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Joining a fraternity at Troy University is very simple. During the summer, many fraternities organize events to help you get to know them. These events can range from attending an Atlanta Braves game to spending time at the lake. It's an excellent opportunity to hang out with the men in a casual setting and get to know them better. On the first night of IMPACT, we will be gathering at the fraternity houses. If you feel that it's a good fit for you, we would be happy to welcome you to join us.


Fall Fraternity Recruitment takes place during the first two weeks of the semester, starting with informal events hosted by fraternities at Fraternity Row. You can follow fraternities and IFC on Instagram to learn more about these events and their schedules. You don't need an invitation to attend these events, so we encourage you to take the time to meet all of our fraternities.


Beginning May 1, the Fraternity Recruitment registration will open. Registration is quick, easy, free, and a great way to let the fraternities know you are interested. By registering, you are not obligated to pledge to a fraternity.


Grade Requirements: If you are a first-time freshman, you must have a 2.5 overall high school GPA to pledge. If you are a transfer or a returning Troy student, you must have a 2.00 overall college GPA.


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Why Join?

Fraternities, both at TROY and worldwide, thrive when their members live by the core values set by their founders many years ago. The men of Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Kappa Epsilon, FarmHouse, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon choose fraternity life for the brotherhood it offers. If you're wondering why fraternity life is worth it, it's because many fraternities teach the value of lifelong relationships, professional development, leadership, academics, social opportunities, and philanthropy.
Fraternity brothers celebrating at pier park

IFC Fraternity Values

Life-long Relationships
Joining a fraternity isn't just paying for friends. It means being part of a group of men who keep you accountable, care for you, and encourage you to volunteer in the community. It's a lifelong relationship that goes beyond college.
Professional Development
Joining a fraternity can teach you skills for running a company. Each officer position and committee is similar to a job in a company; for example, a treasurer is like an accountant, and a recruitment chair is like an HR officer.
Leadership Development
Fraternity officer positions help men develop leadership skills. Public speaking improves communication, while organizing events improves organization. Employers value these skills. At Odyssey Convocation 2023, TROY alumnus Wesley Swanzy, Chief of Staff at USDA, spoke. Many alumni credit their success to the lessons learned as fraternity leaders.
Academic Assistance
Fraternities set academic standards for their members. They expect regular class attendance, club participation, and study sessions if the requirements aren't met. Senior members offer tutoring and encourage the use of university tutoring centers to help improve grades.
Social Opportunities
Fraternities are social organizations that host events such as tailgates, swaps, date parties, and formals.
Alumni Connections
Fraternity alumni worldwide can help you find internships and jobs. Recently, two TROY alumni, who had both been SGA presidents, met at a men's event and became great friends.
TROY fraternity members support philanthropic causes sponsored by their national organizations. They dedicate a week to raising funds and awareness for their chosen cause. In addition to philanthropy, the TROY Greek community helps with community service. Fraternity members are always ready to assist the Colley Senior Center.
Fraternities have a motto, creed, and purpose that their members live by. These values, although written 175 years ago, continue to be relevant for the organizations. The creeds contain phrases such as "stand together for good over evil," "scholars and gentlemen," and "lead a life of service and leadership."

IFC Fraternities

Alpha Tau Omega crest

Alpha Tau Omega

Kappa Beta Chapter

Delta Kappa Epsilon crest

Delta Kappa Epsilon

Pi Beta Chapter

FarmHouse crest


Troy University Chapter

Lambda Chi Alpha crest

Lambda Chi Alpha

Sigma Tau Chapter

Pi Kappa Phi crest

Pi Kappa Phi

Gamma Gamma Chapter

Sigma Alpha Epsilon crest

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Alabama Epsilon Chapter

Sigma Chi crest

Sigma Chi

Eta Phi Chapter

Tau Kappa Epsilon crest

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Lambda Zeta Chapter

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Recruitment Information

Fall 2024 IFC Recruitment will be held August 16-19, 2024.

IFC Recruitment is the process by which male students can become members of a fraternity. This process is facilitated through Fall Recruitment, and to participate, each participant must complete an online registration form. Incoming freshmen must have a high school GPA of at least 2.5, while transfer or currently enrolled students must have a GPA of at least 2.0 to participate. It's important to note that no alcohol is permitted during any recruitment event associated with Troy University.

To join a fraternity, you'll receive a "bid" from the group. You can receive multiple bids, but you can only choose one. If you accept a bid, you sign the bid card and the Buckley Form, officially making you a new member. You can hold or decline a bid. Business casual attire is recommended for recruitment events.

