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Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

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

Fall 2019 Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment


Fall 2019 registration opens May 1. 

For information about joining a fraternity within the Interfraternity Council, contact Tommy Donovan, 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.

Fraternity Recruitment Orientation
Sunday, Aug. 25 | 12 - 1 p.m. and 1 - 2 p.m. | Russell House Ballroom

Hazing Prevention 101
Shortly after you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email prompting you to complete this two-part course, learning how to recognize, prevent and report hazing. The real-life scenarios prepare students, group members and bystanders to make informed decisions, ultimately empowering them to prevent hazing. The first part of the course is titled Hazing Prevention: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility 101 ™. This is the prerequisite for the second part of the course, The Fraternity and Sorority Life Module, designed for university students in fraternities and sororities. We anticipate that completing the two modules will take approximately 90 minutes. Both modules should be completed no later than 11:59pm on Sept. 2.

Community Service Event Participation
You must participate in at least one (1) three-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 listed below, or an outside organization.
See Leadership and Service Events »

You must also complete the Service Event Requirement form, submitted to the Interfraternity Council, by Bid Day.

Education Sessions
You must participate in one of the potential new member educational sessions. Multiple sessions will be offered during recruitment week. Attendance will be confirmed.

Observe the no-alcohol policy.


Register today!

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. 

Recruitment Orientation
Sunday, Aug. 25 | 12 - 1 p.m. and 1 - 2 p.m. | Russell House Ballroom

Potential New Member Education Sessions
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Thursday, Aug. 29

All potential new member education sessions will be hosted in the Russell House Theater from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendance at one new member session is required.

IFC on Greene
Friday, Aug. 30 | 5 - 8 p.m. | Greene Street

Service Event
Monday, Sept. 2 | 10 a.m. - Noon | Location TBD
All potential new members must complete three hours of community service. This event is planned by the Interfraternity Council and fulfills that requirement.

Open House Event
Monday, Sept. 2 | Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Invitation Rounds
Tuesday, Sept. 3 - Saturday, Sept. 7 | Time and Location Varies By Chapter

Bid Day
Sunday, Sept. 8 | 2 - 5 p.m. | Russell House Theater and Russell House Ballroom

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

Recolonizing this fall, Delta Tau Delta, will be recruiting a group to launch the recharting of the Theta Eta chapter at USC. 

For more information, email Adam Abbott, Director of Growth at Delta Tau Delta. 

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