Membership | FAQs

How long does it take to become a Shriner?

To become a Shriner, the first step is to become a Mason. Becoming a Masonic Freemason varies by every lodge and by every state. There are 3 Degrees, Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and finally, Master Mason. The average timeframe is about six months, and one of our mentors will be more than happy to answer any question and help you in every aspect of this path.

What is the relationship between Shriner’s International and Shriners Hospitals for Children?

Shriners International is the fraternity that founded the Shriners Hospital for Children® in 1922. Today, Shriners International continues to support the hospitals by raising funds, assisting patients' families with transportation, volunteering on the hospital boards, and much, much more. Children from birth to age 18, receive specialized medical care at the Shriners Hospital for Children locations.

Can a Woman become a Shriner?

While it's true that women are not members of the Shriners fraternity, they play a significant role in many aspects of the organization. There are also several independent groups for women that support the fraternity and philanthropy. These include the Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Shrine Guilds of North America, and Order of the Eastern Star.  Organizations for children and young people include DeMolay International, Job's Daughters International, and the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.