Join the Interfraternity Council

The Process

• Recruitment usually starts the first week of classes every semester. Be on the look out for IFC recruitment events and stay tuned to our campus groups and Instagram for updates

• During the fall semester, the Tiger activities fair is a great way to meet the chapters

• After the first week of classes, chapter recruitment events start. Look for rush posters hung around campus and check out chapter Instagram’s for each organization’s recruitment schedule

• Go to events and have fun! Try to check out as many organizations as you can when rush starts and narrow down your choices to find the organization that best fits your values

• Many organizations will have invite only events at the end of rush that can include interviews, formal dinners, and more

• After rush ends, organizations will give bids to potential new members who meet their standards and values. Don’t be discouraged if you do not get a bid from a chapter you rushed. Every chapter is different and not every organization will be the right fit for you.

• Sign your bid and begin the pledge process. This is the educational period (usually 5 to 8 weeks) where you learn about the chapter and its history before you are initiated

• If you have any questions, please reach out to or we are always here to help!

Frequently asked Questions

What is rush?

Rush is the period of time during the beginning of every semester where chapters conduct recruitment. The purpose of rush is for potential members to get to know the fraternities and for the fraternities to get to know the potential members. This way potential members can confidently join an organization knowing that they have found a good fit for them.

Is there a GPA requirement to join?

Yes, academics are the reason we come to college. The interfraternity council mandates a minimum 2.5 GPA to join a Greek organization. Many chapters have GPA requirements above 2.5.

Why should I join a fraternity?

Greek organizations are much more than the common stereotypes. When you join a fraternity, you are joining a brotherhood. That means you have a group of like-minded men to push you academically and support you throughout college and beyond. Greek organizations offer excellent opportunities to network with school alumni and get the most out of your college experience. Greek chapters at RIT also complete hundreds of hours of community service and raise thousands of dollars for philanthropy annually.

Is there a time commitment?

Yes, Greek organizations typically have weekly chapter meetings and other mandatory events for members. Joining a Greek organization is a lifelong commitment. You really get out what you put in so be prepared dedicate some of your time if you are considering signing a bid.

What is IFC?

IFC is the Interfraternity Council and it serves as the governing body for the 12 chapters on our campus.

How much does being in a fraternity cost?

Every organization has dues which are fees paid by members to support the chapter’s operations. Dues vary between chapters but are typically a few hundred dollars a semester. Many organizations offer scholarships and financial support so make sure you clarify financial obligations before you sign your bid.

Do fraternities haze?

No, hazing is illegal and has absolutely no place on our campus. If you ever suspect that hazing has occurred, reach out to public safety immediately.