Interfraternity Council (IFC) Fraternity Recruitment

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The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is responsible for the coordination of recruitment, judiciary policy and procedure, inter-fraternity relations, and maintaining and improving fraternity relations with other Greek Councils, the College community, and the community at large. The IFC is chartered by the NIC (North American Interfraternity Conference). For more information regarding the NIC, visit their website at www.nicindy.org. The IFC at the College of Charleston consists of student representatives from 9 nationally recognized fraternities.

 

IFC Fraternities at College of Charleston

**The following organizations are not currently registered with the College of Charleston, nor do they have an active charter with a national organization:**
  • Kappa Sigma (returning in fall 2022) 
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Phi Gamma Delta 
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi

WHY JOIN A FRATERNITY?

Fraternities have existed on the College of Charleston campus since the mid-1800s and have continued to thrive ever since. Every fraternity is held to high standards, which have allowed fraternity members to rise well above the average college student. Those who chose to join a fraternity will find their college years filled with opportunities for leadership, academic improvement, personal advancement, and healthy social life. Membership in a fraternity truly adds value to the college experience that is attainable nowhere else on campus.


Recruitment Information 

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at the College of Charleston participates in structured recruitment. This is a process in which there are certain events planned and executed by the Interfraternity Council that give Potential New Members (PNMs) the opportunity to meet fraternity men in a controlled setting. These IFC-sponsored events take place at the beginning of each semester and all men interested in joining a fraternity are required to attend. After these IFC events, the individual chapters host events and invite Potential New Members at their own discretion. Structured recruitment culminates in a formal bid day that takes place in the Cistern Yard. However, fraternities may continue to give out bids throughout the semester. This process happens at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters each year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for IFC recruitment you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at the College of Charleston
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (from a single institution)
  • Register for recruitment (See Link Below)
  • Pay the $35 (non-refundable) recruitment registration fee
    • There is an additional $5.00 non-refundable recruitment website fee.

REGISTER FOR RECRUITMENT

 Spring 2023 IFC Recruitment |  Registration Link

*You must register for recruitment to be eligible to receive a bid.
**You must pay the $35 non-refundable recruitment registration fee to complete your recruitment registration. There is an additional $5.00 non-refundable recruitment website fee.

Recruitment Schedule

  • Registration Opens: Monday, December 12th
  • IFC Convocation (Official Start of Formal Recruitment): Sunday, January 29th
  • IFC Open House (following convocation): Sunday, January 29th
  • Registration Closes: Sunday, January 29th at 11:59 PM
  • Individual Chapter Events: Monday, January 30th – Friday, February 3rd
  • Bid Day: Saturday, February 4th

*Spring 2023 Schedule subject to change*
 

Contact Us

Please e-mail the Higdon Center at higdoncenter@cofc.edu for additional information.