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Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

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

Spring 2021 Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

Spring 2021 registration is now open!

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 Jan. 23. The modules will be emailed to your UofSC email beginning in January and sent weekly on Wednesdays.

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. 

IFC Recruitment Orientation
This is a required orientation for all students who have registered to participate in IFC fraternity recruiment. 
Thursday, Jan. 14 | Virtual

Formal Round
Sunday, Jan. 17

Invitation Rounds
Monday, Jan. 18 - Saturday, Jan. 23 | Time and location varies by chapter

Hazing Prevention Module Due
Saturday, Sept. 23 | by 11:59 p.m. 

Bid Day
Sunday, Jan. 24

  • 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


There are no IFC fraternities conducting an expansion in spring 2021.

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.

This year, as the IFC community hosts recruitment events with physical distancing measures in place, we encourage everyone to do their part. Best practices in COVID-19 prevention will be in place campus-wide, including enhanced cleaning; requiring and promoting individual behaviors like physical distancing, wearing face coverings, hand washing; and access to testing, followed by contact tracing and quarantine isolation practices.

Occupancy during recruitment events will be capped according to CDC recommendations and university protocols. Physical distancing of six feet or more will be expected by everyone participating. The recruitment process has been altered to account for small groups of people gathering in one place at a time. Face coverings be carried at all times so as to be prepared for times they are required. Students with health conditions that make wearing a face covering risky should register with the Student Disabilities Resource Center by Jan. 15.

All students are encouraged to self-monitor for any concerning symptoms. Chapters will be asked to follow CDC recommendations, university policies, South Carolina DHEC standards, and expectations from their national organizations and house corporations. Students who screen positive for symptoms should call Student Health Services. Individuals who may be high risk should communicate through the appropriate channels, through their chapter or to their Rho Alpha, to evaluate any potential accommodations that could be provided.

For more information about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit

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