The Alpha Delta Chapter would like to communicate clearly what the eligibility requirements will be for students who want to participate in recruitment. What these requirements mean in practice is that Fraternities will engage in a Continuous Open Bidding process in the Fall, and hold formal recruitment in the Spring. The practical impact on the Interfraternity Council chapters will be that spring recruitment will now involve a larger pool of students, rather than the fall (like it has been traditionally in the past). The impact on the Multi-Cultural Greek Council and National Panhellenic Council organizations will likely be minimal, but we will continue to work with all four councils to determine the best ways to implement these new requirements.
The following criteria must be met in order to participate in recruitment activities:
-The student must have earned 14 credit hours AT PENN STATE. AP/IB, dual enrollment, and transfer credits will not apply.
-The student must have a 2.50 cumulative Penn State Grade Point Average (GPA)
-The student must not have any pending or active conduct violations or sanctions
-The student must attend educational information sessions hosted by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and the student governing councils (IFC MGC, NPHC, PHC)
Notably, during this time, the University shall renew this policy, giving consideration to the possibility of moving the required earned credit hours to 29 (the University’s requirement for attaining sophomore status) for subsequent years. Moreover, the University will be engaging in a significant assessment effort to evaluate the effects and educational outcomes of a deferred recruitment process.