Tarleton Interfraternity Council Recruitment Booklet
This booklet allows men who are interested in National Interfraternity Council chapters an insight into the chapters we offer on our campus and how to join them.
Interfraternity Council Tarleton State University IFC Information The purpose of the Interfraternity Council is to promote and foster the general welfare of the Fraternal Community and the University and to ensure a greater level of cooperation, communication, and achievement for the Fraternal Community. The council also serves as the official voice of Fraternities at Tarleton State and acts on behalf of the system when needed. IFC plans and implements recruitment and other all Greek events for the campus. IFC is a brotherhood whose goal is to better fraternity life at Tarleton State University. Interfraternal Council 1 IFC Officers IFC Delegates 2 3 Top 10 Reasons to Be Greek! 1 2 3 4 5 Academics Leadership Philanthropy Brotherhood Diversity 6 7 8 9 Greek Week Intramurals Homecoming Mixers Chapter Events 10 Some of the activities Tarleton Greeks are involved with: Greek Week Homecoming Intramurals Order of Omega Student Government Association- SGA Texan Transition Mentors Texan Reps Honors Organizations Tarleton Alternative Transportation- TAT Student Wide Activities Team- SWAT Round-Up Tarleton Serves Supplemental Instruction Leaders Resident Leaders Campus Employment TSU Honors Program Reserve Officer Training Corps. (ROTC) 4 Academics The Greek Community supports the value of a college education and places academics as one of the highest priorities for its members. Fraternities provide opportunities to earn awards and recognition for academic success. Support and help are always forthcoming through study hours, tutor groups and several informal programs. In addition, IFC expects each chapter to maintain an acceptable overall grade point average. Leadership & Involvement One of the many reasons potential members decide to go Greek is the ď‚§ leadership opportunities that the Greek system provides. Nowadays, it takes more than just a college degree to be successful and becoming a proactive member in a Greek chapter is one of best ways you can discover and develop your leadership skills. Fraternities are self-governing, allowing for many leadership opportunities within the chapter ranging from secretary to president to campus involvement coordinator. Tarleton State Greek members participate in various student organizations outside their fraternity or sorority. Greek leadership is present in organizations like the Student Wide Activities Committee (SWAT), Student Government Association (SGA), Texan Transition Mentors (TTM), Tarleton Alternative Transportation (TAT), Supplemental Instruction, and a variety of other organizations and service groups. 5 Service One of the most gratifying aspects of being Greek is the sense of satisfaction and pride that comes with involvement in philanthropy and community service. The Greek community organizes fundraising events and hands-on service activities each year. Such projects help build moral character through the realization of the needs of people less fortunate and encourage members to give back to the community. Each year, individual chapters participate in service projects ranging from working with Adopt-a-Highway, Pantry and More food bank, Foster Homes, local nursing homes, Tarleton Serves, Tarleton Round-up and many more. Brotherhood You will notice that no two fraternities are made up of members who are all alike. Each chapter has its own sense of diversity and individuality. However, you will notice a common bond among the members of each chapter that is unique and very private. When you become part of a fraternity you are not just meeting new friends, you are becoming a part of a brotherhood. You will enjoy the benefits of friendship that will grow stronger through the years and last a lifetime. Brotherhood means the joining of individuals in love and friendship, while striving for similar goals. Being part of a fraternity is something that cannot compare to anything else. To know of its existence is one thing, but to experience it is another. Strive for leadership and be a part of the Tarleton Greek community. 6 Service 7 Statement on Hazing Tarleton State University and the Tarleton State Interfraternity Council have a zero tolerance policy on hazing. "Hazing" means any intentional or reckless act occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are students at an educational institution. "Hazing" includes, but is not limited to, 1. any type of physical brutality or physical activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student (i.e. sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, calisthenics); 2. activities involving consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug or other substance that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely effects the mental or physical health or safety of the student; 3. activities that intimidate or threaten the student with ostracism; 4. activities that subject the student to extreme mental stress, shame or humiliation or that adversely effects the mental health or dignity of the student. 