The Interfraternity Council at ETSU is the governing body of five social fraternities at ETSU. The council supports educational programming to advance the goals of leadership and social development, regulates formal recruitment for the fraternities, and serves as a judiciary board in case any problems between fraternities arise. The council keeps a constitution and a set of bylaws that, if necessary, can be amended with new legislation during bi-weekly meetings held each semester.
Information regarding fraternity and sorority judicial and academic standings may be found here. This also includes a list of any fraternities or sororities that are not recognized.
Informal Recruitment will begin on 10/1/2019. Please see the link below to sign-up:
Frequently Asked Questions about IFC Recruitment
How do I obtain more information about joining?
Our website may have some additional information.
If you can’t find what you need, please contact: Tell Walker, IFC Vice President of Recruitment at email@example.com Nolan McClain, IFC President at firstname.lastname@example.org Maggie Darden, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at email@example.com
Do I have to be a freshman to join a fraternity?
Any full-time enrolled undergraduate student is eligible for fraternity membership.
What kind of grades do I need to join a fraternity?
The fraternal experience has academic expectations. Most chapters require above a 2.5, some above a 2.75 high school or college GPA.
How do I sign up?
Fill out the registration form!
When does recruitment start?
August 28, 7-8 pm, Fraternity Info Session in Rogers-Stout 102
The info session will provide PNMs with information about the upcoming recruitment period.
How much does it cost to be a member of a chapter?
Fraternity membership does have an annual cost as an undergraduate student. This is called “dues” and is usually more expensive as a new member, then goes down after the new member period. This amount varies among chapters. For individual chapter dues and what this money covers, please contact a representative from each of the individual chapters.
What about Hazing?
The ETSU policy on Hazing states: Hazing. Hazing, as defined in TCA § 49-7-123(a)(1), means any intentional or reckless act, on or off the property, of any higher education institution by an individual
acting alone, or with others, which is directed against any other person(s) that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that person(s), or which induces or coerces a person(s) to endanger such person(s) mental or physical health or safety. Hazing does not include customary athletic events or similar contests or competitions, and is limited to those actions taken and situations created in connection with initiation into or affiliation with any organization;
Any allegations or reports of hazing are taken seriously and acted upon swiftly. Reports may come in to the Dean of Students, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, or by completing the report form online.
A list of institutional expectations and disciplinary procedures may be found in the “Student Conduct and Rights” section of the current year’s academic catalog.
If I go through the Recruitment process, do I have to join?
No. You do not have to join an IFC fraternity just because you participate in the recruitment process. You are strongly encouraged to participate in all recruitment activities since this provides excellent opportunity to meet all chapters. Due to the commitment of fraternity membership, you should feel 100% comfortable with your choice.
Is this my only opportunity to join an IFC fraternity?
We cannot guarantee that chapters will continue to stay open for recruitment following Bid Day, however it is a common practice at ETSU that chapters will participate in “Continuous Open Bidding” throughout the fall and spring semesters, allowing others to join after the formal recruitment period.
Can I join more than one social fraternity?
No. Although you may become familiar with all organizations through the recruitment process, you may only accept one invitation to join an IFC chapter at ETSU.
Members are eligible to join Greek-lettered organizations that center on professions, majors, academic honors, or community service.
The Interfraternity Council Executive Board
|Executive Vice President||Evan Myers|
|Vice President of Administration||Andrew Wilkins|
|Vice President of Programming||Brandon Holley|
|Vice President of Recruitment||Tell Walker|
October 2nd– President and Council
October 9th– President Application Due
October 10th, 11th, and 14thif needed – Presidential Interviews
October 14th– President Slate Announced
October 21st– President Elections and Council Applications posted
October 28th – Council Applications are Due
November 8th, November 9th, and 10thif needed – Council Interviews
November 11th– Council Slate Announced
November 18th– Council Elections if needed
December 1st– Officer Transition Meeting
If you need to call attention to a student of concern, please review information about ETSU's CARE Report.
At the IFC Maple Street Housing Update meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ETSU announced it was ending University recognition of new off fraternity housing effective July 1, 2018 with existing homes phased out over a multi-year period.
The only home with an agreement in place and currently recognized by ETSU is Sigma Chi, Zeta Omega chapter at 734 West Maple. This is the only home/off campus addresses that will be listed on the ETSU FSL website and the only home where any university related including but not limited to recruitment events or registered social events will be recognized.