IFC meets weekly on Thursday at 4:30
Spring 2013 Meetings
January 17, 2013 - ArtStreet Studio E
January 24, 2013 - VWK 141
January 31, 2013 - ArtStreet Studio E
February 7, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 207
February 14, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 211
February 21, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 207
March 7, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 211
March 14, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 207
March 21, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 207
April 4, 2013 - ArtStreet Studio E
April 11, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 207
April 18, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 207
April 25, 2013 - Kennedy Union Room 207
IFC Fraternity Recruitment - Frequently Asked Questions
IFC Fraternity Recruitment – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Interfraternity Council (IFC)?
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for nine (9) of UD's values-based fraternal organizations. The council aids the chapter fraternities in the areas of recruitment, academics, service, public relations, financial and educational programming, and risk management. By joining one of the fraternity chapters governed by the IFC, you automatically become a member of the council and are encouraged to participate. Values-based fraternities in the IFC include:
Alpha Nu Omega
Beta Theta Pi
Delta Tau Delta
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Sigma Kappa
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Phi Epsilon
What is recruitment?
Recruitment is the period when fraternities actively seek out new members who have values that align with those of the organization. This includes a series of events offering members and potential members the opportunity to get to know each other. ("Rush" is an outdated term that referred to the practice of fraternities literally "rushing" to the train station to meet the newest members of the freshman class of a college or university and pinning their fraternity colors on the freshmen to identify them as a potential member of that fraternity). The current and appropriate process of dynamically selecting new members through coordinated events and gatherings is what we sponsor here at UD as recruitment.
Who may go through the recruitment process in the spring as a potential new member?
Only male students: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students who have registered with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and who:
Have passed at least 12 credit hoursHold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 (chapters may use a higher value)Are in Good Standing with Community Standards and Civility
What if I am a potential new member who is unsure if I meet these criteria?
All students are encouraged to register, and Greek Life and Leadership Programs will check for eligibility after each night of registration. Grades and discipline status are verified with other campus offices.
How and where does a potential new member register for recruitment?
There are many locations to register, including:
Any of the two IFC Kick-off information nightsTuesday, January 29, KU Ballroom, 7:30 pmWednesday, January 30, McGinnis Multipurpose Room, 7:30 pm
Tables set up on campus, staffed by IFC representativesGreek Life and Leadership Programs office (Kennedy Union, Room 241), during any weekday, 8:30am-4:30pm
You will provide your name, email, phone, UD student ID#, and class standing. Once you are registered at any of these locations, you do not need to visit any other to register again.
Registration opens – January 29, 2013, KU Ballroom, 7:30 pm
Registration closes – February 8, 2013, Kennedy Union, Room 241, 4:30pm
IFC Fraternity Recruitment – Frequently Asked Questions (continued)
What do I do next after I register?
Immediately after registering, a potential new member may attend any and all recruitment events hosted by the fraternities. Handouts will list all of the registered recruitment events from each chapter, and each organization will be able to direct you to its events. If you are registering yourself after you have already been to one or more recruitment events, this is more than fine. Just make sure that you register via any method by Friday, February 8, at 4:30pm. Some fraternity's final events may take place on the weekend of February 8-10, but all registrations must still be in by February 8 as indicated.
Will I be informed if I have fully met eligibility criteria?
After registering, students who do not meet eligibility criteria in any of the areas outlined will be emailed as soon as possible to alert them. If you are ineligible, you may not attend any further recruitment events, and all chapters will be informed of your status. You may re-register the following semester to seek eligible status. If you are eligible, you will not receive any notifications from Greek Life and Leadership Programs and should continue attending all recruitment events in pursuit of finding a good fit with a fraternal organization.
Must a student register for recruitment to receive a bid?
Yes, all students who intend to pursue membership in a values-based fraternity within the Interfraternity Council (IFC) must be registered with the IFC. Those who are not registered by the closing date of February 8, at 4:30pm will not be eligible to receive a bid (offer) to join in the fall semester.
What is a bid?
A bid is an invitation to join an IFC fraternity. Bids are given out after the conclusion of the recruitment period. A fraternity uses its own internal constitution and by-laws to determine membership qualifications, some of which are not known until after becoming a full active member. A fraternity will be able to inform you of its GPA requirement that may be higher than the University minimum of 2.25. If you are to receive a bid from a fraternity, it will be offered Wednesday, February 13, 2012, between the hours of 5:00 and 10:00pm. This is a standard date and time for all IFC fraternities.
Where can I find more information?
IFC: Recruitment Chairman, Michael Ohradzansky, email@example.com
Campus: Greek Life and Leadership Programs, KU 241, 937-229-4114