8 Lambda Chi Alpha Founded: Boston University, 1909 Tarleton Charter: Phi-Rho Zeta, 1986 Colors: Purple, Green and Gold National Philanthropy: North-American Food Drive Flower: White Rose Symbols: Cross and Crescent Photo Credit: Grassburr 9 Delta Chi Founded: Cornell University, 1890 Tarleton Charter: April 23, 1988 Colors: Red and Buff National Philanthropy: Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research Flower: White Carnation Motto: “Leges” (Law) Photo Credit: Grassburr 10 Kappa Delta Rho Founded: Middlebury College, 1905 Tarleton Charter: Zeta Beta, 1989 Colors: Middlebury Blue, Princeton Orange National Philanthropy: KDR Kids Flower: Red Rose Motto: Honor Above All Things Photo Credit: Grassburr 11 Alpha Gamma Rho Founded: Ohio State University, 1904 Tarleton Charter: Beta Sigma, 1992 Colors: Dark Green and Gold National Philanthropy: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Flower: Pink Rose Motto: “To Make Better Men” Symbol: Sickle and Sheaf Photo Credit: Grassburr 12 Sigma Chi Founded: Miami University, 1855 Tarleton Charter: Kappa Xi, 1996 Colors: Blue and Old Gold National Philanthropy: Children's Miracle Network and Huntsman Cancer Institute Flower: White Rose Symbol: White Cross Motto: “In Hoc Signo Vinces" (In This Sign You Shall Conquer) Photo Credit: Grassburr 13 FarmHouse Founded: University of Missouri, 1905 Tarleton Charter: Alpha Gamma, 2012 Colors: Green, Gold, and White National Philanthropy: Farmhouse Foundation Flower: Red and White Roses Symbol: Sickle and Sheaf Motto: “Builder of Men" Photo Credit: Grassburr 14 Recruitment Information To be eligible to join a fraternity prospective members must: Be a fulltime Tarleton student with a minimum high school or college GPA of 2.25 Complete the online registration form found at http://www.tarleton.edu/greeklife/how-to-join The Recruitment fee must be paid by Tuesday, September 3rd. o Card, Check, or cash are accepted o Cards are accepted online o Checks and cash must be brought to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life o Checks should be made out to the Interfraternity Council Attend at least four chapter sponsored events by three different fraternities, fraternity fun night, and the Formal Fraternity Rotations. Those unable to attend must provide valid excuse to Taylor Watson, Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life IMPORTANT: To be eligible to join a fraternity in the fall, prospective members must visit and sign-in at a minimum of FOUR events from THREE different chapters. The Interfraternity Council will be checking the sign-in sheets for all prospective members to make sure they have met the GPA requirement and have attended the minimum number of chapter events. 15 Recruitment Outline Formal Recruitment is September 8th - 12th Monday: Formal Rotations This will be the time that you will get to know each chapter. You will rotate from room to room and each chapter will have a presentation and time to meet you. The attire for this is business formal. Tuesday: Philanthropy Events On this evening, each chapter will host an event that revolves around service. The men will have some type of event that is philanthropic in nature. The chapters will also use this time to teach you about the chapterâ€™s national and local philanthropies. Wednesday: IFC Fun Day This event will be a fun night hosted and sponsored by IFC. The purpose of this event is to let you get to know the IFC men and what we stand for while having a fun event. Thursday: Brotherhood Events These events will be hosted by each chapter and will be a fun event that will highlight the brotherhood that is unique to each chapter. Friday: Bid Day This is the day that each chapter extends bids of membership. You will have the opportunity to see what chapters offered you membership and then choose the one that feels most comfortable to you. This is a personal choice so we will have a quiet place for you to have time to make your decision. 16 Fraternity and Sorority Life | Office of Student Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org | 254.968.9256 Taylor Watson Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life email@example.com Patrick Smith Interfraternity Council Vice Presidents= Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org Cullen McQuinn Interfraternity Council President Cullen.Mcquinn@go.tarleton.edu Visit the Greek Life website Tarleton.edu/greeklife Facebook Like us at Tarleton State Greek Life Twitter Follow us @TarletonSTGreek Part of the Division of Student Life. 17 Texan Transition Week make friends • learn Tarleton traditions • get connected • be entertained • eat great food • meet faculty & staff • learn about yourself • meet the Poo • just have fun For a detailed schedule & more information visit http://www.tarleton.edu/sTulife/transition 18 A fraternity is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results. - Neil Armstrong 19