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Fraternity and Sorority Life

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Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

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

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

Spring recruitment registration opens December 1st.

For information about joining a fraternity within the Interfraternity Council, contact Christian Zampino, IFC Vice President of Recruitment.


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.

Pay Your Recruitment Fee
$70 Recruitment Fee: $50 due in advance with online registration, $20 billed to the chapter you join.

Hazing Prevention Online Modules

You are required to complete two online hazing prevention modules. We estimate it will take approximately 90-minutes to complete both parts. They must be completed no later than Friday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. Information to complete the modules is included in your registration confirmation email and will also be sent to your USC email in January.

Recruitment Orientation
You are required to attend recruitment orientation on Jan. 14 to participate in structured recruitment.

Observe the no-alcohol policy.

Most fraternities host recruitment events at the beginning of each semester. This is your opportunity to get to know all of the organizations to make a decision about joining. 

IFC Recruitment Orientation 
Jan. 14, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
This is a required orientation for all students who have registered to participate in IFC fraternity recruitment. 

Open House
Jan. 15, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Invitation Rounds
Jan. 16-19
Time and location varies by chapter

Hazing Prevention Modules Due
Jan. 19 by 8:00 AM

Bid Day
Jan. 21

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi

The University of South Carolina is committed to a positive fraternal experience. Unrecognized groups often misrepresent the value of fraternity and what membership in a fraternity means. Operating without recognition is not tolerated. If you have information related to an unrecognized group, please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Below are current unrecognized groups:

  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Theta Delta Chi

During the recruitment process, each potential new member is assigned to a recruitment advisor group. Each group has one (1) assigned recruitment advisor who will be a point of contact for the PNMs throughout the recruitment process. These are upperclassmen fraternity men who assist with the recruitment process. They are great resources for potential members to learn more about the fraternity experience, membership expectations, and recruitment events. The recruitment advisor role involves a competitive selection process as well as training prior to the start of recruitment.

Delta Chi will be coming to campus in Spring 2024. For more information, contact Alex Hart.


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