Fraternity & Sorority Life
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
At Tennessee Tech, the Interfraternity Council consists of 9 active organizations
and is continuing to grow. All 9 organizations consistently strive for positive interfraternal
relations, brotherhood, scholarship and service, leadership opportunities, lifelong
friends and creating a greater campus community. Through these characteristics of
our council, each member of a fraternity will actively partake in philanthropy events,
community service, educational seminars, as well as social gatherings with other students.
How to Join an IFC Fraternity
All students who want to join a fraternity or sorority must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0, community service experience, and involvement in clubs or community activities. All interested men must sign up through Eagle Engage to be eligible to receive a bid from an IFC chapter.
At the beginning of the each semester, the Interfraternity Council holds its Recruitment process. IFC Recruitment gives potential members the opportunity to meet members of each fraternity. The IFC Recruitment process is one of mutual selection: the fraternities decide which recruits they wish to invite into membership, and the recruits choose which fraternity they wish to join. Each organization will host individual recruitment events in various locations on campus and throughout the Cookeville area. Eating lunch together, playing sports, completing service projects, meeting alumni, viewing slide shows or video presentations, and just asking questions of fraternity members in a casual atmosphere are a few examples of things potential members might do during IFC Recruitment. The formal process lasts one week and allows students the opportunity to explore Fraternity Life without joining any particular fraternity. At the conclusion of recruitment, each fraternity extends “bids,” or offers of membership, to men that it wishes to be part of its organization.
Requirements to Join an IFC Fraternity
To join an IFC fraternity and participate in rush, prospective members must register
Each organization has its own requirements set by their (inter)national organization and Tennessee Tech chapter. Please contact the Tennessee Tech chapter that you are interested in for information regarding specific chapter requirements.
|Alpha Gamma Sigma||Pi Kappa Phi||Tau Kappa Epsilon|
|Kappa Alpha Order||Phi Gamma Delta|
|Kappa Sigma||Sigma Chi|
|Pi Kappa Alpha||Sigma Phi Epsilon|
IFC Fraternity Recruitment
A schedule of each organization's events will be posted here and on the Interfraternity Council's Instagram page prior to the start of Rush. To participate in events and potentially receive a bid from an IFC organization you must sign up through the Registration Portal.
Tips for IFC Recruitment
- During the week of recruitment, visit each fraternity’s Rush events.
- Discuss what philanthropic efforts and community involvement look like for their chapter.
- Inquire about the dues of each IFC chapter.
- Ask about the fraternity’s commitment to academic excellence and how they support members in their studies.
- Ask about leadership roles within the fraternity and how members can benefit from student leadership.
- Learn about the expectations of being a member in that fraternity.
- Discuss what the social aspects look like as a member and learn about the activities that their fraternity hosts.
- Ask about the process of becoming a new member and what the new member period entails.
- Learn about what resources or support systems their chapters have to offer to help new members succeed.
Policies and Governing Documents
IFC Executive Board
|Gray McMurtry||Vice President of Judicial Affairsemail@example.com|
|Luke McCallen||Vice President of Recruitmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zach Miller||Vice President of Financeemail@example.com|
|Duncan Powers||Vice President of Scholarshipfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jakob FLecksteiner||Vice President of Member Developmentemail@example.com|
|Daniel Dever||Vice President of Community Relationsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patrick McCloud||Vice President of Health and Safetyemail@example.com|