Birmingham Southern College

Interfraternity Council









See below for an example of fall formal recruitment at BSC.


Recruitment events are strictly enforced as alcohol-free, as mandated by Birmingham-Southern College as well as each national fraternity.  The suggested attire for formal recruitment is khakis and a collared shirt.


Monday, September 8 Recruitment Convocation

4:30 pm Norton Theater

Men registered for formal recruitment receive schedules, are assigned to their Recruitment Advisory Groups, and hear information related to recruitment week from the IFC officers.


Tuesday, September 9 Recruitment Round Robins 1

6:30-9:00 pm Fraternity Row

Potential New Members (PNMs) attend scheduled parties with their Recruitment Advisory Groups.  Parties are twenty minutes each and groups will attend all six houses for chapter presentations. 


Wednesday, September 10 Recruitment Round Robins 2

6:30-9:30 pm Fraternity Row

PNMs will go through another set of Round Robins with the Recruitment Advisory Groups.  Parties are fifteen minutes each during this round.  Fraternities will begin offering formal bids at this time, but PNMs will not be able to accept bids until the Open Houses begin at 8:30.  This is to ensure that each PNM has both time and privacy, in order to make the best decision for himself.


Thursday, September 11 Preferential Dinner Night

4:00-5:00 pm PNMs pick up invitations at the information booth located in Norton Campus Center

6:30-9:00 pm Fraternity Row

PNMs will attend one or two preferential parties, depending on the number of invitations received and accepted.  Chapters provide food to invited PNMs and the tone of this evening is casual. 


Friday, September 12 Bid Day

6:30 pm Bid Signing in Norton Theatre

Parents are invited to attend the Bid Signing and for chapter open houses following bid signing.