Spring 2021 Rush Sign-Up
Are you interested in learning more about the IFC and Greek Life on Campus? If so then join the IFC and Chapter Members on February 8th and 9th for the Virtual Meet the Greeks Event!
February 8th, 2021 6:00-8:00 PM
Meet IFC Exec Board and Chapter Presentations
Zoom Link Day 1: https://umd.zoom.us/j/3497988110
February 9th, 2021 6:00-8:00 PM
Breakout rooms with individual Chapters
Zoom Link Day 2: https://umd.zoom.us/j/4806464596
Registration for Recruitment Opens on February 8th and closes on February 11th at 11:59 PM
Have a copy of your Unofficial Transcript on hand and either submit it to Campus Director or email IFC VP of Recruitment email@example.com
(Required: at least 12 credits and a minimum GPA of 2.5)
We hope to see you on February 8th and 9th!
Questions or concerns contact IFC VP of Recruitment Steven Santel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In Regard to Unrecognized Organizations
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing council of member fraternities at the University of Maryland (UMD). With that, the IFC has a responsibility of promoting the safety and success of all current, former, and future members of our council. It has come to the attention of the IFC that several organizations that are currently unrecognized are attempting to recruit new members to their organizations. The University of Maryland defines an unrecognized group as “a number of persons who are associated with each other as former members of an organization for which the Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life status has been revoked.” Any group recruiting not listed below is no longer affiliated with IFC or the Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life. These organizations include, but are not limited to: Phi Gamma Delta (“FIJI”), Alpha Epsilon Pi (“AEPI”), Theta Chi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon (“TKE”). Within the last 24 months, the Department of Fraternity & Sorority life have removed recognition due to conduct or disciplinary issues. They have the potential to be unsafe and we advise all potential new members looking to join an IFC chapter to not join these organizations.
THE RECOGNIZED IFC CHAPTERS INCLUDE:
Alpha Delta Phi Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Tau Omega Beta Theta Pi
Chi Phi Delta Sigma Phi Delta Upsilon
Kappa Alpha Order Lambda Chi Alpha Phi Delta Theta Phi Kappa Psi
Pi Kappa Alpha Phi Kappa Tau Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Alpha Mu Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu Sigma Phi Delta Sigma Phi Epsilon Sigma Tau Gamma
Tau Epsilon Phi Zeta Beta Tau Zeta Psi
If you are interested in joining an IFC Chapter please start this process by creating a Campus Director account HERE ON FEBRUARY 8th
If you have any questions regarding underground organizations or IFC Recruitment please reach out to:
Mike DiDonato, President
Tyler French, Chief Justice
Steven Santel, Vice President of Recruitment
Information for Spring 2021 Recruitment
IFC 2021 Spring RECRUITMENT
There are 24 recognized Fraternities within the IFC, each founded on a unique set of principles and values. Recruitment is a time where potential new members get the opportunity to meet members of each of these chapters in order to identify where they believe they best fit. Throughout this rush period, which is typically about 2 weeks long, we encourage those interested in joining an IFC fraternity to interact with as many fraternities as possible in order to find the fraternity they want to join. In order to join a fraternity at UMD, there are several requirements: 12 credits, and at least a 2.5 GPA. While 2.5 is the minimum for the council, individual chapters might have a different GPA minimum, such as a 2.75. Be sure to ask every fraternity you speak with about their specific membership standards.
- Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Winter break and are staying healthy. The IFC board is extremely excited to have you all back on campus. Although there will be some significant changes to recruitment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we as a board are committed to helping you all have the most successful recruitment possible. At the bottom of this document, you will find a timeline of events for this semester’s recruitment period along with some details regarding what recruitment will look like this semester.
- February 8th, 2021: Spring Recruitment Begins
- February 8th, 2021: Meet the IFC Virtual Event (More Details to come)
- February 12th, 2021: Deadline for Potential New Members (PNM) to create a Campus Director Account (NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM). If a PNM creates an account after this date, the chapter they accept a bid from will be fined $13 per PNM.
- February 16th-February 21st: Bids may be extended starting on 2/16 at midnight and ending on 2/21 at 11:59 PM.
- To reiterate, recruitment this semester will be conducted entirely online. This means that in-person IFC programming events, like Meet the IFC and possible Open Houses, will be virtual this semester.
- Chapter recruitment events should be conducted virtually. If your chapter would like to explore the possibility of hosting an in-person event, you may contact the school for approval (Exact guidelines for this process have not yet been provided. Will issue these guidelines to you all upon completion).
