Our 17 IFC fraternities have the opportunity to formally recruit once a semester and informally recruit year round, through 365 recruitment. This means there are many opportunities to join a chapter throughout the year, outside of our formal recruitment period. However, we highly encourage anyone interested to participate in formal recruitment.

If you have questions about IFC recruitment reach out to Jake Peavy at gc-ifc-recruitment@uiowa.edu 

Fall Recruitment

Fall Recruitment registration is open! Fall recruitment will be taking place September 9-15, 2021. You must register for recruitment to participate. 

Register for Recruitment Here!

Check out the Interfraternity Council's recruitment specific website below!

Interfraternity Council Recruitment Website

Click here to view all active IFC organizations (chapters) and click here to view all currently suspended organizations.

Scholarships

Many of our chapters give out scholarships to incoming first year and or transfer students each fall semester. Click the link below to check out these scholarships!

Apply for an IFC's chapter scholarship here.

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Organizations

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi

    About this chapter

    "Developing Leadership for the Jewish Community"

    • National founding date: November 7, 1913
    • Nickname: "AEPi"
    • Colors: Blue and Gold
    • Symbols: 
    • National Organization Website
    • Local Website: https://www.iowaaaepi.com/
    • Social Media 
      • Instagram: @aepiiowa
    • Pillars/Values: Honesty, Perseverance, Mutual Helpfulness, Faith, Humility

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Repair the World Fund
      • Supporting the Jaffa Institute, United Hatzalah, and the Israel Cancer Research Fund

    GPA requirement

    •  3.0

    Finances

    • Member Dues: $900 per semester

    Chapter Contact

    Ethan Ross (ethan-ross@uiowa.edu)

  • Alpha Sigma Phi

    About this chapter

    "To Better the Man"

    • National founding date: December 6, 1845
    • Nickname: "Alpha Sig, ASig"
    • Colors: Cardinal Red, Stone Grey
    • Symbols: Phoenix
    • National Organization Website: https://www.alphasig.org
    • Local Website
    • Social Media 
      • Facebook: 
      • Instagram: @alphasigiowa
    • Pillars/Values: Silence, Charity, Purity, Honor, and Patriotism

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • RAINN, Shatterproof, Aware, Awake, Alive, Active Minds, Homes for Our Troops

    GPA requirement

    • 3.0  

    Finances

    • New members: 
    • Live In Members: 
    • Live Out Members: 

    Chapter Contact

    • Trevor Finnegan (trevor-finnegan@uiowa.edu)

  • Alpha Tau Omega

    About this chapter

    "Love and Respect"

    • National founding date: September 11, 1865
    • Nickname: "ATO, Alpha Taus"
    • Colors: Azure and Old Gold
    • Symbols: White Tea Rose
    • National Organization Website: https://ato.org/
    • Local Website: https://iowaato.weebly.com
    • Social Media 
      • Instagram: @iowa_ato
    • Pillars/Values: Excellence, Intellect, Graciousness, Respect, Connections

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • The ATO Foundation, Iowa City Shelter House

    GPA requirement

    •  2.8

    Finances

    • New members: $550
    • Active Members: $500 per semester

    Chapter Contact

    • Jon Molidor (jon-molidor@uiowa.edu) 

  • Beta Theta Pi

    About this chapter

    "Men of Principle"

    • National founding date: August 8, 1839
    • Nickname: "Beta"
    • Colors: Delicate Shades of Pink and Blue
    • Symbols: Dragon, Star, Diamond
    • National Organization Website: https://beta.org/
    • Local Website: https://uiowa.beta.org
    • Social Media 
      • Instagram: @iowabetathetapi
    • Pillars/Values: Mutual Assistance, Intellectual Growth, trust, Responsible Conduct, Integrity

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    GPA requirement

    •  High school: 3.0, College: 2.7

    Finances

    • New members: $660
    • Live In Members: 
    • Live Out Members:  

    Chapter Contact

    • Eddie Forsythe (edward-forsythe@uiowa.edu)

  • Delta Sigma Phi

    About this chapter

    "Better Men. Better Lives."

