Men interested in joining an Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity may do so by participating in the IFC semi-structured process informally known as “Rush” or by being offered a “late bid”.
“Rush” is an open, semi-structured process comprised of a series of public informational events and informal gatherings with individual fraternities where students have ample time to find the right organization for them. All fraternities affiliated with IFC participate in this process. It occurs at the beginning of the fall and winter academic terms.
“Late Bids” are given by chapters after IFC’s formal Bid Day each semester. Chapters who wish to continue to seek new members during the semester will host events. Events are coordinated by individual chapter on differing timelines.
All students must meet institutional eligibility requirements to participate in recruitment. This means some students may need to wait a semester or more before officially exploring the options. A student who has yet to meet eligibility requirements may engage with the IFC Community through various open events sponsored by the council and its member chapters.
In addition, IFC requires that students attend an in-person workshop (Impact Training) regarding bystander behavior and hazing awareness. A student may attend this training at any point. Click here to register for a training session.
Once a student decides to participate in recruitment the student must:
Take an online educational course. This should be done first and is open now.
Meet institutional eligibility requirements which includes the above on-line course
Attend an in-person workshop called Impact Training (Sign Up Now)
Register for recruitment if participating in formal recruitment via the Recruitment and Intake Gateway
In order to verify that you meet the eligibility requirements you must access the Recruitment & Intake Gateway.
Formal Recruitment Overview
During IFC recruitment it is important for interested men to thoroughly explore all opportunities available to them. The semi-structured recruitment process provides students with a series of events which allow them to narrow down the chapters in which they are interested.
IFC Open Forum is an event where all recruiting chapters have a table and any student can stop by. This provides students the opportunity to identify which fraternities they want to learn more about
Chapter Open Houses are scheduled days and times where students can visit a variety of chapters in order to learn each organization.
After Chapter Open Houses, men should have a good idea of a small number of chapters they wish to pursue. As the days proceed, chapters will issue invitations to upcoming events. This provides feedback as to chapters’ intentions. This is also a great opportunity for potential new members to ask important questions about the time commitment, financial obligations, housing, and any other expectations that go along with membership.
Each fraternity chapter will provide IFC with a list of men to whom they are extending bids. On a designated day, potential new members will then meet with representatives from IFC to receive their bids. It is possible to receive more than one bid, but a student may only accept one.
Late Bid Process begins - Contact chapters
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Winter 2020 Dates
Registration will open October 15th.
Make sure you complete all the requirements and verify eligibility by end of January 2020
Open Houses - October 21 and 22 - CANCELLED
Mass Meeting , Monday January 13, 2020
Fraternity Forum, Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
What fraternities are affliated with the Interfraternity Council?
Click here for a list of organizations affliated with IFC.
Am I eligible to join an IFC chapter during any semester I am enrolled at Michigan?
Students will need to meet the eligibility requirements at Michigan in order to participate in the recruitment process. Check the full requirements but note that students must have 12 post secondary credits and therefore first semester students must wait until at least January to participate in a process. See above for Winter 2020 dates
Can I attend any events while waiting to be eligible?
Students can attend open events sponsored by the IFC or any member chapters. See dates above and the list of activities for all students
Do I have to register?
Yes. You must register with IFC prior to the end of the recruitment period and complete all required steps in order to receive a bid. Access the Recruitment & Intake Gateway for registration details
Registration for fall formal recruitment will open early September.
Registration for winter formal recruitment will open in October
Should I attend the IFC Open Forum?
The IFC Open Forum allows students an opportunity to explore all the IFC members chapter in one location. Meeting members at this event enables students to determine which chapters to visit during Chapter Open House.
Should I attend Chapter Open Houses?
During Chapter Open Houses students spend additional time getting to know more members and learn more about the chapter they are interested in. Chapter Open Houses are assigned geographically to allow students the opportunity to explore a number of chapters in one evening.
Events are held are chapter facilities unless otherwise noted:
If I participate in recruitment, do I have to join?
No. There is nothing to lose by participating in recruitment and there is no obligation to join. If you are offered a bid you may decide to accept, decline, or defer to another time (dependant on chapter policies).
Can I receive more than one bid?
Yes, you may receive more than one bid, but you can accept only one.
Is there a fee to join a fraternity?
Besides the financial obligations to your fraternity, there is a $30 fee that is paid to IFC when you accept your bid. This may be paid electronically or to the council via chapters depending on the semester.
If I have questions about a specific chapter who do I contact?
|Alpha Delta Phi||Ben Centneremail@example.com|
|Alpha Delta Phi||Dean Melonidesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alpha Tau Omega||Jack Nunezemail@example.com|
|Alpha Tau Omega||Shawn Fortnafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beta Theta Pi||Sam Schecteremail@example.com|
|Chi Phi||Jack Fitzgeraldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chi Phi||Reed Herndonemail@example.com|
|Delta Sigma Phi||Adam Sadowskifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Delta Tau Delta||Matt Hilpertemail@example.com|
|Delta Upsilon||Henry Newmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Delta Upsilon||Leopold Sambaemail@example.com|
|Lambda Chi Alpha||Peter Burnsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phi Gamma Delta||Dan Mulrazemail@example.com|
|Phi Gamma Delta||Aryaman Sudhamafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phi Kappa Psi||Tommy Hughesemail@example.com|
|Pi Kappa Alpha||Elijah Mazefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pi Kappa Alpha||Ryan Lovalloemail@example.com|
|Psi Upsilon||Josh Rumseyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Psi Upsilon||Zain Arfiemail@example.com|
|Sigma Chi||Harvey Alexanderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sigma Nu||Logan Kraatzemail@example.com|
|Theta Delta Chi||Matt Kocsisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theta Xi||Jake Landryemail@example.com|
|Theta Xi||Noah Brennerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theta Xi||Jack Polhemusemail@example.com|
If you have any questions please contact Fraternity & Sorority Life @ fsl.information.edu