The University of Georgia
The Interfraternity Council is a self-governing body representing
the 26 member fraternities at the University of Georgia
153 Tate Student Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
HOW TO JOIN A FRATERNITY
Please note: Students not enrolled at UGA are NOT eligible to join a fraternity at UGA or participate in any events or activities related to new member education. In January 2020 the Interfraternity Council unanimously voted to change eligibility requirements to receive a bid and participate in new member education. To view the bill, click here.
What is Recruitment or "Rush"?
Recruitment, or “rush,” is the term used to describe the process of fraternities recruiting new members to join their organization. The IFC has three main periods of recruitment:
Summer Recruitment: Fraternities may host individual, chapter specific recruitment events during the summer. Once you register for recruitment, fraternities will have access to your contact information and may invite out to these events!
Fall Formal Recruitment: This is the IFC’s primary recruitment period. It consists of a structured week of events that include an orientation meeting, visitation of chapter facilities, and fraternity specific events. Should you not have the ability to attend summer recruitment events and/or do not receive bid, you will have the opportunity to participate in this full week of structured events.This primarily occurs the week prior the start of Fall semester classes.
Spring Recruitment: Should you choose not to join a fraternity in the fall semester, we also offer spring recruitment, similar to the fall. Note that not all chapters will participate in spring recruitment – on average, 10-15/26 chapters participate.
For for more information about fraternity life and how to join a fraternity, check out the Fraternity Way, IFC’s annual recruitment publication. You also will be able to join us during orientation to learn more about IFC fraternities and how to join!
Download the Fraternity Way, our annual recruitment publication. The Fraternity Way contains general information regarding the IFC, as well as an overview of all of our chapters. It also includes their contact information so you can reach out to them directly.
Who is Eligible to Rush?
Only students currently enrolled for Fall 2023 classes as UGA students are eligible to participate in recruitment. In January 2020 the council unanimously voted to change eligibility requirements to receive a bid and participate in new member education. For more information, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
View the answers to some frequently asked questions about the IFC recruitment process.
The recruitment process is committed to providing access and accommodations for all people with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please call the Greek Life Office at (706) 542-4612 for specific requests.