Join us for a week-long set of events hosted by each chapter.
Potential new members can choose to attend as many fraternity events as they choose. However, it's highly recommended that potential new members check out each chapter throughout the week and get to know members from each organization in order to choose the best fit.
Fraternity recruitment is a way for men interested in joining a fraternity to learn about each chapter and make an informed decision about joining the chapter that fits him best.
Spring 2023 Fraternity Recruitment Schedule
January 23-27, 2023
This year, like any other year, the fraternities will be planning their own individual events. Schedules coming soon.
Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions
Fraternity membership does include a time commitment; however, depending upon your involvement in chapter leadership positions, the time commitment will vary. In general, most chapters have Monday night formal meals and meetings each week. In addition, members attend brotherhood events, attend educational programming, volunteer in the community, host and attend philanthropic events and dance the night away at social events throughout the semester.
The Animal House stigma is one that fraternities strive to relinquish every day and are doing so by adhering to their chapter's risk management policies and exhibiting responsible practices regarding event management. Each chapter has a set of policies and guidelines that they must follow to regulate social events and ensure safety.
The new member process (formerly known as pledging) for fraternity chapters is typically four to six weeks long and allows new members the opportunity to learn about the chapter’s history, chapter expectations, UND fraternity and sorority life, and chapter membership requirements. Each chapter hosts weekly new member meetings to allow the men an opportunity to get to know their brothers and to learn more about the chapter. After the four to six week educational process has concluded, the new members will be admitted into full membership within the chapter through a process called initiation. Initiation is a ritual within the chapter that is secret (with the exception of Delta Upsilon), however, all initiation ceremonies are formal customs in which the members learn the fraternity’s symbolism including what their letters, emblems, and traditions represent. The initiation ceremony is not to be feared as the ceremony is meant to be special event that is a tradition for all chapters.
Hazing is defined by Hazing Prevention.org as "any action taken or situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule, risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate." The University of North Dakota and all of the UND fraternity chapters do not condone or tolerate hazing of any kind. The membership process for all members should be a positive one and members should never feel uncomfortable, harassed, mistreated, or embarrassed. Chapters who are found to be in violation of the Code of Student Life for hazing violations will be held accountable for their actions through the university’s judicial process. In addition, chapters who are found in violation of their individual fraternity’s hazing policy will be subject to discipline by their National organization. Hazing has no place in fraternity life at UND and it will not be tolerated.
Each fraternity chapter sets their own dues. These rates are usually determined by an estimate of expenses incurred per member. Each chapter is assessed a national dues fee from the national Headquarter, an insurance premium per member, IFC dues per member and chapter operating expenses to determine the dues per member.
Yes. All chapters have requirements in place that mandate each member live in the house for at least one year during their membership. However, living in the chapter house is one of the most fun parts about being in a fraternity, and the bonds that are created through living with your brothers are like nothing else.