Pepperdine IFC Recruitment Philosophy

Pepperdine University prides itself on developing and fostering a Greek experience whereby students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. It is the aim of Pepperdine University and the Interfraternity Council to successfully guide all potential new members through the recruitment process and to provide any necessary resources to ensure that it is a positive experience from start to finish. Thus, we believe that a potential new member will find community within Greek Life by incorporating the elements of the recruitment best practices guide as outlined below by the Pepperdine Interfraternity Council.


We are excited to share the PNM Guide for IFC Recruitment. The only detail that is missing is the official recruitment schedule for all of the chapters. Check back on the first week of classes for the official version. You will also receive a printed copy of the PNM Guide at the PNM Orientation at Meet the Chapters Night (details below). Click below for a copy of the 2018 PNM Guide as a reference.


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Ready to Register for Recruitment?

All potential new members can begin registration on August 1! Along with registering, all PNMs must pay the administrative recruitment fee:

  • $15 for “Early Bird” pricing (August 1- September 11)

  • $20 for late pricing (September 12-13)

The deadline to register and participate in recruitment is Friday, September 13 at midnight after the the first night of recruitment Every PNM must be registered and paid to participate in events and receive a bid. 


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Pre-Recruitment

IFC BBQ

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Campus Recreation Field

5PM- 7PM

Stop by and get to know all four of our IFC chapters and our NPHC/Divine Nine fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. They will have tables set up and will have members present so you can get to know them. There will also be FREE FOOD! Attire is casual!

“Meet the chapters” Night

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Elkins Auditorium

7PM- 11PM

Learn about the recruitment process, what to expect, and how to make the most out of recruitment in a brief orientation. Afterwards, PNMs will also break into their groups and visit info sessions hosted by each fraternity.

IFC Recruitment

Open Events

Friday, September 13, 2019- Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Various Times & Locations

All four fraternities will host events on and off campus to get to know PNMs. Events range from beach days, basketball tournaments, football viewing parties, and other recreational events. Transportation will be provided if hosted off-campus.

Final Impressions

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: TBA

A transition event between open events and invitational events. Similar to “Meet the Chapters”, all PNMs interested in pursuing fraternity membership will check in at the IFC table and visit chapters in classrooms to give a “final impression” and express their interest before chapters decide their invitations to the next phase of recruitment. PNMs may visit as many chapters as they want, but the idea is to communicate with chapters that they would like to be considered for membership. Attendance is highly suggested unless a PNM has class or another University commitment.

Invitational Events

Friday, September 20, 2019- Sunday, September 22, 2019

Various Times

Chapters will host Interview Night, Preference Night, and Bid Night in that order by invitation only. The purpose of Interview Night is for chapters to articulate their organizations values and ask PNMs questions regarding their own values and experiences. PNMs are also encouraged to ask critical questions as well so that they can determine a good fit as well. Preference Night allows for more deep conversations and often dinner is provided. This is the final round of recruitment before chapters make membership decisions. Bid Night is the culmination of recruitment where chapters officially extend an offer for membership.

* Print Out Schedules will also be available at HAWC 112, the Greek Life Advisor's Office*

**All Potential New Members are required to visit at least TWO different fraternity's recruitment events to be eligible for a bid**


Withdrawing from Recruitment

If throughout the recruitment process you no longer are interested in pursuing membership in an IFC fraternity, you can “withdraw” from the process. Withdrawing removes your submitted profile from the IFC recruitment database and signals to the chapters that you are no longer in the pool of available PNMs to extend a bid. This helps the chapters focus on men that ARE interested in membership and they will no longer reach out to you regarding fall recruitment. Please follow this link to complete a BRIEF form.