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Interfraternity (IFC) Council Fraternities

IFC is comprised of the eight inter/national fraternities:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Historically African-American)

  • National Founding Date: December 4, 1906, at Cornell University
  • National Website: Alpha Phi Alpha
  • UNG Founding Date: April 18, 2004
  • Chapter Name: Tau Rho
  • Mission: “Develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.”
  • Philanthropies: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
Note: We are currently trying to re-establish Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Delta Chi

  • National Founding Date: October 13, 1890, at Cornell University
  • National Website: Delta Chi
  • UNG Founding Date: 2015
  • Motto: “To promote friendship, develop character, advance justice and assist in the acquisition of a sound education.”
  • Philanthropies: The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Back Pack Buddies Food Prorgam
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2018: 2.95

Farmhouse (Previously Sigma Omega)

  • Farmhouse National Founding Date: April 15, 1905, at University of Missouri
  • National Website: Farmhouse
  • Chapter Name: this organization is a colony
  • Motto: “Building the Whole Man through four-fold development: Intellectually, Spiritually, Socially/Morally and Physically.”
  • Philanthropies: Veterans of Foreign Wars and Be the Match
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2018: 2.95

Kappa Sigma

  • National Founding Date: December 10, 1896, at University of Virginia
  • National Website: Kappa Sigma
  • UNG Founding Date: February 11, 1885
  • Chapter Name: Rho Prime
  • Values: “Is focused upon the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. As a values-based men’s fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge education.”
  • Philanthropies: Military Heroes Campaign
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2018: 2.73

Pi Kappa Phi

  • National Founding Date: December 10, 1904, at the College of Charleston
  • National Website: Pi Kappa Phi
  • UNG Founding Date: May 22, 1971
  • Chapter Name: Delta Beta
  • Mission: “To create an uncommon and lifelong brotherhood that develops leaders and encourages service to others for the betterment of our communities.”
  • Philanthropies: The Ability Expereicne
  • Funds Raised in 2017-2018: $1,999.00
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2018: 2.96

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

  • National Founding Date: March 9, 1856, at the University of Alabama
  • National Website: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • UNG Founding Date: September 29, 1879
  • Chapter Name: Georgia Delta
  • Mission: “To promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship and service for our members based upon the ideals set forth by our Founders and as specifically enunciated in “The True Gentleman.”
  • Philanthropies: Children’s Miracle Network and Dawson Human Society
  • Funds Raised in 2017-2018: $1,200.00
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2018: 2.79

Sigma Chi

  • National Founding Date: July 28, 1855, at Miami University
  • National Website: Sigma Chi
  • UNG Founding Date: May 22, 1982
  • Chapter Name: Theta Epsilon
  • Purpose: “The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and accomplishment of the ideals of Friendship, Justice and Learning within our membership.”
  • Philanthropies: Huntsman Cancer Foundation and Stephen Jordan Foundation
  • Funds Raised in 2017-2018: $11,389.50
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2018: 2.68

Sigma Nu

  • National Founding Date: January 1, 1869, at Virginia Military Institute
  • National Website: Sigma Nu
  • UNG Founding Date: 1881
  • Chapter Name: Kappa – Ninth chapter to be established since the beginning of Sigma Nu nationally
  • Mission: ”To develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth; to foster the personal growth of each man's mind, heart and character; to perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the fraternity.”
  • Philanthropies: Disabled American Veterans and Helping Hands Initiative
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2018: 3.05

Fraternity Recruitment

Recruitment is a structured process for you to learn more about joining a fraternity and for fraternities to ask men to join their chapter. The Interfraternity Council organizes recruitment for the chapters it governs during September and early January for eligible candidates. These consist of open events, in which all eligible men can attend, and invite only events, in which you must be invited to by the fraternity.

All students are able to visit the chapters at the Fraternity & Sorority Life sponsored events and the philanthropy events they host throughout the semester. Check out our FSL calendar for more information on these events.

All members of IFC fraternities are encouraged to join the UNG Connect IFC Portal for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of North Georgia is located at the Dahlonega Campus, but any UNG student who meets the below criteria may seek membership.

To be eligible to seek membership in a Fraternity and Sorority at UNG, the student must be enrolled in a baccalaureate program. In addition, they must meet the following criteria before pursuing membership in a Fraternity and Sorority:     

  • 2.5 minimum GPA (some chapters do expect higher as designated by their Inter/national and local policies) 
  • 12 credit hours
  • Full-time student status in a baccalaureate program.
  • Cadets must be off Quarters (2.5 GPA and 14 credit hours) 

Deferred Recruitment

Because the University of North Georgia believes that first-year students need to focus on academics first to ensure the most successful transition to college possible, we practice what is known as Deferred Recruitment. This provides the opportunity for first-year students participating in recruitment to become accustomed to college classes, get involved in other activities, and make friends before joining a fraternity or sorority. Deferred Recruitment also enables a student a better opportunity to learn about the commitments and meaning of sorority and fraternity membership prior to joining.

Spring Recruitment Schedule

Thursday, January 10: Round Robin

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Hoag Auditorium

This evening is comprised of presentations from each fraternity to enable you to learn about each one, see what they have to offer, and for you to be able to meet a few of their members. This is a great way to meet all the fraternities, especially if you are unsure about joining a fraternity. We hope you will join us to learn about all eight of our fraternities.

January 14 - 17: Chapter Events

Monday through Thursday two fraternities will be hosting events on campus each night from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. You can choose to visit as many fraternities as you are interested in this week; we would encourage you to visit at least four.

  • Monday - Sigma Nu and FarmHouse
  • Tuesday - Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Delta Theta
  • Wednesday - Sigma Chi and Kappa Sigma
  • Thursday - Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta Chi

January 22 - 25: Chapter Smokers

Tuesday through Friday two fraternities will be hosting formal recruitment events (aka Smokers) off-campus each night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This will be the last round of events you will have the opportunity to attend before bids of membership are offered. You can attend as many events as you would like, and we encourage you to visit at least two to three.

  • Tuesday - Pi Kappa Phi and Delta Chi
  • Wednesday - Kappa Sigma and FarmHouse
  • Thursday - Sigma Chi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Friday - Sigma Nu and Phi Delta Theta

Wednesday, January 30: Bid Day

This is the day you will be offered any bid(s) of membership you might be receiving from a fraternity. Bids will be able to start getting picked up by noon on the third floor of Hoag.

If you do not receive a bid of membership from a fraternity, you will receive an e-mail from Fraternity & Sorority Life. Should you accept a bid from a fraternity, you will likely have your first meeting or celebratory event this evening as well, depending on the chapter. We recommend taking the evening off of work; if you are unable to be at events this night, you can still accept a bid.

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