Interfraternity Council University of Wisconsin - Madison
Fall 2021 - Recruitment Lookbook
Contact US @ifc_uwmadison @fsl_uwmadison www.ifcuw.com www.fsl.wisc.edu firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. Letters from the president 2. Map 3. Fraternities 4. etc.
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Table of Contents 3. Table of Contents
4. Welcome message
19. IFC Chapters
7. Fraterinty & Sorority life Community
10. Fraterinty Relationship & Governance
77. Unrecognized groups
12. Fraternity experience
14. Recruitment process
80. Greek alphabet
16. Greek speak
IFC VP of Recruitment's Letter
Welcome potential new members and families! Congratulations on deciding to take the first step towards becoming a part of The University of Wisconsin - Madison’s Fraternity and Sorority Life community. Our community is built upon the pillars of friendship, leadership, academics, and service. The interfraternal community at UW - Madison is composed of campus and community student leaders, high-achieving scholars, community activists, and innovators. If you choose to become a part of the fraternal experience, you will avail yourself to a vast range of involvement and development opportunities that will augment all facets of your undergraduate experience. As you embark on your journey to learn more about fraternity and the chapters here on campus, the Interfraternity Council and I are here to help you. We encourage you to remain true to the values you hold dear. Do not try to change yourself to fit a stereotypical mold of a fraternity member. Fraternity men have a responsibility to hold themselves and others accountable. Seek a chapter that aligns with your values, goals, and desires for your undergraduate experience. Being in a fraternity is a lifelong commitment and a personal choice, so take the time to reflect and understand what you are looking to achieve. Please use this Lookbook for further clarification about any Interfraternity or Chapterspecific questions you may have. The Lookbook is designed to provide insight about aspects of joining an Interfraternity chapter at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Justin Neustaetter IFC VP of Recruitment
President's Letter Hello Potential New Members, If you keep our nuggets of wisdom in mind, then it is my honor to welcome you into one of the transformative growth experiences the University of Wisconsin has to offer. Your mindset leading into and throughout your time as a Fraternity Man will determine the rewards you’ll yield from the experience. That being said, being open-minded is fundamental for maximizing your potential. Engage with all of the houses that appeal to your personality, and don’t leave any behind. Upon your journey as a junior and active member, accept and forge friendships with all members of the fraternity & sorority life community. The more you’re close-minded the more you’ll limit your time, your enjoyment, and yourself. So get out there and out of your comfort zone! Outside of the proper mindset, let it sink in that there’s a mission to being a Fraternity Man in IFC. Healthy fraternal experiences and bonds create distinguished men of virtue. Your compassion will flourish and lead you to develop an array of intrinsic moral values in which some will be common principles and some unique to you, but it won’t be trivial. Like the men who’ve come before you, it will be on you and your fellow fraternity brothers to act on those values whether it be what your chapter philanthropy cause or how you manage conflict within your organization. The final product of the equation of moral development and reflective action is you, the fine young leader you will become. True leaders live their lives in the image they hope everyone can become. True leaders believe in their virtues. True leaders act on their cause. Trust in these guiding principles and I promise you the rest will come. Be excited to become a better person!
Liam McLean IFC President
Meet the Team The University of Wisconsin - Madison, Interfraternity Council serves as the governing body for the 28 men's social fraternities on campus. The IFC has ten executive board members that are elected representatives from the chapters every year. The purpose of the council is to not only promote fellowship within the fraternity community but also to set standards and governing expectations and policies for members of our chapters to abide by. The philosophy behind IFC is, for us to hold our fraternity community to its highest standard, we must hold each other to these same standards. IFC executive board also provides programming events centers around brotherhood, scholarship, and service. To learn more visit our website at ifcuw.com. Interfraterinty Council Executive Board Contracts IFC President - Liam Mclean - email@example.com Vice President of Judicial Affairs - Hiro Ura - firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President of Risk Management - Daniel Maloney -email@example.com Vice President of Operations - Vacant - firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President of Recruitment - Justin Neustaetter - email@example.com Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Parham Shiraz - firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President of Member Education - Cal Floyd - email@example.com Vice President of Scholarship - Alex Henoch - firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President of Civic Engagement - Andrew Taylor - email@example.com Vice President of Programming - Ryan Rezania - firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Fraterinty & Sorority Life
For 150 years students have had Fraternity and Sorority life “home” and today the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison supports over 60 organizations that makeup 4,000 members. The office provides fraternities and sororities with a wide range of services and programs including but not limited to council advising, chapter coaching, leadership development programs, organizational workshop, harm prevention resources, social justice education, and initiatives. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority life aspires for the UW-Madison fraternity and sorority community to be the premier student experience. Visit https://fsl.wisc.edu/ to learn more about the FSL office and experience.
Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Contacts Maggie Hayes - Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, email@example.com Kristen Reynolds - IFC Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org Cristain McGough - MGC & NPHC Advisor, email@example.com Caleb Williams - PHA Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community overview Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
National Pan-Hallenic Council (NPHC)
The MGC is the governing body for multicultural and multiethnic, also known as cultural-based, fraternities and sororities at UW-Madison. The mission of the Multicultural Greek Council is to foster a unified multicultural community, to promote scholarship, service, respect, camaraderie, and cultural awareness, while creating an inclusive and supportive network for future growth and development. There are four fraternities within MGC. Visit https://fsl.wisc.edu/councils/ to learn more about the MGC experience.
The NPHC is the governing body of the traditionally African American fraternities and sororities, also known as the Divine Nine. NPHC coordinates activities to develop leadership skills, positive relationships, and citizenship through community service and outreach. Organizations that are part of NPHC embrace the continuance of social actions, political empowerment, and economic development. Visit https://fsl.wisc.edu/councils/ to learn more about the NPHC experience.
Panhellenic Association (PHA)
Interfraterinty Council (IFC)
The PHA is the governing body for fourteen women’s organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. PHA is responsible for organizing programming and educational opportunities, communication efforts, and implementing primary recruitment for supporting the Panhellenic community. Panhellenic women proudly strive for individual excellence in scholarship and leadership and promote community building through citizenship and fellowship. Visit https://fsl.wisc.edu/councils/ to learn more about the PHA sorority experience.
The IFC is the governing body for the majority of North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) fraternities on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. IFC consists of men’s fraternities, the IFC is a self-governing student organization seeking to develop and maintain fraternity life and interfraternal relations by promoting unity and growth of its member organizations. Visit https://fsl.wisc.edu/councils/ to learn more about the IFC experience.
MGC & NPHC Intake Process Both MGC and NPHC do not host a formal intake (recruitment) process. Each organization is responsible for their own unique recruitment processes and events, all of which welcomes people from various cultures, identities, and backgrounds. Chapters intake new members throughout the year, and the new membership requirements and programs vary. If there is interest in a particular organization, contacting the organization's new membership/rush chair would be the first step. MGC Fraternities - Cultural-based organizations (CBFOs) Chi Sigma Tau Fraternity, Inc. (Asian Interest) Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. (Asian Interest) Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. (Latino Interest) Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. (Latino Interest)
NPHC Fraternities - Black Greek Letter Organization (BGLOs) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Follow MGC on instagram at @mgc_madison and NPHC on instagram at @nphcatuw for more information!
Fraterinty Governance North American Interfraterinty Conference (NIC) & Interfraterinty Council The North American Interfraternity Conference, or NIC, is the governing body that oversees all Interfraternity Councils in the United States and Canada. The Interfraternity Council, or IFC, is a student-led governing body that oversees its member chapters. The purpose of the IFC is to advance fraternity on campus and provide inter-fraternal leadership to the entire UW-Madison sorority and fraternity community. The IFC Executive Board acts as the bridge between the university, the public, and our fraternal community. As fraternity men, it is our mission to promote and embody leadership in action, academic excellence, strong bonds of brotherhood, and service to the community. Each member of the IFC community pays dues to the IFC council to cover educational programming, intramural sports, health & safety initiatives including insurance, recruitment, and much more. The current cost is $10.00 per member each semester. Chapters typically take these funds in through membership dues as IFC charges each chapter based on total membership each semester.
UW-Madison & IFC Relationship The Interfraternity Council serves as the bridge between the university, the public, and our fraternal community. The IFC council is closely connected to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to ensure the health and safety of all students who belong and interact with IFC fraternities. IFC and all its member organizations must and are a registered student organization with UW-Madison and are expected to follow university guidelines in addition to IFC governing documents including but not limited to student code of conduct, registered student organizations guidelines, and all state/federal laws.