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Common Recruitment Questions

What are the social benefits of joining an IFC fraternity?
Fraternities that are a part of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) provide numerous opportunities for socialization at the University. These opportunities include brotherhood events, intramural sports, cultural awareness programs, and parties that are regulated by the IFC. IFC fraternities also offer an extensive social network where members can develop lifelong friendships and strong support networks with other men who share common interests. This social outlet can be particularly beneficial for first and second-year students as they get accustomed to university life.
How much of a time commitment is this?
After joining a fraternity, you will participate in an educational program for up to 10 weeks. The program varies from chapter to chapter, as each fraternity has its own events and rituals. During this time, you will learn about the Greek ideals of the chapter and the community and build a strong bond with the members of your new fraternity. Don't forget to ask about the programs you will go through as a new member.

The first semester of being in a fraternity requires a significant time commitment. Members can choose how much or how little time they want to dedicate to their fraternity. Usually, the more a member invests time and energy in his fraternity, the more he gains from the experience. Many programs are available during this time to promote study skills and scholarship, such as study hours and tutoring sessions. Being involved in a fraternity does not prevent individuals from participating in other extracurricular activities, and many members are highly active in other organizations at the University. Remember to ask about the time commitment of each fraternity you visit.
What are the costs?

Before joining a fraternity, it's important to be aware of the various financial obligations, including dues, fees, and other expenses. Students should consider these costs when making financial plans for their college education. During formal rush, prospective members should ask current members about the financial obligations and payment options. Each organization sets its own fees and payment schedules. To give you an idea of the average costs of being a fraternity member at TROY, here are some figures:
- Semester bills: $450
- Pledge bill: $125
- Initiation fee: $125

What is hazing and does IFC do it?
Hazing is defined by Section 16-1-23 of the Code of Alabama (1975), which may be amended occasionally. According to these standards, hazing refers to any action or situation created, whether on or off organizational premises, that causes mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule to any person, regardless of whether they have given consent to participate in the activity.
The Troy University Interfraternity Council (IFC) is firmly against hazing in any form. The IFC provides educational sessions for potential new members, new member educators, and fraternity presidents. Moreover, the IFC encourages accountability and self-adjudication by ensuring the prompt and impartial application of the IFC Judicial System.
Are Greeks successful after college?
  • There are over 9 million Greek members nationally
  • 63% of U.S. President's cabinets since 1900 have 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 who 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 that are above the All-Men's scholastic average on their respective campuses.
For Mom and Dad: How can my student benefit from Greek life?
Transitioning from high school or community college to a four-year university can be a daunting task for any student. They might question whether they will fit in or make new friends, succeed academically, find others with similar interests, prepare for their careers, or feel like they belong to the campus community. Fraternities offer a proven support network for students facing these challenges, with over 400,000 fraternity brothers currently nationwide.

Being Greek can personalize a student's collegiate experience by providing a scholastic support system, hands-on experience in leading committees, managing budgets, and interacting with faculty and administrators, exposure to potential careers through educational programs and discussions with alumni, opportunities to give back to the community through service projects, and close friends who will encourage them during both success and tough times. It's no surprise that fraternity members tend to graduate from college at a higher rate than those not involved in Greek life.

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

IFC Fraternity Life

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

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Fraternity Village

Troy University started constructing the Fraternity Village project in 2009, which cost $8 million and was completed in 2010. The Village features seven fraternity houses with similar floor plans, each with a 24-bed capacity, bedrooms, a chapter room, a social room, laundry facilities, and small warming kitchens. A curved street and a promenade walk connect the houses with Pell Avenue and a common green area.

Secure A Place In Your Fraternity’s History… Order a Fraternity Brick or Paver Today!

Fraternity village brick

You can purchase your brick or paver online through the online order form, or you can download the PDF order form, fill it out, and mail it back to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. The order form lists the payment types accepted and includes the address of our office.


You can choose a brick or a granite paver when you order.


Bricks are $100 each and Granite Pavers are $200 each. Also, if you have already purchased a brick or a paver, you can continue to contribute to your fraternity's  foundation account. This option is found on the bottom of the form.


When you purchase a brick or a paver, you will receive a commemorative Chapter House Lapel Pin as a token of our appreciation for your contribution to the Fraternity Village Brick Society.


Please allow 4-6 months for brick/paver production and placement.


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