Interfraternity Council

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IFC Execs In front of the Michigan Union

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the local governing body that serves the affiliated fraternities within the council. Since the first fraternity came to campus in 1845, IFC chapters have striven to embody the highest levels of leadership, scholarship, and service. IFC prides itself on its ability to create a supportive community for students, provide opportunities for friendship and brotherhood and offering numerous leadership opportunities across the council. 

IFC provides a number of programs and resources for its affiliated chapters, such as sober monitor training for new members, mental health chairs within each chapter, and numerous leadership opportunities for emerging leaders within the council. Additionally, the council works to monitor events around campus to look out for the safety of members and guests at events. By partnering with departments across campus such as the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC), Wolverine Wellness, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), IFC is committed to creating a healthier and safer fraternity and sorority community.

Joining the Interfraternity Council

General Overview of Recruitment

Students interested in joining an Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity can do so by participating in the IFC’s semi-structured formal recruitment process - this is sometimes referred to as “Rush”. Or through the late bid process.  

IFC Formal Recruitment is organized into two phases:

IFC Statement Regarding Events at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021

The University of Michigan IFC Executive Board condemns the actions that took place at the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th 2021. We firmly stand against political violence of any kind and recognize the peaceful transition of power as most critical to a free and fair democratic process. This act of insurrection is not reflective of the vision we share for our country, and we mourn those citizens and officers killed and injured during the horrific events that occurred.

IFC Financial and Housing Information

Students who join an IFC fraternity should expect to pay chapter dues each semester. Each chapter’s dues are likely to vary depending on their current financial situation. These dues will most likely be charged at the beginning of each semester and cover items such as national dues, IFC dues, insurance fees, and chapter programming. While these are some of the places each individual chapter’s dues will go, these are subject to being tailored based on each individual chapter’s needs.

Michigan Men Program

Fraternity & Sorority Life has been working with the Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) around the Michigan Men Progam. The mission of the program is to "   Equip participants with skill sets promoting personal wellness, healthy relationships, and values-driven communities through dialogue and engaging activities"   Programs: The Michigan Man-Box and the Expedition of Manhood.

To learn more visit the Michigan Men Program website 

IFC Community Statement November 2018 RE: Alpha Sigma Phi

On November 7, 2018  the Interfraternity Council unanimously voted to affirm the disciplinary actions issued following the Student Organization Advancement and Recognition (SOAR) review process, conducted by the justices of the Greek Activities Review Panel (GARP), against the Theta chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. These sanctions result from a Hazing Response Team investigation that found substantial evidence of dangerous recurring practices within Alpha Sigma Phi’s new member process, including forced alcohol consumption and violent physical hazing.


Interfraternity Council Suspends Social Activities and New Member Programs

The fraternity and sorority community at U-M is comprised of four self-governing councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Association (Panhellenic).  On November 9, 2017, the University of Michigan Interfraternity Council (IFC) leaders and 26 of their affiliated chapter presidents voted to suspend social activities and new member education efforts until further notice. IFC leaders are now focused on a chapter-by-chapter assessment and charting a safer path forward for their community.

Mental Health Chairs implemented in IFC chapters

Curious as to what has been going on within the Greek Life community at the University of Michigan? I had the opportunity to speak with Vice President of Finance for the Interfraternity Council, Max Rothman, about how Greek students have been proactive in their work to spread positive strategies and awareness surrounding Mental Health.

What the fraternity experience means to current IFC Members


"Greek Life has completely transformed who I am as a person. Joining my chapter has made me more outgoing, more confident, and has greatly improved my leadership abilities. I can't imagine my college experience without the lessons I've learned and the lifelong friends that I've made within the Greek community." - Joe


IFC Academic Report

Fall 2023 (September to December)

Updated March 19, 2024

IFC GPA - 3.518

All Men's GPA - 3.501

Fraternity & Sorority GPA - 3.582

University GPA - 3.554