The Interfraternity Council additionally works in close collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to ensure accountability and encourage healthy behavior with the IFC community. Visit http://ifcuw.com/conduct-reporting/ to learn more about IFC and university reporting and judicial mode.
Fraternity experience Benefits joining a UW-Madison recognized fraternity within IFC includes but is not limited to:
Leadership roles on the executive board of the Interfraterinty Council (IFC) at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Access to all university reservable spaces and available classrooms for chapter programs, events and meetings. Support from UW - Madison FSL staff members including direct chapter coaching, trainings and retreats, recruitment and continued member education Ability to participate in Wisconsin Intramural League Sports through your chapter membership. Ability to host social events with other student organizations including Panhellenic sororities. Support from the IFC including chapter and community programming, event management, individual scholarships and voting rights on all council and community decisions. Support from a nationally recognized fraternity including staff visits, chapter and individual member insurance coverage, annual/biannual conventions and leadership programs and alumni networks.
Organizations that choose to operate without UW Madison recognition do not have the same rights and privileges as IFC fraternities and do not receive the same benefits listed above. Organizations that choose to operate without university recognition, lose recognition from the university due to violating IFC and student organizations policies putting members and the UW-Madison community in harm's way. You can find more about unrecognized groups at ifcuw.com.
When someone joins a fraternity, it's more than finding a group of friends. It’s more than having a weekend of fun. Fraternity life is about coming out of your shell and meeting a group of fellow men who share your ideas, ambitions, and morals. It's about confidently becoming your best self in an environment that fosters lifelong friendships, invaluable skills, and responsible social interaction.
Fraternity membership Leadership and Character Throughout fraternity and sorority life there are various leadership-based opportunities and chances for your talents to shine. Whether that be leading charities or fundraisers for your fraternity to managing the chapter entirely as its serving President, the opportunities are endless. Leadership is a pillar of fraternity and sorority life that develops students into future professionals. Fraternity and sorority life give a sense of social identity and cultivates interpersonal skills critical to leadership and collaboration in the post-graduate world. Life-Long Membership Fraternity and sorority life provides alumni connections and networking opportunities that are unparalleled in other contexts. These networks often prove to be beneficial to students seeking internships, employment, recommendations, or employees. The best part? These networks last in and after your college experience as you join this community. Networking is an integral life-long skill and part of the college experience. There are currently 9 million alumni of Fraternities and Sororities in the workplace; these connections you foster here in Madison can strike an instant, unexpected connection down the road for landing interviews, references, or letters of recommendations--the possibilities are endless.
Philanthropy & Service Some chapters raise tens of thousands of dollars for Philanthropy--a Greek Life culture to give back to our communities via charities or fundraisers, instilling a lasting appreciation for the value of philanthropy and service. Here, one will find a home for their desires to better the community and value both monetary donations and served time to better their local community and aid nationwide organizations.
Fraternity membership Brotherhood & Community It goes without saying that joining fraternity and sorority life is a riveting, unique college experience. Fun is by no means exclusive to fraternity and sorority life, but you will find it unparalleled brotherhood that is fostered in the fraternity experience. Having brothers in class levels, from all the countries with different lived experiences provides opportunity to share and develop your values and identities with friendship. You may be surprised to find out that some of your future brothers will be just a block away from your hometown or halfway across the country. This is an invaluable experience for you to step outside of your comfort zone and meet fellow fraternity brothers and sorority sisters that you wouldn’t have otherwise. You will find various events that will be memories for life whether it be on Badger Game Days, Brotherhood Retreats, Mom/Dad’s weekends, Formals, and much more. Scholarship Academics and scholarship are the core of being a fraternity man. We recognize that we are students first! Each chapter emphasizes academic excellence hosting weekly study hours, creating study groups, and helping one another select courses for the semester. It is so rare to not have classes with other members of the fraternity and sorority community, creating a built-in academic support system. The IFC council awards monetary scholarships each semester, one for each class at $250 and the first-generation scholarship for $500. Additionally, you can find the FSL community grade report on the fraternity and sorority life website, https://fsl.wisc.edu/for-everyone/.
