Our Membership Process
Your involvement in Freemasonry starts with simply asking to be considered for membership, and choosing a local lodge you would like to petition. Our fraternity is open to responsible adult men (18 and above), of good character, with a belief in a Supreme Being, and without regard to religion, race, income, education, or political opinion.
You may contact our lodge and set up a time to meet with some of the Masons of the lodge to get a feel for the experience at this location. There may be several lodges near you, and it is your choice which lodge to petition. You are encouraged to find the one you feel most comfortable with, which may not necessarily be the closest. Indiana Freemason’s maintains a Lodge Locator to assist you with finding a lodge.
Next, you need to complete a membership petition and submit it to the lodge you have chosen. An initiation fee, $90 (generally $75 to $200, this amount is determined by the local lodge), accompanies the petition. Within approximately 45 days, someone from the lodge will contact you for an interview. Use this opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Your spouse, friend, or parent is also encouraged to attend this interview, and even to tour the lodge itself. Your references will be also contacted and asked to answer some general questions about you.
This process is just so we can get a better understanding of the candidate and ensure they meet our requirements. The lodge at its next meeting will then vote on your petition.
If your petition is approved, you are on your way to becoming an Indiana Freemason.
Basic Membership Requirements
- Be a man at least 18 years of age
- Be of good moral character
- A Belief in God
- Ask to join
- Resident of Indiana (Minimum 6 months)