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Interfraternity Council
The University of Mississippi

Open Bidding

About IFC Open Bidding

IFC Open Bidding takes shape in the form of fraternities extending membership invitations outside the formal recruitment process. The Interfraternity Council offers multiple opportunities for students and potential new members to participate in Open Bidding, with a two-week period of Open Bidding beginning the day after Formal Recruitment Bid Day for two weeks and then again during the second semester through our Spring Open Bidding Process. Time frames are subject to change based on academic calendar and formal recruitment dates. Please note that chapter participation in Open Bidding is at the complete discretion of each chapter, and not all chapters will choose to select new members outside of the Formal Recruitment Process.

All Potential New Members must complete a registration form to participate in Open Bidding, whether it be in the Fall or Spring.

The Fall 2024 Open Bidding registration form will open on bid day of formal recruitment 2024 and can be found HERE. Please send an email to if you have questions about Open Bidding eligibility. This will allow IFC to determine whether or not a PNM meets the requirements outlined below. Additionally, IFC will supply eligible PNM’s information to chapters. The chapters electing to participate in the fall ’24 open bidding process are currently TBD and will be announced after formal recruitment 2024.

Spring Open Bidding will take place January 25th, 2024 through February 22nd, 2024.

Fall Open Bidding will take place September 2nd, 2024 through September 16th, 2024.

Open Bidding Events

There will be an event for all men participating in the open bidding process in the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office (Union Suite D). The date of this event is TBD. Check our social media regularly for more updates.

IFC Open Bidding Requirements

Students participating in Open Bidding must meet the following requirements:

  1. Students must participate in formal recruitment to participate in open bidding
  2. Students must not have accepted a membership invitation from an IFC fraternity within the last year.
  3. Students must have a 2.70/4.00 cumulative GPA to receive a membership invitation through Open Bidding and must maintain the 2.70 cumulative GPA to be initiated into a fraternity.
  4. Please read through the complete list of Open Bidding requirements located in our registration portal.

Questions About Open Bidding?

If you have questions about Open Bidding or joining a fraternity please do not hesitate to email Barton Boyll, IFC VP of Recruitment, or call Fraternity & Sorority Life at 662-915-7609.