The rush period is typically the first couple weeks of each semester. Rush is where potential new members (PNMs) come meet the brothers and other rushes and get to know one another. We hold a variety of fun rush events such as Meet the Brothers, Dodgeball, and watch parties for major sports games. The rush schedule will be posted every rush period. The events are relaxed and intended to let us become more familiar with rushes. It important to us to get to know you on a personal level, so it is encouraged to come out to as many events as you can.
All rushes must register for Greek recruitment on the Rutgers OFSA website at the start of the semester using this link:
To learn more about our rush schedule for the upcoming semester, rushes are encouraged to contact our recruitment chair:
Yousuf Khan (862) 222-4261
If we believe you are a good fit for the fraternity we will choose to extend an invitation to join, called a bid. Once accepted, candidates will begin an 8-week candidate education process where they will learn about our fraternity and familiarize themselves with the brotherhood. This process is strictly no hazing, something that we take very seriously.
New member fees vary from semester to semester, but generally range around $400-$500.
One must meet the following requirements to be eligible as a candidate:
Completion of at least twelve credits*
A cumulative GPA of 2.5
Be a full time student
If you do not meet these requirements, you can still rush and perhaps pledge another semester.
*These 12 credits can come from another school if you are a transfer student
We expect the following of our candidates:
Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
Uphold the values of the brotherhood
Follow all national and local policies and rules
Be active and enthusiastic!
We believe in moral responsibility and respect for our candidates, and we follow all university policies. All OFSA policies can be found below.
Sigma Alpha Mu National Alcohol Policy
1. Chapter officers and committee chairmen shall be familiar with all applicable laws, university regulations, interfraternity council rules, and fraternity policies concerning alcoholic beverages and other controlled substances.
2. The possession, sale, distribution, use or consumption of alcoholic beverages, while on chapter premises, during a fraternity event, in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, or at any event an observer would associate with the fraternity, must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city, and institution of higher education (including interfraternity council policies), and must comply with either the BYOB or Third Party Vendor Guidelines.
3. No alcoholic beverage may be purchased through or with chapter funds nor may the purchase of same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of, or on behalf of, the chapter. The purchase, use, or possession of a bulk quantity or common sources of such alcoholic beverage, for example, kegs or cases, is prohibited and the chapter shall not permit their possession or use by members or guests, on chapter premises or at any chapter function.
4. A chapter shall not sell alcoholic beverages to members or guests by selling tickets or cups, by charging admission fees, by taking up collections, or by any other direct or indirect means of collecting moneys from persons attending chapter functions.
5. Open parties, meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the fraternity, without specific invitation, where alcohol is present, are prohibited. The term open party also includes: a social function to which non-members are invited by a blanket or open invitation, express or implied; a social function to which non-members are invited through advertising or publicity, including signs, posters, billboards, handouts, and the use of newspapers, radio, or television; a social function hosted by a chapter to which the number of nonmembers invited is greater than twice the number of chapter members in good standing; a social function co-hosted by two fraternity or sorority chapters to which the number of non-members invited is greater than the membership of the host chapters; a social function co-hosted by three or four fraternity or sorority chapters to which any non-members of the host chapters are invited; and a social function co-hosted by more than four fraternity or sorority chapters.
6. No members, collectively or individually under chapter auspices, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e., those under legal “drinking age”).
7. The possession, sale, or use of any illegal drugs or controlled substances while on chapter premises or during a fraternity event or at any event that an observer would associate with the fraternity is strictly prohibited.
8. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor, charitable organization, or tavern (tavern defined as an establishment generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol) where alcohol is given away, sold or otherwise provided to those present. This includes any event held in, at or on the property of a tavern as defined above for the purposes of fundraising. A chapter may rent or use a room or area in a tavern as defined above for an event held within the provisions of this policy, including the use of a third party vendor and guest list.
9. No chapter may co-sponsor or co-finance or attend or participate in a function where alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters, groups, or organizations.
10. All recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter will be nonalcoholic. No recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter may be held at or in conjunction with an alcohol distributor or tavern as defined in this policy.
11. No member or candidate shall permit, tolerate, encourage, or participate in “drinking games.”
12. No alcohol shall be present at any candidate program, activity, or ritual of the chapter. This includes, but is not limited to activities associated with “bid night,” “big brother – little brother” events or activities, “family” activities and initiation.
13. Each chapter shall actively promote and support the adoption of dry rushing policies by the interfraternity council and university administration on its campus.
14. For the purposes of this Policy, the term chapter includes colonies, interest groups and alumni clubs..
Sigma Alpha Mu National Hazing Policy:
Candidate education programs are to be limited to 8 weeks or less. No chapter, colony, student, or alumnus shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Permission or approval by a person being hazed is not a defense. Hazing activities are defined as: “Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, or any other such activities carried on outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement; fraternal law, ritual, or policy; or the regulations and policies of the educational institution, or applicable state law.” Candidate class trips (road trips or walk outs) are prohibited unless the following conditions are met: (1) The trip cannot be mandatory or serve as a requirement of initiation, (2) Candidates may not make up more than 50% of the participants, (3) At least one member of the Chapter council must go on the trip, (4) If visiting another chapter, the chapter being visited must be contacted four weeks prior to the trip and they must give permission for the visit to occur, (5) Weekend trips should not exceed seven hours of travel time (round trip), and (6) All participants must sign a waiver agreeing to abide by Fraternity Risk Management Policy and agreeing to hold the chapter and Fraternity harmless. Intensive final week(s) or day(s) of candidate programs are prohibited, as are any events that require the candidates to “sleep over”. “Hell Week/Day”, “Help Week”, “Inspiration Week”, “Work Week” and other such intensive activities are specifically prohibited.