    • National founding date: December 10, 1899
    • Nickname: "Delta Sig, DSig"
    • Colors: Nile Green, Carnation White
    • Symbols: Sphinx
    • National Organization Website: www.deltasig.org
    • Local Website: https://uiowadeltasig.org
    • Social Media 
      • Instagram: @uiowadeltasig
    • Pillars/Values: Friendship, Culture, Harmony

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • American Red Cross
    • Iowa City Food Bank

    GPA requirement

    •  2.75

    Finances

    • New members: $594
    • Live In Members: $580 + monthly rent
    • Live Out Members: $680

    Chapter Contact

    • Reece Spangler (reece-spangler@uiowa.edu)

  • Delta Tau Delta

    About this chapter

    "Labor for the Beautiful and the Good"

    • National founding date: 1858
    • Nickname: "Delt, the Delts"
    • Colors: Royal Purple, White, Yellow Gold 
    • Symbols: Purple Iris
    • National Organization Website: https://www.delts.org/
    • Local Website: uiowa.delts.org
    • Social Media 
      • Instagram: @uiowadelts
    • Pillars/Values: Truth, Courage, Faith, Power 

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    GPA requirement

    •  2.7

    Finances

    • New members: $875 first semester
    • Active Members: $675 per semester

    Chapter Contact

    • Regan Moran (regan-moran@uiowa.edu) 

  • Delta Upsilon

    About this chapter

    "Justice, Our Foundation"

    • National founding date: November 4, 1834
    • Nickname: "DU"
    • Colors: Sapphire Blue, Old Gold
    • Symbols: Duck
    • National Organization Website: https://www.deltau.org/
    • Social Media 
      • Instagram: @iowadu
    • Pillars/Values: the Promotion of Friendship, the Development of Character, the Diffusion of Liberal Culture, the Advancement of Justice

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Global Service Initiative

    GPA requirement

    •   2.8

    Finances

    • Live In Members: $7000
    • Live Out Members:  $2000

    Chapter Contact

    • Schaefer Mcrae (schaefer-mcrae@uiowa.edu)

  • Lambda Chi Alpha

    About this chapter

    "Inspire and Equip Men to Lead an Ethical Life of Growth, Service, and Leadership"

    • National founding date: November 2, 1909
    • Nickname: "Lambda, Lambda Chi"
    • Colors: Purple, Green, Gold 
    • Symbols: Lion Rampant
    • National Organization Website: https://www.lambdachi.org/
    • Local Website
    • Social Media 
      • Facebook: 
      • Instagram: @uilambdachialpha
    • Pillars/Values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service & Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Feeding America

    GPA requirement

    •  2.5

    Finances

    • New members: 
    • Live In Members: 
    • Live Out Members:  

    Chapter Contact

    • Austin Olberding (austin-olberding@uiowa.edu)

  • Phi Gamma Delta

    About this chapter

    "Friendship, the Sweetest Influence"

    • National founding date: May 1, 1848
    • Nickname: "Fiji, PhiGam"
    • Colors: Royal Purple and White
    • Symbols: Purple Clematis, Snowy Owl
    • National Organization Website: https://www.phigam.org/
    • Local Website: https://www.iowafiji.com
    • Social Media 
      • Instagram: @iowafiji
    • Pillars/Values: Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, Excellence

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Immortal Phi Gam - Donate Life, the Red Cross, United Service Organizations (USO)

    Finances

    • Live In Members: $6,690/year
    • Live Out Members: $2,010/year

    Chapter Contact

    • Mason Miller (mason-miller@uiowa.edu)

  • Phi Kappa Psi

    About this chapter

    "Leading Women"

    • National founding date: February 19, 1852
    • Nickname: "Phi Psi" 
    • Colors: Cardinal Red, Hunter Green 
    • Symbols: Jacqueminot Rose
    • National Organization Website: https://www.phikappapsi.com/
    • Local Website: https://www.iowaalpha.org
    • Social Media 
      • Instagram: @iowaalpha
    • Pillars/Values: Honor, Truth, Service to Others

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Boys and Girls Club of America 

    GPA requirement

    •  2.75

    Finances

    • New Member Fee: $300
    • Live In Members: $4419
    • Live Out Members:  $1019

