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Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

Fraternity recruitment is the process by which our Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters obtain new members.

Fall 2021 Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

Fall 2021 registration opened May 1 and closes September 18.

Register today!

 

For information about joining a fraternity within the Interfraternity Council, contact Joey Murphy, IFC Vice President of Recruitment.

 

Fraternity Recruitment

General Requirements

  • Must be a full-time student at the University of South Carolina (12+ credits).
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA (upperclassmen) or incoming freshman.

Pay Your Recruitment Fee
$70 Recruitment Fee: $50 due in advance with online registration, $20 billed to the chapter you join.

Hazing Prevention Online Modules
You are required to complete two online hazing prevention modules. We estimate it will take approximately 90-minutes to complete both parts. They must be completed no later than 11:59pm on Sept. 18. The modules will be emailed to your UofSC email weekly beginning in July.

Community Service
You must participate in at least one (1) two-hour community service event between Move-In Day and Bid Day. The event should be sponsored by either the Interfraternity Council, a participating fraternity chapter, or an outside organization. You must submit proof of completion to the Interfraternity Council by 11:59 p.m. on Sept 18 by submitting this form on our website.

Conduct
Observe the no-alcohol policy.

Most fraternities host recruitment events at the beginning of each semester. This is your opportunity to get to know all of the organizations to make a decision about joining. 

IFC on Greene
Sunday, Aug. 29 | 1 p.m. | Greene St.

IFC Recruitment Information Session
Sunday, Aug. 29 | 2 & 3 p.m. | RH Theater

IFC Recruitment Orientation
Sunday, Sept. 5 | 4 & 5 p.m. | RH Ballroom
This is a required orientation for all students who have registered to participate in IFC fraternity recruitment.

Formal Round
Monday, Sept. 6

Invitation Rounds
Tuesday, Sept. 7 - Saturday, Sept. 18 | Time and location varies by chapter

Hazing Prevention Module & Community Service Hours Due
Saturday, Sept. 18 | by 11:59 p.m. 

Bid Day
Sunday, Sept. 19

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi

During the recruitment process, each potential new member is assigned to a recruitment advisor group. Each group has one (1) assigned recruitment advisor (Rho Alpha) who will be a point of contact for the PNMs throughout the recruitment process. These are upperclassmen fraternity men who assist with the recruitment process. They are great resources for potential members to learn more about the fraternity experience, membership expectations, and recruitment events. The Rho Alpha role involves a competitive selection process as well as training prior to the start of recruitment.

All active and potential new members participating in the recruitment process are required to follow all public health directives. Campus policy related to physical distancing, event caps, and face coverings must be followed. Anyone not following policy may be removed from the recruitment process.

The council will maintain communication with university administration and chapters to determine the best and safest way to host the recruitment process.

For more information about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit sc.edu/safety/coronavirus.

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