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Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternity recruitment is the process by which our Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters obtain new members.

Register for Spring 2018 Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternity Recruitment Orientation: 
Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom


Fraternity Recruitment


General Requirements

  • Must be a full-time student at the University of South Carolina (12+ credits).
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA (upperclassmen) or incoming freshman.

Register for Recruitment
Complete the online registration form

Pay Your Recruitment Fee
$60 Recruitment Fee: $40 due in advance with online registration, $20 due on bid day.

Fraternity Recruitment Orientation
Monday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom

Community Service Event Participation
You must participate in at least one community service event between Move-In Day and Bid Day. The event should be sponsored by Fraternity Council, the campus or a social fraternity chapter.
See Leadership and Service Events »

You must also complete and return to the Fraternity Council by Bid Day.
Council Recruitment Service Form [pdf]»

Educational Presentation
You must participate in one of the educational presentations. Multiple sessions will be offered during recruitment week. Attendance will be confirmed.

Observe the no-alcohol policy.

Formal Recruitment and Dates

Each spring, most fraternities host recruitment. This is your opportunity to get to know all of the organizations to make a decision about joining.

January 16, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom

January 22, 2018
Open House Round
Convention Center
7 p.m.

January 23-27, 2018
Informal Invitation Rounds
Time and Place Varies By Chapter

January 28, 2018
Bid Day

Informal Recruitment

Chapters may host recruitment events any time of year.

IFC will also host informal recruitment events two weeks after the semester starts.

Fraternity Recruitment Orientation
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom

New Member Sessions
Required for all potential members.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Both new member sessions are held in the Russell House Theater.

Participating Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Delta Chi

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