What is Secondary Recruitment?
We have appreciated the patience of all our prospective and current members as we took the time to finalize exactly what recruitment would look like in the Fall of 2020. We have always been committed to hosting a formal recruitment and welcoming new members to our community. While Fall 2020 will certainly look different, we still highly encourage all USC undergraduates who are interested in potentially joining an IFC fraternity to participate.
First, we will outline our updated recruitment format and explain the changes that have been made. The following adjustments reflect our commitment to following university restrictions related to COVID-19. Public safety is of the utmost importance and has driven our decision to host Fall 2020 Recruitment through an entirely virtual medium.
Secondary Recruitment is an additional opportunity for potential new members (PNMs) to join a fraternity at USC. Participating chapters will be in attendance to speak with PNMs and then decide over the next two weeks if they wish to extend more bids.
Here is how it works:
On Monday, August 31st from 7-8pm PST, IFC will host a Remo event where chapters that wish to take more members will be in attendance to meet with PNMs. The event will take place in a single Remo building and chapters will have their own individual tables marked. Be sure to check all of the floors to find every participating chapter. This first event is simply an opportunity for chapters to meet with PNMs who are still interested in receiving a bid.
Following this event, the responsibility of speaking further with PNMs and distributing bids is on the chapters. IFC will not host any more events and PNMs will not use Remo or CampusDirector anymore. If a chapter wishes to extend a bid to a PNM, they will contact them and let them know. Chapters will submit their final bid lists on Friday, September 11th with all of the PNMs they are taking from both primary and secondary recruitment.
As a PNM, we encourage you to attend the event on the 31st and make an effort to keep in contact with Rush Chairs from chapters you are interested in joining. As mentioned previously, IFC will not be hosting anymore events after the 31st and communication must be done directly between Rush Chairs and PNMs.
Chapters, we encourage you to be open and communicative during the two weeks of Secondary Recruitment and actively work with PNMs who show interest in your house.
Around 15% of members join their chapter through Secondary Recruitment. It remains a great opportunity to get involved with USC Greek Life this semester.
Please email with questions.
Secondary Recruitment Remo Event Link: