Become a Shriner

Why Become a Shriner?

There are many reasons why someone would want to become a Shriner.


In 1922, the Shriners dedicated themselves to providing expert medical care for children regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Today, that philanthropic effort supports 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children® across North America that provide specialized medical care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.

Many Shriners Hospitals for Children are also premier medical research centers and are affiliated with top academic medical institutions in North America.


Shriners International is recognized around the world by an ancient symbol – the fez. The modern man who wears the iconic red fez is a man who values philanthropy, brotherhood, family and of course – fun.

There are many different ways to have fun and share camaraderie as a Shriner – you can join the drum and bugle corps, a clown or motor corp association, or participate in any of the many other unique clubs or units available. Shriners can even develop a new club or unit to participate and share in their own brand of fun and brotherhood.


In many cases, being a Shriner is a family tradition. Although Shriners International is a brotherhood, it has a family component. Many of the fraternity’s activites are designed to involve family members, promoting our shared values and helping develop the next generation of community and business leaders.

A variety of affiliated groups for both women and children, emphasizing personal growth, fun and friendship participate with Shriners.


Throughout Shriners’ history we have sought out men of integrity, character and strength. We bring into the organization men who share our values and will help enhance the mission of Shriners International. You will be surrounded by a network of like-minded men of great virtue. You will thrive and aspire to do great things.

Becoming a Shriner is easier than you think. The rewards will be far more than you expect.


The Next Step

Need more information? Check out the links below to learn more about Becoming a Shriner!

Becoming a Shriner – FAQ
Becoming a Shriner – The Roadmap

Ready to Go?

Becoming a Shriner may just be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Visit and fill out their application form!