AND SO MUCH MORE . . .
Recruitment Exceptions Check out the IFC instagram & wesbite for COVID-19 recruitment guidlines
Recruitment Requirements Full time students, enrolled in 12 units at UW-Madison or Madison Area Technical College. Registered for recruitment through CampusDirector in order to receive a bid through the IFC sponsored recruitment process
Recruitment Format The IFC Recruitment process typically begins with the first weeks of the semester, exact dates are updated regularly on the IFC website and IFC Instagram. Recruitment lasts about two weeks, it begins with potential new member orientation and IFC tabling events where all potential new members get the opportunity to meet all IFC chapters. Following the tabling events, the chapter begins hosting open house events where potential new members can attend to get to know each chapter and figure out where their potentially best fit from. Recruitment events typically happen in chapter facilities but also on-campus spaces and 3rd party venues like restaurants and activity-based venues. IFC and chapter work to advertise all recruitment events. All recruitment events should be alcohol-free and appropriate, inclusive, and respectful of all backgrounds and identities. Chapters are not permitted to host recruitment events on religious or cultural holidays including but not limited to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Chinese New Year, etc. After the first two weeks, chapters can officially give out bids to all PNM’s. If given a bid PNM’s then have 4 days to accept or decline. Upon acceptance of a bid, each chapter has a different new member process that leads to admittance into the fraternity. After this initial recruitment period, chapters can also participate in rolling recruitment which allows them to continue to participate in recruitment and extend bids until the end of the semester. Each school year there is a spring and fall semester recruitment period. All of the specific dates will be communicated by IFC before the beginning of recruitment for that given semester.
Recruitment Expectations When participating in IFC recruitment one should expect a lot of interaction with active members in the fraternities. This is both for the active members to get to know you and for you to learn more about the chapter. Don’t be afraid to go up to a random active member and introduce yourself. This will be the best way for you to get a feel for the chapter and determining which one you most want to join. Also, use the recruitment events as a chance to get to know other students that are interested in fraternity life on campus and make connections!
Potential New Members - Bill of rights 1. The right to be treated as an individual. 2. The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process. 3. The right to be treated with respect. 4. The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized. 5. The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers. 6. The right to have at least 96 hours to consider any formal bid offers and to request more time if needed. 7. The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others. 8. The right to make one’s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility 9. for the results of that decision. 10. The right to attend recruitment events without the presence of alcohol or other substances. 11. The right to attend recruitment events that are appropriate, inclusive, and respectful of all backgrounds and identities. 12. The right to request current information about all obligations of chapter membership. 13. The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience.
Check out the FAQ section for more questions regarding IFC recruitment. At any time before, during or after the recruitment process, you have any concerns or questions, you can reach out IFC VP Recruitment at email@example.com and/or IFC advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greek SPeak Bid - A formal invitation to join a fraternity
Rolling Recruitment - The process of recruitment that occurs after the first two weeks of recruitment. During this time select chapters will continue to actively recruit and extend bids throughout the semester. Note not all chapters will participate in rolling recruitment. Potential New Member (PNM) - a term used for a student who has shown interest in being recruited by a fraternity or who has registered for the recruitment process. Tabling - event at the beginning of each semester where potential new members have the opportunity to speak to representatives/members of all fraternities Unrecognized Fraternity - groups of individuals who have lost their student organization recognition with the University of Wisconsin-Madison because of code of conduct violations. These violations can include but are not limited to hazing, alcohol and illegal substance use, and endangering behaviors. These groups are not associated with the university or IFC. You can find which organizations are not recognized at ifcuw.com. Interfraterinty Council (IFC) - The governing body for university-recognized fraternities at UW- Madison. The council is made up of the president of each fraternity chapter and is led by an Executive Council. The Executive Council is composed of men elected from the member fraternities for 10 positions. Initiation - The traditional ritual or formal ceremony, special to each organization, of induction, which marks the transition to full membership of a fraternity. Associate Member (Pledge) - A person who has accepted a bid but is not yet initiated into a fraternity. Chapter - A membership unit of a national fraternity
Greek SPeak New Member Classes (Pledge Class) - Group of members of an IFC organization who were initiated at the same time in the same organization. Big Bro/Little bro - Nickname for big and litter brother, a big bro is a mentor assigned to a new member. Dues - The monetary costs of membership in a fraternity. These fees are used to cover the costs of operation, social activities, leadership opportunities, education programs, insurance and other brotherhood events. Cost of membership is different for each organization. Due can vary in amount after the first semester in the chapter. Legacy - a legacy means that you have an older family member (brother, father, or grandfather) who was a member of a Greek organization. Note you don’t have to be a legacy to join a fraternity. Active Member - A fully initiated member of a fraternity/sorority. Alumni/Alum - Member of a fraternity/sorority who has graduated. Alumni may serve as advisors to the chapter or support the fraternity in other volunteer roles. Chapter Facility or House - a meeting place or residence of a local chapter of a college fraternity or sorority. Majority of IFC chapters have a facility and they are located on Langdon St. and by Camp Randall. Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life - is made of professional staff members that works for UW-Madison to support and advise the fraternity and sorority life community. Recruitment - the two week process through which fraternities get to meet potential new members and potential new members get to meet fraternities by attending recruitment events held at chapter facilities, on-campus and 3rd party locations.
