IFC Recruitment Application - Available May 15
Kappa Alpha Order, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
2016 Interfraternity Council
Welcome to Millsaps College! Thanks for showing an interest in joining our Greek Community. We are excited to have you here and want to make joining our community as smooth a process as possible. Registering for men's recruitment costs you nothing and is your first step toward joining one our five outstanding IFC fraternities.
IFC Informal Recruitment: August 23 – September 10
IFC Open House: Tuesday, August 23 8 PM
All Greek BBQ&A: Monday, August 29 7 PM
Formal Recruitment Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 10
First Round of Recruitment: Sunday, September 11
Second Round of Recruitment: Tuesday, September 13
Third Round of Recruitment: Wednesday, September 14
Bid Day: Thursday, September 15
Financial obligations are an important factor in your decision to join a fraternity. Each fraternity varies in expenses and in the manner in which they are charged. A range of typical expenses is provided below.
New Member Fees (first semester): $375-750*
Average cost: $545 (first semester)
*includes one time fees such as initiation and badge fees
Active Member Fees (per semester): $225 - $515
Average Cost: $80 per month
Parlor Fee (House Operations): $50 per semester
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Interfraternity Council (IFC)?
IFC is a student organization at Millsaps which assumes the responsibilities of governing the five (5) IFC fraternities and consists of approximately 230 men. The IFC Executive, which governs over men’s Greek Life, consists of the President and five Vice Presidents, which include an Executive Vice President, and Vice Presidents for Recruitment, Administrative Affairs, Public Relations, and Conduct Board.
What is fraternity recruitment?
Fraternity recruitment is a process in which fraternities search for potential new members towards which they can most relate. During this time, prospective members can visit different fraternities and decide which fraternity matches his interests and compatibility the best.
Am I required to register for IFC Recruitment?
Yes. In order to participate in formal IFC recruitment, you must register for the recruitment database found here. Each semester, an ongoing list is compiled and constantly updated with new potential members interested in IFC recruitment. This list is then released to all IFC fraternities in order to aid each organization in acquiring interested new member names.
What are the social benefits that stem from membership of a fraternity?
IFC fraternities provide a plethora of opportunities to develop socialization at Millsaps. Most IFC fraternities are actively involved in social events, philanthropies, intramural sports, and scholarly seminars, which all provide each member with an experience to become acquainted with new students who share similar interests. As well as the planned events, the networking capabilities gained from joining a fraternity are far beyond most organizations on campus. After developing solid relationships with senior students, first and second year students learn to utilize those more knowledgeable students as mentors to provide guidance and advice. Finally, a fraternity can provide a stable group of students with similar interests, which is especially helpful during the earlier semesters of a student’s college career.
Is IFC fraternity membership time consuming?
Membership in an IFC fraternity can use as much or as little time as each individual member wants to allot. Typically, a member of a fraternity will gain more from the experience with increased involvement, but there is no required hours that must be put into fraternity involvement. IFC fraternities do not hinder students from becoming actively involved within other organizations or pull them away from their studies either.
Will my grades suffer if I choose to join an IFC fraternity?
While IFC fraternities are constantly active in several events during the school year, all fraternities still share the same common goal, scholarship. Students are highly encouraged to take part in fraternal functions after they feel they have spent adequate time in the classroom and study hall.
What if I'm not ready to join a fraternity during the fall semester?
While most students decide to participate in recruitment during their first semester at school, many students, especially incoming freshman, decide to become more adjusted and acclimated to the new campus before committing their time to an organization. For this reason, students can join fraternities during the spring semester as well. While not all fraternities are active in spring recruitment, most fraternities do and the IFC will sponsor events similar to the fall rush schedule as well.
Are IFC fraternities involved in any forms of community service? Do fraternities have any philanthropy?
Community service and philanthropy are both very important and strongly emphasized by the IFC. As well as the organization of philanthropic events by the IFC, most fraternities have their own philanthropy which they hold annually. Overall, the IFC and each individual fraternity are committed to improving the Jackson area through several different projects.