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Fraternity Recruitment

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

Register for Fall 2018 Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternity Recruitment Orientation: 
Sunday, Aug. 26
Russell House Ballroom


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.

Register for Recruitment
Complete the online registration form

Pay Your Recruitment Fee
$60 Recruitment Fee: $40 due in advance with online registration, $20 due on bid day.

Fraternity Recruitment Orientation
Sunday, Aug. 26
Russell House Ballroom

Community Service Event Participation
You must participate in at least one community service event between Move-In Day and Bid Day. The event should be sponsored by Fraternity Council, the campus or a social fraternity chapter.
See Leadership and Service Events »

You must also complete and return to the Fraternity Council by Bid Day.
Council Recruitment Service Form [pdf]»

Educational Presentation
You must participate in one of the educational presentations. Multiple sessions will be offered during recruitment week. Attendance will be confirmed.

Observe the no-alcohol policy.

Formal Recruitment and Dates

Each spring, most fraternities host recruitment. This is your opportunity to get to know all of the organizations to make a decision about joining.

August 26, 2018
Russell House Ballroom

September 3, 2018
Open House Round
Convention Center
7 p.m.

September 4-8, 2018
Informal Invitation Rounds
Time and Place Varies By Chapter

September 9, 2018
Bid Day

Informal Recruitment

Chapters may host recruitment events any time of year.

IFC will also host informal recruitment events two weeks after the semester starts.

Fraternity Recruitment Orientation
Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018
Russell House Ballroom

New Member Sessions
Required for all potential members.
Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

All new member sessions are held in the Russell House Theater.

Participating Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • 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 Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi

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