IFC Members Testimonials "BROTHERS PUSH ME TO BE MY BEST SELF, IN THE CLASSROOM AND IN THE GREATER WORLD" - FIJI
"I HAVE BECOME PART OF A BROTHERHOOD OF YOUNG MEN STRIVING TO GROW IN FAITH AND VIRTUE ALONGSIDE ONE ANOTHER. NO GROUP AT UW HAS WELCOMED ME AND CHALLENGED ME TO GROW" - PHI KAPPA TAU
"I APPRECIATE THE VALUE OUR CHAPTER PLACES ON ACADEMIC SUCCESS WHILE ALSO HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A FUN WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT" -ALPHA SIGMA PHI
"I WAS NOT INTERESTED IN FRATERNITY LIFE COMING INTO COLLEGE DUE TO THE STIGMAS THAT I HAD ABOUT THEM. WHAT I DID NOT KNOW WAS JUST HOW AWESOME FRATERNITY LIFE CAN BE!" - PI KAPPA PHI
"COMING INTO COLLEGE I WAS UNSURE IF GREEK LIFE WAS FOR ME, BUT AFTER VISITING THE HOUSE AND MEETING THE GUYS I KNEW I HAD TO RECONSIDER" ACACIA
"BY BUILDING LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS AROUND COMMON VALUES, MY MEMBERSHIP IN BETA HAS TRANSFORMED MY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE." - BETA THETA PI
ACACIA • 222 LANGDON ST @ACACIAWISCO -- ACACIAWISCO.ORG
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 100 Philanthropy: Dogs for Dogs Service Chapter GPA: 3.45 Colors: Black and Gold
Acacia is a men’s college fraternity founded on May 12, 1904, at the University of Michigan. With dozens of chapters across North America, over 50,000 men have joined our ranks in pursuit of Virtue, Knowledge & Truth. Human Service is more than just Acacia’s motto; it is something that our members put into practice in impressive fashion in numerous ways. From hundreds of hours spent in the community to thousands of dollars raised for noble causes, Acacia brothers find great significance and enjoyment in serving others. New Member Dues:
$650/semester Live In Cost: $650/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
ALPHA DELTA PHI • 640 N. HENRY ST @ALPHADELTAPHIWISCO -- LINKTR.EE/ADPHIWISCO
Alpha Delta Phi ADPHI
Alpha Delta Phi was established in 1832 as a social and literary society to promote the all-around betterment of collegiate men morally, socially, and intellectually. Founded upon these principles, Alpha Delta Phi seeks to foster a true brotherhood among all members and create bonds that will last not only during our college years but for a lifetime. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 16 Philanthropy: First Goodman Community Center Food Drive Chapter GPA: N/A Colors: White and Emerald Green
New Member Dues: $350/semester
"TO MAKE BETTER MAN"
Live In Cost: $3600/semester Payment Plan: Live-In Requirement: No
ALPHA GAMMA RHO • 233 W LAKELAWN PL @AGR_UW -- WISCONSINAGR.COM
Alpha gamma rho AGR
Established in 1916, Alpha Gamma Rho Iota is the only social and professional fraternity on campus with a house. The Purpose of Alpha Gamma Rho is to make better men, and through them a broader and better agriculture. AGR has historically been strictly an agricultural fraternity, but we have since expanded our membership people pursuing careers in agriculture, food and fiber, natural resources, life sciences and related fields.