FOR POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS
- Starting on 2/8, the IFC website and social media page will begin posting each chapter’s Virtual rush schedule and chapter contact information. Along with that, on February 8th there will be an opportunity via Zoom to meet many Chapters and Rush Chairs through the Virtual Meet the IFC. This is a great way for you guys to get a feel for the IFC chapters at Maryland and to get their contact information. FEBRUARY 8th is also the first date you guys can begin making Campus Director accounts (WHICH IS REQUIRED TO JOIN ANY IFC CHAPTER). The quicker you complete this the better. If you have any issues making an account, please reach out to me, my contact information is below.
- As you all have heard during this pandemic, we truly are in unprecedented times. This semester’s recruitment will be vastly different compared to years prior. Several major changes have already been made and depending on the state of UMD, more changes to recruitment may occur. I ask you all to bear with us as we try to have the best and safest semester possible. For your safety and the safety of the University of Maryland community, please be smart with your actions. If you have any questions regarding recruitment, feel free to reach out to me (Text message is the best way to reach me). My contact information can be found below. I am looking forward to this semester’s recruitment!
IFC VP of Recruitment
Joining a fraternity is a big commitment, and can be a confusing process. Here are some frequently asked questions to help students and families navigate the recruitment process:
- How much does it cost to be in a fraternity?
- Each specific chapter sets their dues for each semester. Contact the chapter directly to find out how much dues are on average.
- Do I have to live in the chapter house?
- It is not a university requirement that members live in a chapter facility, however individual chapters may have stipulations about members living in the house. For any chapter with a recognized facility (found on our Chapters page), there is a full-time professional house director living in the house to support the men and the facility.
- What are the academic outcomes of joining a fraternity?
- One of the positive outcomes of being involved in a fraternity is the ability to manage schoolwork, relationships with other people, and the hard work and leadership that is central to the experience. Traditionally, we have seen over time that all fraternity men’s average GPA is higher than that of all men at the University of Maryland.
- What support do fraternities receive from the university?
- Boasting a staff of 25 (the largest in North America), the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life is a dedicated team working to help steward the Greek community towards action that aligns with our values. The department includes 15 resident directors who live in chapter facilities, advisors who work directly with chapters and governing councils, a team dedicated to facility maintenance and growth, as well folks working on special projects for the community such as sustainability, sexual assault prevention, and diversity and inclusion.
CHAPTER RUSH SCHEDULES
NOTE: Fraternities with missing information have either not submitted their recruitment schedule or are not participating in recruitment this semester
- Alpha Delta Phi
- Rush Chairs: Nick Delafuente (973) 713-3127
- Alpha Sigma Phi
- Rush Chair:
- Alpha Tau Omega
- Rush Chair: James Creed (201) 888-3522
- Beta Theta Pi
- Rush Chair:
- Chi Phi
- Rush Chair: Eric Reichenberg (201) 562-2005
- Delta Sigma Phi
- Rush Chair: Nicolas de Jesus (443) 632-4764
- Delta Upsilon
- Rush Chair: Ari Bailey (609) 577-2554
- Kappa Alpha Order
- Rush Chair: Joshua Etlinger (443) 756-3282
- Lambda Chi Alpha
- Rush Chair: Phil Hoerrner (973) 452-9368
- Phi Delta Theta
- Rush Chairs: Max Horowitz (424)-777-5518
- Phi Kappa Psi
- Rush Chair:
- Phi Kappa Tau
- Rush Chair:
- Phi Sigma Kappa
- Rush Chairs: Devin Furness (571)-512-2981
- Pi Kappa Alpha
- Rush Chair: Jacob Lichtenstein (412) 977-6533, Jake Haug (609) 712-6626
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Rush Chair: Nick Daeschner (443)-987-5441
- Sigma Alpha Mu
- Rush Chair: Ryan Petersen (201) 316-3395, Dylan Josephson (732) 996-8478
- Sigma Chi
- Rush Chair:
- Sigma Nu
- Rush Chairs:
- Sigma Phi Delta
- Rush Chair: Connor Din (301) 980-5040
- Sigma Phi Epsilon
- Rush Chair: Josh Lumpkin (443) 591-6363
- Sigma Tau Gamma
- Rush Chair: Dean Pryor (301) 305-9236
- Tau Epsilon Phi
- Rush Chair:
- Zeta Beta Tau
- Rush Chair: Josh Polaneicki (917) 930-4395
- Zeta Psi
- Rush Chairs: Jack McGovern (860)-990-8565