    Chapter Contact

    • Austin Quinn (austin-quinn@uiowa.edu) 

  • Phi Kappa Theta

    About this chapter

    "Give, expecting nothing thereof"

    • National founding date: April 29, 1959
    • Nickname: :"Phi Kap"
    • Colors: Cardinal Purple, Gold, White  
    • Symbols: Red Tea Rose
    • National Organization Website: https://www.phikaps.org
    • Local Website
    • Social Media 
      • Facebook: 
      • Instagram: @phi_kappa_theta
    • Pillars/Values: Spiritual, Social, Intellectual, Fraternal, and Leadership

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Children's Miracle Network
    • Movember Foundation 

    GPA requirement

    • 2.0 

    Finances

    • New members: 
    • Active Members: 

    Chapter Contact

    • Jacob Olson (jacob-olson@uiowa.edu)

  • Pi Kappa Alpha

    About this chapter

    "Scholars, Leaders, Athletes, Gentlemen"

    • National founding date: 1868
    • Nickname: "Pike"
    • Colors: Garnet and Gold
    • Symbols: Firetruck, Lily of the Valley
    • National Organization Website: https://www.pikapp.org/
    • Local Website: www.uiowapikes.com
    • Social Media 
      • Facebook: 
      • Instagram: @uiowapikapp
    • Pillars/Values: Common Loyalty, Personal Responsibility, Achievement, Accountability, Campus Involvement, Responsible Citizenship, Lifelong Commitment

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    GPA requirement

    •  2.7

    Finances

    • New members: $1,160
    • Live In Members: $ 7,210
    • Live Out Members:  $ 785

    Chapter Contact

    • Erik Ingebretsen (erik-ingebretsen@uiowa.edu)

  • Pi Kappa Phi

    About this chapter

    "Nothing Shall Ever Tear Us Asunder"

    • National founding date: December 10, 1904
    • Nickname: "Pi Kapp" 
    • Colors: Royal Blue, White, and Gold
    • Symbols: Bell, Star, Lamp 
    • National Organization Website: https://www.pikapp.org/
    • Local Website
    • Social Media 
      • Facebook: 
      • Instagram: @uiowapikapp
    • Pillars/Values: Common Loyalty, Personal Responsibility, Achievement, Accountability, Campus Involvement, Responsible Citizenship, Lifelong Commitment

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • The Ability Experience  

    GPA requirement

    •  2.7

    Finances

    • New members: $1280
    • Live In Members: 
    • Live Out Members:  

    Chapter Contact

    • Kusai Contractor (kusai-contractor@uiowa.edu)

  • Sigma Chi

    About this chapter

    "In this Sign You Shall Conquer"

    • National founding date: June 28, 1855
    • Nickname: Sig Chi
    • Colors: Blue and Old Gold
    • Symbols: the White Cross
    • National Organization Website: https://sigmachi.org/
    • Social Media:
      • Instagram: @iowasigmachi
    • Pillars/Values: Courage, Wisdom, Integrity, High Ambition, Self-Control, Courtesy, Fidelity

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Children's Miracle Network
    • Huntsman Cancer Institute

    GPA requirement

    • 2.75

    Finances

    • New members: $200
    • Live In Members: $3,000
    • Live Out Members: $825

    Chapter Contact

    • Lucas Schattauer (lucas-schattauer@uiowa.edu)

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon

    About this chapter

    "Building Balanced Men"

    • National founding date: 1901 
    • Nickname: Sig Ep
    • Colors: Red, Purple, and Gold
    • Symbols: Violet, Dark Red Rose
    • National Organization Website: https://www.sigep.org/
    • Local Website: www.iowa.sigep.org
    • Social Media:
      • Instagram: @uiowasigep
    • Pillars/Values: Virtue, Diligence, Brotherly Love

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters

    GPA requirement

    •  3.0

    Finances

    • New members: $750
    • Live In Members: $4450 /semester +$700 security deposit
    • Live Out Members: $750

    Chapter Contact

    • Garett Michel (garett-michel@uiowa.edu)

  • Sigma Pi

    About this chapter

    "A Quest For Excellence"

