IFC Meetings

IFC meets weekly on Thursday at 4:30

Fall 2014 Meetings

August 28, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222
September 4, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222
September 11, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222
September 25, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222
October 2, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222
October 16, 2014 - VWK 141, 143, 145
October 23, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 310
October 30, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222
November 6, 2014 - VWK 141, 143, 145
November 13, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222
November 20, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222
December 4, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 310
December 11, 2014 - Kennedy Union Room 222

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 (10) 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 Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Nu
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  ("Rush" is an outdated term that referred to the practice of fraternities literally "rushing" to the train station to meet the newest members of the freshman class of a college or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 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?

*For all values-based Greek letter fraternities and sororities, membership is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students during the fall 2014 semester. First year students may pursue membership options during the spring (second) semester at UD (beginning January 2015 for the class of 2018).

For all values-based Greek letter fraternities, membership in the Fall 2014 semester is open to all male sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students.

(1.) Register for the men's fraternity recruitment period by attending one of the two Information Kick-off Nights.

Information Kick-off Nights

Monday, September 8, 2014 - Kennedy Union West Ballroom - 7:00 - 8:30pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Kennedy Union West Ballroom - 7:00 - 8:30pm

*If you cannot attend one of these nights, you can register with Greek Life staff in our office, September 8-19, 2014:

Kennedy Union Room 241 - Center for Student Involvement, Weekdays, 8:30am-4:30pm

(2.) Visit Fraternity Events

You must register via any method listed above, by the deadline date of Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:30pm. Upon registration, you will be given a list of all the registered recruitment events from each chapter and the overall IFC and University recruitment policies. We encourage you to visit as many events as you can from all available fraternities. (Note: Some fraternity's final events may take place on Sat/Sun, September 20/21, 2014, after the registration cutoff, and you may certainly attend these.) 

(3.) Pursue Membership

A bid is a formal invitation to join, given by an individual fraternity that wishes to offer you membership. Remember, you must register by Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:30pm to be eligible to receive a bid to join.  Bids are given out after the conclusion of the recruitment period, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, between the hours of 5:00 and 10:00pm. This is a standard date and time for all IFC fraternities. A fraternity uses its own internal constitution and by-laws to determine membership qualifications. A fraternity will inform you if its GPA requirement is higher than the University minimum of 2.25.

Where can I find more information?

  • IFC Twitter: @UD_IFC 
  • Campus Greek Life staff: Kennedy Union, Room 241, 937-229-4114 
  • UD Greek Life Twitter: @GreekFlyer