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IFC Recruitment

How to join an IFC chapter

Fraternity Spring Recruitment will be held January 16-19, 2024.  Tuesday, January 16 the fraternity men will be hanging out the rec center from 6 pm to 8 pm working out and playing pick up games.  Wednesday night, January 17, the men will be in the Trojan Center 2nd floor lobby playing poker and blackjack.  Thursday and Friday night they will be hosting events at the fraternity houses.  

If the chapter chooses you as someone they would like to have as a part of their organization, they will offer you an official "bid" to join. If you receive a bid, it is up to you to determine whether or not you wish to accept it. You can receive bids from any number of houses, but you have to decide which chapter you would most like to join. Registration for fraternity recruitment is open. A 2.0 college GPA is required to go through the recruitment process.  If you are a first semester freshman a 2.5 high school GPA is required.  We encourage you to register so the fraternities can contact you and learn more about your interests. By registering, you are not obligated to pledge to a fraternity, but we hope that you can find a fit at Troy University.  

Fraternity members during the kick off party

Kick Off at the Rec

The Interfraternity Council hosts a Recruitment Kick Off Party at the Rec Center during the welcome week!  Come ready to hang out. 

Fraternity members during Open House 2022

Open House

Our fraternities host Open Houses during Recruitment Week to engage the potential new members for some relaxing and enjoyable fun. From grilling out, to ping pong, to watching sports, the guys enjoy it all. This is the day where the recruits narrow down their top choices in their minds. 

Greek membership can foster the development of many great attributes. A Greek member gains essential skills in leadership, scholarship, and service through a shared brotherhood. Fraternities provide opportunities through participation in social activities, athletic competitions, charitable service, civic engagement and a chance to create life-long friendships.

Troy's Greek community is an unmatched and unrivaled opportunity to join the ranks of the most prestigious and revered students on campus.

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Common Questions

IFC fraternities provide many rich opportunities for socialization at the University, including brotherhood events, intramural sports, cultural awareness programs, and parties regulated by the IFC. In addition, IFC fraternities offer vast social networks where members can develop life-long friendships and strong support networks with other men of common interests. This social outlet can be especially important to men in their 1st and 2nd year at the University as they become acclimated to University life.

After joining a fraternity you will enter into an educational new member program for up to 10 weeks. Programming differs from each chapter, as each fraternity has their own events and rituals. During this time you will be educated in the Greek ideals of the chapter and community, while building a strong bond with the members of your new fraternity. Make sure to ask about the programs you will go through as a new member.

The first semester of being in a fraternity is a large time commitment. In joining a fraternity, members can choose to give as much or as little of their time as they desire; often, the more energy and time a member dedicates to his fraternity, the more that member gains from their experience. Many programs are available during this time that promote study skills and scholarship including study hours and tutoring sessions. Being involved in a fraternity does not preclude individuals from participating in other extracurricular activities, and many members are highly active in other organizations at the University. Make sure to ask about time commitment to each fraternity you visit.

Each person joining a fraternity should be aware of the dues, fees and other expenses that are involved and should consider these when making financial plans to attend college. During formal rush, a potential member should ask members about financial obligations and payment options. Each organization sets its own fees and payment schedules. Below are the TROY averages for being a fraternity member:

  • Semester bills: $450
  • Pledge bill: $125
  • Initiation fee: $125
  • Hazing is defined by Section 16-1-23, Code of Alabama (1975), and by such section as may be amended from time to time. Additionally for the purpose of these standards, hazing is any action taken or situation created, whether on or off organizational premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule to any person, whether or not such person has consented to participation in the activity.

    The Troy University Interfraternity Council (IFC) does not support hazing in any form or fashion. In addition to providing educational sessions for both potential new members, new member educators, and fraternity presidents, the IFC encourages accountability and self-adjudication through the swift and fair application of the IFC Judicial System.

  • There are over 9 million Greek members nationally
  • 63% of U.S. President's cabinets since 1900 has been Greek
  • All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek
  • 850,000 hours are volunteered by Greeks annually
  • Over $7 million is raised each year by Greeks nationally
  • Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community
  • A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity persons graduate
  • 76% of all Congressmen and Senators have belonged to a fraternity
  • Every U.S. President and Vice-President, with the exception of four that were born after the first social fraternity was founded in 1825, have been members of a fraternity
  • 85% of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a fraternity
  • A National Conference report shows a high percentage of the 4,000 NIC fraternity chapters which are above the All-Men's scholastic average on their respective campuses.

For your student, making the transition from high school or a community college to a four-year college or university may seem like an imposing challenge. One or more of the following questions may be on their mind:

  • Will I fit in and make new friends?
  • Will I be able to succeed academically?
  • Will I find other people interested in the same things that I am?
  • How can I prepare for my career?
  • Will I feel like a part of the campus community or just another number?

Fraternities exist as a proven support network for your student as he embarks on this new period in their life. Over 400,000 students across the country are currently fraternity brothers.

Being Greek can help personalize your child's collegiate experience by offering a scholastic support system; hand-on experience in leading committees, managing budgets, and interaction with faculty and administrators; exposure to potential careers through education programs and discussions with alumni; the chance to give back to the community through service projects; and close friends who will cheer him on when he is successful and support them when times are tough. With all these opportunities available to them, it is no wonder that fraternity members tend to graduate from college at a higher rate than those not involved in Greek life.

As a parent, you are undoubtedly concerned about your student's collegiate experience and the choices they will make. Use this recruitment website not only as a guide for your future Trojan, but also for your awareness as well. Greek life not only offers brotherhood and extensive networking opportunities, but also an abundance of academic, economic, leadership, and social benefits.



 

IFC Recruitment Information

Spring 2024 IFC Recruitment will be held January 16-19, 2024.

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IFC Recruitment is the process through which a male student seeks to become a member of a fraternity. This process is facilitated through Fall Recruitment. In order to participate in IFC Fall Recruitment, each participant must complete the online registration form. 

A 2.5 high school GPA is required of incoming freshman. Transfer students or students currently enrolled, must have a GPA of 2.0 in order to participate. 

No alcohol is allowed during any recruitment event associated with Troy University.

Spring recruitment for the fraternities is informal.  Spring Recruitment begins with hanging out at the Rec Center on Tuesday, January 16th and the next evening a poker and blackjack night at 2nd floor Trojan Center.  The next two evenings will be held at the fraternity houses. 

Classes begin on January 10th and many of the fraternities will be at Spring Welcome Week events and will have events at their houses.  You are more than welcome to attend all these events.  

If the fraternity chooses you as a potential new member of their organization, they will offer you an official “bid” to join. You can receive multiple bids, but you can only join one fraternity. When a bid is offered, you can 1) accept it, meaning that you wish to join that fraternity, 2) hold it, meaning that you are uncertain about joining that fraternity and will make a decision at a later date, or 3) decline it, meaning that you do not wish to join that fraternity. When accepting a bid, the fraternity will have you sign their bid card and the Buckley Form (University Agreement Form). At that time, you will then be considered a new member of that fraternity. 

Suggested attire for all recruitment events is business casual.

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