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 70 Philanthropy: Dairy Dash Fundraiser Chapter GPA: 3.45 Colors: Emerald Green and Harvest Gold
New Member Dues:
"TO MAKE BETTER MEN."
$250/semester Live In Cost: $3600/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
ALPHA SIGMA PHI • 142 LANGDON ST @ALPHASIGWISCONSIN
Alpha sigma phi ASIG
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 60-80 Philanthropy: Puppies and Pies Chapter GPA: 3.41 Colors: Cardinal and Stone
Alpha Sigma Phi is a national fraternity active at over 200 universities. Founded in 1845 at Yale University, Alpha Sigma Phi has a longstanding tradition of charity, brotherhood, and honor. The Kappa chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the 10th oldest chapter and prides itself on our ability to better the man. As an organization, our organization strives to provide values-driven brotherhood experiences for our members today and throughout life. New Member Dues:
"TO BETTER THE MAN"
$950/semester Live In Cost: $4800/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
BETA THETA PI • 622 MENDOTA CT @BETA_WISCONSIN -- BETA.ORG
beta theta pi BETA Beta Theta Pi is a national fraternity, with chapters throughout the country, all dedicated to academic and philanthropic success. The Alpha Pi chapter at the University of Wisconsin shares in this mission, striving to be a leader both on campus and in the greater Madison community. Our chapter also prides itself in a strong brotherhood, rooted in a commitment to creating lifelong and rewarding friendships. With a common energy and a common purpose, the Alpha Pi chapter of Beta Theta Pi unites young men in the goal of becoming leaders for tomorrow.
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 153 Philanthropy: BetaWatch Chapter GPA: "MEN OF PRINCIPLE FOR 3.57 PRINCIPLED LIFE" Colors: Delicate shades of pink and blue
New Member Dues: $650/semester Live In Cost: $800/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
CHI PSI • 150 IOTA CT @UWLODGE -- WISCONSINLODGE.ORG
chi psi ΧΨ LODGE
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 110 Philanthropy: Iota Open Chapter GPA: 3.59 Colors: Royal Purple and Gold
Alpha Iota of Chi Psi, more commonly known on campus as ‘The Lodge’, has grown into one of the premier fraternities at the University of Wisconsin. One of the longest continuously active fraternities on campus, the Lodge has become a staple of the University and the city of Madison since its founding in 1878. Generations of men look back at their experiences at 150 Iota Ct. as some of the most memorable times in their lives. We at the Lodge continually strive for development and enrichment in our active membership even today, instilling the feelings and traditions of previous members in our current active body.
New Member Dues: $700/semester Live In Cost: $2800/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
DELTA CHI • 121 LANGDON ST @DELTACHIWISCO -- WISCODX.COM
Delta chi DCHI
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 67 Philanthropy: Jimmy V Foundation Chapter GPA: 3.65 Colors: Red Buff
Delta Chi is a national social fraternity of law heritage founded at Cornell University in 1890. The UW Madison chapter was founded in 1921, rechartered in 2013, and has flourished ever since. Our chapter is strongly focused on academics and brotherhood, with something fun always going on at the house. We are also active in philanthropy, raising money for the Jimmy V Foundation and working with other chapters on campus during HUMO. Our members work hard to "promote friendship, develop character, and advance justice" as written in our constitution. New Member Dues: $445/semester
"LA W S "
Live In Cost: $600-700/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
DELTA SIGMA PHI @DELTASIGMAPHIWISCONSIN -- DELTASIG.ORG
delta sigma phi DELTA SIG
Delta Sigma Phi is a national fraternity that was founded at the City College of New York in 1899. The Alpha Kappa Chapter of DSP at The University of WisconsinMadison is a chapter that started last April. Since this is a new chapter we're starting from scratch which allows our members to cultivate their ideal fraternity experience. Our mission is to "empower and encourage our members to become Better Men – men of courage, men of
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 8 Philanthropy: TBD Chapter GPA: N/A Colors: Nile Green, and white
Delta Sigma Phi is one our newest chapters
New Member Dues: $360/semester
"BETTER MEN, BETTER LIVES"
Live In Cost: N/A Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: N/A
DELTA TAU DELTA •12 LANGDON ST @WISCDELTS --WISCDELTS.COM
delta tau delta DELT
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 130 Philanthropy: Delt Lūʻau Chapter GPA: 3.5 Colors: Purple and Gold
Delta Tau Delta, Beta Gamma Chapter was founded in 1888. Since then, Delt has been one of the leading all around fraternities at the University of Wisconsin. Recently, we were recognized as being one of the top 10 chapters of Delta Tau Delta in 2007 and top 20 in 2020. Like all other Delt chapters, we are partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and run frequent philanthropic events to raise funds for their cause. From business students, to engineers and philosophy majors, our house is home to varied and significant achievements. By recruiting high quality men, we are looking to continue our tradition of being a diverse and outstanding organization.
