IFC Recruitment

Interfraternity Council Presidents

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the umbrella organization for recognized fraternities on campus. IFC consists of one representative from each fraternity and an executive board of 10 annually elected officers.

The Miami University IFC has been recognized as one of the most outstanding fraternal governing councils in the nation. Opportunities to become involved with IFC are open to all interested fraternity members. To learn more about these opportunities, sophomore residency options, and housing requirements, contact the IFC office at (513) 529-7117 or stop by the office at 2027 Armstrong Student Center.

Fraternity Recruitment Eligibility Requirements

All Governing Councils, fraternities, and sororities may establish standards of membership including, but not limited to, credit hour and grade point average requirements. To affiliate with a fraternity or sorority, A student must have completed, at Miami University or other accredited institution of higher education:
    1. One full-time fall or spring semester.

    2. 12 college credit hours (does not include, AP, IB, dual-enrollment credit achieved in high school).

    3. At least a 2.5 minimum, cumulative, grade point average for Panhellenic & NPHC organizations and at least a minimum 2.75 for Interfraternity Council fraternities. (Transfer GPAs cannot be combined – only the most recent college GPA received will be considered).

    4. The on-line education course prior to formally accepting a bid of membership.

    5. Student eligibility will be verified through the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life prior to the chapter extending any form of invitation to membership. Only transcripts from the most recent institution attended will be considered.

    6. Once membership has been gained to a fraternity or sorority, it is up to each chapter to determine an individual’s requirements to maintain membership.

Other Requirements

  • Winter or J-Term grades and credit hours will be be counted in determining recruitment eligibility.
  • To be eligible to participate in Fraternity Recruitment and a Spring New Member Program, these requirements must be met by the end of the fall academic term. For those participating in Winter Term courses, grades must be verified before a chapter can formally extend a bid through Campus Director.
  • New Member Orientation course must be completed prior to the beginning of recruitment to be eligible to participate. This online course is a two part module that covers the benefits of joining the fraternity and sorority community and the expectations of joining Miami Greek Life. This will be completed through the Canvas platform.
  • Special conditions apply for those who join a fraternity and seek to be exempted from living on campus in the residence halls. Learn more about the Fraternity Exemption.
  • Learn more information on GPA Eligibility and Appeals.

Recruitment Schedule

IFC Formal Recruitment

Sunday, January 26 - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Recruitment Kick-Off and Meet the Chapters

Sunday, January 26, 2020

3:00pm | Fritz Pavilion, Armstrong Student Center

Open Houses

January 26 - January 31, 2020

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Visit the chapter houses of the organizations you are interested in learning more about. IFC will provide Recruitment Guides to help you navigate the open house rounds and answer any questions you may have. 

Final Open House

January 31, 2020

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Continue to visit chapter houses that are still open for formal recruitment. 

Please confirm with your Recruitment Guide on which chapters are still open.

Your bid for membership must be ACCEPTED on CampusDirector by 5:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Timeline for Joining an IFC Fraternity

Fall Semester

Fall programs are not mandatory for students to participate in Formal Recruitment, but it is strongly encouraged. IFC is providing more opportunities to meet the different chapters in the fall well in advance of formal recruitment. If you want to make the most of your recruitment experience, attend a fall IFC Kick-Off or Go Greek 101 session and visit 7 different chapters' Open House events!

August 28, 2019 - Mega Fair

Come out and meet all the chapters at Mega Fair!

  • Recreational Sports Quad | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

September 4, 2019 - Fraternity and Sorority Life Go Greek 101 Info Session

  • Wilks Theater, Armstrong Student Center | 4:30pm

September 4, 2019 - IFC Fraternity Recruitment Chapter Open Houses

First attend the Fraternity and Sorority Life Go Greek 101 session followed by open houses. Each chapter facility or designated location will be open for you to meet chapter members.

  • Chapter Open Houses | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • You must sign in at each house.  

November 9, 2019 - Fraternity and Sorority Go Greek 101 Info Session

  • Location TBD | 1:00pm

November 9, 2019 - IFC Fraternity Chapter Open Houses

First attend the Fraternity and Sorority Life Go Greek 101 session followed by open houses. Each chapter facility or designated location will be open for you to meet chapter members.

  • Chapter Open Houses | 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Winter Semester

January 5, 2020 - Recruitment Registration Deadline | 5:00pm

Spring Semester

IFC Formal Recruitment

Sunday, January 26 - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Recruitment Kick-Off and Meet the Chapters

Sunday, January 26, 2020

3:00pm | Fritz Pavilion, Armstrong Student Center

Open Houses

January 26 - January 31, 2020

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Visit the chapter houses of the organizations you are interested in learning more about. IFC will provide Recruitment Guides to help you navigate the open house rounds and answer any questions you may have. 

Final Open House

January 31, 2020

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Continue to visit chapter houses that are still open for formal recruitment. 

Please confirm with your Recruitment Guide on which chapters are still open.

Your bid for membership must be ACCEPTED on CampusDirector by 5:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

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Fraternity House Map

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