invite-only event, also known as closed rush, occurs for perspective members. After this event, the fraternities vote to decide which students will receive a bid. In order to be offered a bid, the perspective member must be registered for fraternity recruitment. This is done through the Student Organizations link in HokieSpa. Bid handout is the following week followed by Bid acceptance the same week.
GPA Requirement
For Potential New Members
In order to receive a bid (formal invitation to become a new member) in a fraternity, the Interfraternity Council requires that students participating in recruitment have a Virginia Tech cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher. New freshman or transfer students are exempt from this due to the required GPA needed to be admitted as a new student at Virginia Tech. Most chapters have their own higher minimum GPA requirements to receive a bid and initiate. Credits and grades will be verified through the Fraternity and Sorority Life office.