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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.



GAINS

 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.

 


IFC Rush Information

Registration For Spring Recruitment Will Begin On December 1, 2018.

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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 Spring Recruitment. In order to participate in IFC Spring Recruitment, each participant must complete the online registration form and pay the recruitment fee of $35.00.  A t-shirt is included with your registration fee.

A 2.5 high school GPA is required of incoming freshman. Transfer students or students who were enrolled in Troy University during the fall semester, 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 begins with Fraternity Convocation on January 22nd at 7:00 P.M. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Here you will have an opportunity to speak with members of each of our fraternities and learn more about their organizations. Convocation is mandatory for the Spring Recruitment process.

The following night, January 23rd, you will visit each of the fraternity houses for an official tour. This will begin at 6:00 P.M. After you have toured all of the houses, you are free to return to any fraternity house that you wish to visit. The meeting location for the tours will be discussed during Convocation.

If the fraternity chooses you as a potential new member of their organization, they will offer you an official “bid” to join. Fraternities will begin to offer their official bids on January 24th. 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.

Bidding will continue until 8 p.m. on Friday, January 25th when Spring Recruitment ends. At that time chapters may host parties at their fraternity houses to celebrate Spring Recruitment.

Suggested attire for all recruitment events is business casual.

Once a Buckley Form (University Agreement Form) is signed, the new member is bound to that organization. If the new member drops for any reason and wishes to disassociate with the chapter, then that individual is subject to a waiting period to be determined by the IFC before they can participate in recruitment and accept another bid from another fraternity.

If the individual drops out of the fraternity within the first two weeks following Spring Recruitment, then he will have to wait a week to receive a Continuous Open Bid (COB) from an organization. Each time a student drops one organization and joins another, he will be assessed with another $35.00 Recruitment Fee.

IFC Spring Recruitment Registration: December 1, 2018-January 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Once you have registered online, your information is shared with all IFC fraternities.

Spring Recruitment: January 22, 2019-January 25, 2019


 Registration For IFC Fall Recruitment Will Begin On May 1, 2018.

You will have until Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM to sign up.

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IFC Recruitment is a series of social events and gatherings that allow prospective and current fraternity members to get to know each other. Fraternity Recruitment at Troy University is facilitated through Formal Fall Recruitment. Every male student who is participating in IFC Recruitment must complete the online registration form and pay the recruitment fee of $35.00.

A high school grade point average of 2.5 is required to participate in the recruitment process. Transfer students or students enrolled in Troy University with spring semester grades, must have a grade point average of 2.0 to participate in recruitment. No alcohol is allowed during any recruitment event associated with Troy University.

Fraternity Recruitment begins with building relationships during the summer by providing you with the opportunity to meet many new people, including fellow students and fraternity men. IMPACT offers a great opportunity to explore Greek life. On your first day of IMPACT you will have an opportunity to attend a breakout session so you can learn more about recruitment and fraternities. This session is not a requirement for recruitment, but you are strongly encouraged to attend, as important details will be discussed. Later in the day, you will attend a student organization browse fair where you will meet some of the members of the fraternities and learn more about their organizations. Then, that evening the fraternities will have their houses open so that you may go by and visit. Over the summer fraternity, men may invite you on social outings such as kayaking trips, camping trips, and parties at the fraternity houses. This is the best way for you to develop a sense of what you are looking for in a fraternity and what chapters best fit your personality.

Receiving a bid from a chapter is not allowed throughout your IMPACT experience or in the summer during trips or events. Bidding can only take place in the fall semester. If you are offered a bid, do not accept it as this can affect your chance of participating in Fall Recruitment and will force you to wait until the spring semester to participate.

Formal Recruitment begins in the fall with Fraternity Orientation on August 20th at 7:00 P.M. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Here you will have another opportunity to speak with members of each fraternity and learn more about their organizations. Orientation is mandatory for the Fall Recruitment process. The following night you will visit each of the fraternity houses for an official tour. This will begin at 6:00 P.M. (You will be given more information about this during Orientation.) This tour will be more structured than your visit over the summer. After you have toured all of the houses you are free to return to any fraternity house that you wish to visit that night and can visit the houses again on your own the next night. (The times for this will be announced during Orientation.)

If the chapter chooses you as someone they would like to have as part of their organization, they will offer you an official “bid” to join. Bidding will begin on August 23rd. 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 will have to decide which chapter you would most like to join. 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.

Bidding will continue until 9 p.m. on Friday, August 24th when formal recruitment ends. At that time chapters may host parties at their fraternity houses to celebrate Fall Recruitment.

Suggested attire for all recruitment events is business casual.

Once a Buckley Form (University Agreement Form) is signed, the new member is bound to that organization. If the new member drops for any reason and wishes to disassociate with the chapter, then that individual is subject to a waiting period to be determined by the IFC before they can participate in recruitment and accept another bid from another fraternity.

If the individual drops out of the fraternity within the first two weeks following Fall Recruitment, then he will have to wait a week to receive a Continuous Open Bid (COB) from an organization. If the individual drops out after the two week grace period, then the he will have to wait until Spring Recruitment to join a fraternity. Each time a student drops one organization and joins another, he will be assessed with another $35.00 Recruitment Fee.

IFC Recruitment Registration: May 1, 2018-August 19, 2018
Once you have registered online, your information is shared with all IFC fraternities.

Formal Recruitment: August 20, 2018-August 24, 2018