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Fraternity & Sorority Life

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Interfraternity Council

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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.

 Fall 2019 Recruitment Registration is OPEN!

 Fall 2019 Formal Recruitment Schedule:

Monday, September 2nd - IFC Information Session
Tuesday, September 3rd - PNM Information Session and Chapter Rotations
Wednesday, September 4 through Monday, September 9 - Chapter events
Tuesday, September 10 - Preference Night
Wednesday, September 11 - Bid Day, 5:00 p.m. 

Informal recruitment begins on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 after 3 p.m.

 Any individual who is interested in participating in recruitment at any point in the spring semester must complete the registration link prior to accepting a bid from a fraternity. 

 Any bid acceptances must be reported to and Fraternity and Sorority Life staff within 24 hours of acceptance.

Fall 2019 IFC Recruitment Bylaws


Chapter Recruitment Chairs Information:
Alpha Sigma Phi - Dylan Moss,  (931) 644-0804
Beta Upsilon Chi - Seth Montgomery, , (731) 733-4686
Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Austin Shaffer, , (904) 687-4948
Sigma Chi - Drew Wetzel, , (423) 895-5582
Sigma Phi Epsilon - Cole Anderson, ; Seth Turney,

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 walkergt@etsu.edu Nolan McClain, IFC President at mcclainn@etsu.edu Maggie Darden, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at dardenm@etsu.edu

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

 


President


Executive Vice President

Vice President of Administration
 

Vice President of Porgramming

Vice President of Recruitment

 

If you need to call attention to a student of concern, please review information about ETSU's CARE Report.

If you wish to submit a complaint, infraction, or incident regarding a fraternity or sorority click here.

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.

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