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Interfraternity (IFC) Council Fraternities

IFC is comprised of the nine inter/national fraternities:

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

  • Status: Inactive
  • National Founding Date: December 4, 1906, at Cornell University
  • National Website: Alpha Phi Alpha
  • UNG Chartering 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

  • Status: Active
  • National Founding Date: October 13, 1890, at Cornell University
  • National Website: Delta Chi
  • UNG Chartering 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 Program
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2020: 3.01
  • Community Service Hours Completed: 186
  • Campus: Dahlonega

Delta Sigma Phi

  • Status: Colonizing in Fall 2020
  • National Founding Date: December 10. 1899, at the City College of New York
  • National Website: Delta Sigma Phi
  • Values: Courage, Action, Excellence
  • Campus: Gainesville

Kappa Sigma

  • Status: Active
  • National Founding Date: December 10, 1896, at University of Virginia
  • National Website: Kappa Sigma
  • UNG Chartering 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
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2019-2020: $3,039.00
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2020: 3.33
  • Community service hours completed: 560
  • Campus: Dahlonega

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc.

  • Status: Active
  • National Founding Date: December 1, 1975 at Kean College
  • National website: Lambda Theta Phi
  • UNG Chartering Date: Summer 2019
  • Chapter Name: El Halcón Nocturno
  • Mission: “Our mission is to provide leadership in shaping the future of our Fraternity; deliver innovative solutions to help promote our brothers & fraternity achieve their goals; and, to raise the social and cultural conscience of the Latino college student and community.”
  • Philanthropy: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  • Community service hours completed: 45
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2020: 3.48
  • Campus: Gainesville

Phi Delta Theta

  • Status: Active
  • National Founding Date: December 26, 1848, at Miami University
  • National Website: Phi Delta Theta
  • Chapter Name: Georgia Iota
  • Values: The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality
  • Philanthropies: ALS Research
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2020: 3.35
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2019-2020: $325
  • Community service hours completed: 207
  • Campus: Dahlonega

Pi Kappa Alpha

  • Status: Suspended in 2018 for hazing, Returning in Spring 2021
  • National Founding Date: March 1, 1868, at the University of Virginia
  • National Website: Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Values: Pi Kappa Alpha will set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.
  • Campus: Dahlonega

Pi Kappa Phi

  • Status: Active
  • National Founding Date: December 10, 1904, at the College of Charleston
  • National Website: Pi Kappa Phi
  • UNG Chartering 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 Experience
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2019-2020: $3,525.00
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2020: 3.29
  • Community service hours completed: 1231
  • Campus: Dahlonega

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

  • Status: Suspended for hazing in 2019, returning in 2023
  • National Founding Date: March 9, 1856, at the University of Alabama
  • National Website: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • UNG Chartering 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
  • Campus: Dahlonega

Sigma Chi

  • Status: Active
  • National Founding Date: July 28, 1855, at Miami University
  • National Website: Sigma Chi
  • UNG Chartering 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
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2019-2020: $26,574.00
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2020: 3.38
  • Community service hours completed: 696
  • Campus: Dahlonega

Sigma Nu

  • Status: Active
  • National Founding Date: January 1, 1869, at Virginia Military Institute
  • National Website: Sigma Nu
  • UNG Chartering 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
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2019-2020: $16,075.00
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2020: 3.42
  • Community service hours completed: 390
  • Campus: Dahlonega

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. Fraternity recruitment consist of "round robin," where the potential new members will meet all of the fraternities in one night; and one round of events by each individual chapter on separate nights. The men partaking in fraternity recruitment may attend all of the events by all chapters or they may choose which chapters’ events to attend. This will be a fun, memorable week!

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 or sorority at UNG, the student must be enrolled in a baccalaureate or associate program. In addition, they must meet the following criteria before pursuing membership in a fraternity or sorority:     

  • 2.5 minimum GPA (some chapters do expect higher as designated by their Inter/national and local policies) 
  • Must have completed a semester of college while not concurrently enrolled in high school
  • Full-time student status in a baccalaureate or associate 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 offers a better opportunity to learn about the commitments and meaning of sorority and fraternity membership prior to joining.

Fall Recruitment Schedule

*These plans may change depending on the university's plan for reopening.

Friday, September 11: Round Robin

This evening is comprised of presentations from each fraternity. You will have the opportunity to learn about each one, see what they have to offer and 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 of our fraternities.

September 14 - 29: Chapter Events

Each fraternity will host a recruitment event. This event may be on-campus or off-campus in the evening. You may choose to attend all six events (which is encouraged) or choose which events to attend. We recommend attending at least three events. The location and times of each event will be announced at round robin.

Thursday, October 1: Bid Day

This is the day you will be offered any bid(s) of membership from a fraternity. Bids may be picked up starting at noon on the third floor of Hoag Student Center.

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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