February 7-8, 2020 Recruitment Weekend
Meet men from from all IFC chapters and kickstart your recruitment experience!
Schedule (all events take place in the K-State Student Union)
Friday, February 7
7:30 pm Registration & chapter browsing fair opens
8:15 pm Introduction & logistics presentation
9:30 pm Recruitment browsing fair concludes
10-11:30 pm After-hours, alcohol-free social begins
Saturday, February 8
7:45 am Arrive at Union Courtyard
8:35-9:20 am Round 1
9:40-10:25 am Round 2
10:45-11:30 am Round 3
11:45 am-12:35 pm Lunch
12:55-1:40 pm Round 4
2:00-2:45 pm Round 5
3:00-3:15 pm Closing meeting
3:15-5 pm Open period
Chapter facilities will be open until 5 pm, but transportation will not be provided after the closing meeting. You will need to make your own accommodations to get to the facilities yourself.
What you need to know
Cost: $50 (includes Friday night snacks and entertainment; Saturday breakfast bag, lunch and transportation; materials, and more!)
Attire: The weekend's attire is casual. Jeans and a shirt or a polo are perfectly fine.
Saturday Tours: Participants will select on Friday night which chapters they would like to visit the most the next day. Schedules will attempt to accommodate all participants' selections, however we have kept an open period at the end of Saturday for participants to visit any chapters they may have missed.
Conflicts: If you have a school conflict with the schedule, please email our directors of recruitment to discuss accommodations.
Lodging: We have blocked off discounted rooms at the Holiday Inn located on 1641 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS, 66502. Rooms are not guaranteed after January 10, 2020 and will be released back to the hotel. Reservations received after January 10, 2020, will be based on availability and rate.
Reservations Instructions: The reservations can be made in any of the methods listed below:
Call Hotel directly at (785) 539-7531
Call Holiday Inn at (888) Holiday
The Group Code is IFC
It is important to mention the group code in order to receive the discounted rate. Please note only the contracted dates of Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th, 2020 will be available on the group block.
Why come to this recruitment event?
This event will be men's only opportunity to meet all 26 IFC chapters, and will begin the recruitment season. This will also allow men to hang out with multiple chapters in the same weekend - making it convenient for those who live more than 2 hours away from Manhattan, especially our out of state students.
How will the students get to events during the weekend?
Each student will be part of a recruitment group, that is transported by busses around the community. Each student will also have an older fraternity member to answer questions and help them through the process.
Will everyone get a chapter at the end of the weekend, similar to sorority recruitment?
Though this does have some similarities to sorority recruitment, IFC believes in freedom of association and wants both potential members and chapters to have time to get to know one another. Chapters may give out bids Saturday following their events, or they may wait until they've conducted a few individual recruitment events.
Are parents/guardians allowed to attend?
While we encourage parents/guardians to be involved in their students' recruitment process, this event will only be for students to interact with other students. Parents/guardians may want to attend the registration session or stay the night in Manhattan.