What is the Interfraternity Council (IFC)?
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the self-governing organization that provides guidelines and support to its 10 member organizations and 500+ members. Each IFC member organization focuses on different aspects of Sorority and Fraternity life, including academics, athletics, campus involvement, community services, leadership, and brotherhood.
The member organizations (Chapters) within the IFC at UT are:
- Alpha Epsilon Pi
- Alpha Tau Omega
- Lambda Chi Alpha
- Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)**
- Pi Kappa Phi
- Phi Mu Alpha
- Sigma Chi
- Sigma Phi Epsilon
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Zeta Beta Tau
When is IFC recruitment?
IFC recruitment begins 17th – 22nd of September 2018
How do I sign up to be able to join an IFC fraternity?
Sign up for recruitment at https://ut.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/step/1?Guid=30f60692-9326-4381-a26a-6af4db65f0a2
How do I learn more about joining an IFC chapter?
The best way to learn about joining an IFC chapter is by approaching the current members of that chapter. The most knowledgeable people on each Fraternities recruitment process are the members themselves. During recruitment, do not be afraid to approach members representing their letters and I am sure they’d be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.
What is a bid?
A bid is a formal invitation to join a fraternity. If you earn a bid, you’ll be informed Friday 21st of September.
When and where do I collect my bid?
To accept your bid, you attend “Bid acceptance”. At 1 pm on the 22nd of September in VC219, all 10 chapters will be waiting to hand out their bids. Upon entering the room, the Fraternities would have offered bid will rise. You collect all the bids you’ve been given and you have 24 hours to accept the bid formally on Orgsync.
How do I increase my chances of getting a bid?
1. Register with the IFC as soon as possible to let IFC fraternities know you are interested.
2. Learn about as many chapters as you can, and then select the ones on which you would like to concentrate. Attend their events and get to know their members.
3. Be positive. Do not criticize other chapters or potential new members.
4. Get to know other students. Although many students feel more comfortable if they recruit with friends, don’t count on joining the same fraternity as your friends.
5. Be yourself. Joining an organization is a lifetime commitment, so you want it to be a good fit.
6. Attend as many recruitment events as possible for the fraternity that you’re interested in joining.
What are the financial obligations for IFC fraternity membership?
It is important for students and parents to be as informed as possible regarding the costs associated with obtaining a college education. Understanding the financial obligations associated with fraternity membership is just as important. During recruitment activities, a potential member should ask fraternity members about the financial obligations and payment options as each fraternity differs.