    • National founding date: 1897
    • Nickname: Sig Pi
    • Colors: Lavender, White, Gold
    • Symbols: Owl
    • National Organization Website: https://www.sigmapi.org/
    • Social Media:
      • Instagram: @sigmapiuiowa
    • Pillars/Values: Promote Fellowship, Develop Character, Advance Heightened Moral Awareness, Enable Academic Achievement, Inspire Success

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • Donate Life

    GPA requirement

    •  2.5

    Finances

    • New members: 
    • Live In Members: 
    • Live Out Members: 

    Chapter Contact

    • Aeden Ward (aeden-ward@uiowa.edu)

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

    About this chapter

    "Better Men for a Better World"

    • National founding date: 1899
    • Nickname: TEKE
    • Colors: Cherry Red, Battleship Gray
    • Symbols: Equilateral triangle
    • National Organization Website: https://www.tke.org/
    • Local Organization Website: https://www.tke.org/chapter/347/lambda-eta
    • Social Media:
      • Instagram: @tkeiowa
    • Pillars/Values: Love, Charity, Esteem

    Philanthropic Partner(s)

    • St. Jude Research Hospital

    GPA requirement

    •  2.8

    Finances

    • New members: $700 per semester
    • Live In Members: Varied by room*
    • Live Out Members: $ 650 per semester

    Chapter Contact

    • Johnny Rodriguez (jonnathan-rodriguez@uiowa.edu)


FAQs

Q: How is Fall Recruitment going to work?

A: This year, fall recruitment is going to be hybrid from September 9th  through 15th. Orientation will take place virtually on September 9th and is mandatory for anyone looking to go through recruitment. September 10 will be virtual, September 11 will be a break/no contact day, September 12 will be virtual, September 13 will be in person, September 14 will be in person, and in person Bid Day will be on the 15th. More information with times and details will be sent out via email closer to the recruitment time period. Make sure to be checking your email and mycampusdirector2.com as to not miss any information!
 
Q: ​How do I find the right chapter?  

A:​ We all recommend that the best way to find the right fit is to talk to as many people as possible early on so you can narrow them down to your favorites closer to the end of recruitment.  Ask yourself who you are and who you want to be and find the chapter that will help you in that endeavor. We have 17 chapters and there is a place for you!

Q: ​What if I change my mind during recruitment and decide Fraternity Life isn’t for me?  

A: ​No worries, we all understand that Fraternity Life isn’t for everyone. You are more than welcome to drop out of the recruitment process anytime. We do hope you hold out though-- there are so many things Fraternity Life has to offer when you give it a chance. If you are unsure if this semester is right for you, then you can always end up going out for Spring Recruitment.

Q: ​What is the best Fraternity?  

A: ​Obviously, most people will talk about their own chapter first and why they are different. But we truthfully don’t have a perfect chapter on campus, that is why we have 17 chapters. We are all different and unique in our own ways with different focuses, philanthropies, majors, backgrounds, etc.  

Q: ​Do you guys haze?

A: ​We have an anti-hazing policy in place here at the University and take hazing seriously. Furthermore, we participate in multiple initiatives to stop hazing, including Hazing Prevention Week. Click here for more information on our Anti-Hazing Policy and more harm reduction initiatives.

Q: ​If I join one fraternity, can I join another one?  

A: ​If you get initiated with an IFC fraternity, you are not able to join another social fraternity. However, you can join an academic or service fraternity and still be in a social fraternity.  

Q: ​If I show up to all of someone’s events, does that mean I will get a bid from them or that I have to join?  

A:​ Just because you show up to someone’s events, does not mean that you will be extended a bid. But on the other hand, just because you go to someone’s events and you do get a bid from them, you do not have to accept their bid.  

Q: ​My parents do not like the idea of fraternities and sororities, what can I tell them?  

A: ​One of the greatest arguments for joining a fraternity or sorority is that it satisfies the fundamental need to belong. Joining a fraternity or sorority will help to connect you to a group of peers with similar values. Feeling connected will make you more satisfied with your college experience and therefore more likely to succeed and graduate. The Fraternity and Sorority Life website and the chapter advisor and/or FSL staff are great resources to help address the concerns of your parents.