At AUM, we're currently home to one of the many nationally recognized organizations within the InterFraternity Council. Since 1977, joining an IFC fraternity has been an integral part of a student’s quest to become a well-rounded individual within the AUM community. Membership in a fraternity provides men a home away from home where lasting friendships are made and networks with thousands of alumni are found. IFC strives to foster positive interfraternal relations, brotherhood, scholarship and service, and leadership opportunities to create a greater campus community.
How to Join/Rush
The term Rush is used to describe the fraternity recruitment process. To rush means to participate in the recruitment process and actively seek membership in a fraternity. Rush and recruitment can be used synonymously. An individual who is rushing is considered a rushee or Potential New Member (PNM).
The recruitment process is informal, meaning the chapter will host and market their own recruitment events and rushees are not required to attend all events but are highly encouraged, as it may be at other campuses. Some examples of recruitment events that are hosted include: BBQs, poker nights, and sports games. Parties are prohibited during the Formal IFC recruitment period, and are not considered the best environment to get to know one another on an individual basis. During the academic year the chapter recruit in the Fall and Spring semesters.
A bid is an invitation to become an associate of the fraternity. Once a rushee accepts a bid they become an "associate" or "new member" for that fraternity. An associate becomes an "active member" or "brother" of a fraternity once they have completed their new member program and are initiated.