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Recruitment Information

After careful consideration, and in an effort to improve the overall safety of the Fraternity and Sorority Community, students must now complete one year at Tufts in order to be eligible to join a fraternity or sorority. (Students who transfer to Tufts may participate in recruitment once sophomore standing is achieved.) First year students are no longer eligible for recruitment or membership in a fraternity or sorority at Tufts. This policy is effective immediately. Additional information about membership criteria is available in the updated OFSL recruitment policies on our website.

In order to facilitate this change in membership eligibility, the primary recruitment cycle will transition from the spring to the fall semester. Chapters are welcome to conduct an informal process with eligible students in the spring semester, including in spring 2018, as long as they follow all OFSL policies and council requirements for the recruitment and new member process.

Chapters who wish to participate in informal recruitment must notify the OFSL by February 1, 2018 of their intention to do so and must submit a recruitment and new member calendar and program for approval. Chapters may extend bids at a date to be determined by them between February 7 and February 28, but must follow a seven-week maximum new member period and have all new members fully initiated by April 18.

Additional Recruitment and New Member Policies Include:

  • Chapters who conduct a recruitment or new member process without approval from the OFSL or who deviate from their plan without approval will be considered in violation of OFSL policy.
  • There is a welcome back program at 9 p.m. on January 31 in Cohen Auditorium.
  • All new members are required to attend the OFSL new member orientation program. These programs are offered at three different times, new members must attend only one of these sessions.
     
    - February 21 at 12 p.m. in Barnum 008
    - February 21 at 5 p.m. in Barnum 008
    - February 28 at 5 p.m. in Pearson 104
     
    Additional required new member programs are:
     
    - March 7 and March 28 at 9 p.m.
  • All new members are required to attend three new member programs on February 28, March 7, and March 28.

Please direct any questions or concerns to fsl@tufts.edu.

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