Fraternity & Sorority Life

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:

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.

Fall Dates

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 Centner
Alpha Delta Phi Dean Melonides
Alpha Tau Omega Jack Nunez
Alpha Tau Omega Shawn Fortna
Beta Theta Pi Sam Schecter
Chi Phi Jack Fitzgerald
Chi Phi Reed Herndon
Delta Sigma Phi Adam Sadowski
Delta Tau Delta Matt Hilpert
Delta Upsilon Henry Newman
Delta Upsilon Leopold Samba
Lambda Chi Alpha Peter Burns
Phi Gamma Delta Dan Mulraz
Phi Gamma Delta Aryaman Sudhama
Phi Kappa Psi Tommy Hughes
Pi Kappa Alpha Elijah Maze emaze@umich.ed
Pi Kappa Alpha Ryan Lovallo
Psi Upsilon Josh Rumsey
Psi Upsilon Zain Arfi
Sigma Chi Harvey Alexander
Sigma Nu Logan Kraatz
Theta Delta Chi Matt Kocsis
Theta Xi Jake Landry
Theta Xi Noah Brenner
Theta Xi Jack Polhemus
Triangle Robert Dilg



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