New Member Dues: $700/semester Live In Cost: $800/month
"LABOR FOR THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE GOOD"
Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
DELTA THETA SIGMA • 252 LANGDON ST @GAMMA_DTS -- DTSFRATERNITY.ORG
delta tHEta sigma DTS
Delta Theta Sigma-Gamma Chapter is a socialprofessional fraternity, founded here in 1928. We have historic roots in agriculture, which have grown into a diverse organization encompassing many majors such as engineering, music, math, and many more. Our local chapter here at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Gamma Chapter began in 1928. In the decades to follow, DTS became home to scores of accomplished men and women, including Conrad Elvjehm who identified Niacin and later became president of the University. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 20 Philanthropy: Adopt-a-Highway Chapter GPA: 3.36 Colors: Crimson and Cream
New Member Dues:
"KNOWLEDGE AND BROTHERHOOD IN A BOND OF UNION"
$250/semester Live In Cost: $350/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
DELTA UPSILON • 644 N. FRANCES ST @UWDELTAU -- DELTAU.ORG
delta upsilon DU
Delta Upsilon is a national fraternity founded in 1834. It was the first non-secret student organization and has grown to have 67 Chapters around the United States. We believe that if we want our brothers to live our mission of Building Better Men and by our founding values and principles, why would we keep any of that a secret? In Delta Upsilon, you are able to tell the world exactly what your membership means, then prove it through your actions.
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 100 Philanthropy: Barrel Bag Fundraiser Chapter GPA: 3.38 Colors: Sapphire Blue Old Gold
"JUSTICE OUR FOUNDATION"
New Member Dues: $925/semester Live In Cost: $5000/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
PHI DELTA THETA • 237 LANGDON STREET @PHIDELTUW -- PHIDELTATHETA.ORG
phi delta theta PHI DELT
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 120 Philanthropy: Alumni Golf Tournament Chapter GPA: 3.33 Colors: Sapphire Blue Old Gold
Phi Delta Theta was built on three pillars that haven’t budged an inch since the Fraternity was founded by “The Immortal Six” way back in 1848 at Miami University. The pillars are: 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. Shortened, we refer to the principles as friendship, sound learning and rectitude. Helping every individual to meet his true potential is the bedrock of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. By celebrating each person’s true self, and by learning from each other’s strengths while helping to improve each other’s weaknesses, every member of Phi Delta Theta develops into a greater version of himself than he could ever on his own. Rather than try to find young men to “mold” into some ideal, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and, through encouragement, values, example and brotherhood, empower every brother to exceed his personal expectations.
"BECOME THE GREATEST VERSION OF YOURSELF"
New Member Dues: $575/semester Live In Cost: $3500/semester
Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
PHI GAMMA DELTA • 17 LANGDON ST @UW_PHIGAM -- UWMADISONFIJI.COM
phi gamma delta FIJI
Phi Gamma Delta, commonly known as Fiji, is an international fraternity with more than 144 active chapters and 10 colonies across the United States and Canada. Phi Gamma Delta unites men in enduring friendships, stimulates the pursuit of knowledge, and builds courageous leaders who serve the world with the best that is in them.
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 170 Philanthropy: Islander Chapter GPA: 3.51 Colors: Royal Purple White
New Member Dues: $300/semester
"FRIENDSHIP, THE SWEETEST INFLUENCE"
Live In Cost: $700/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
PHI KAPPA SIGMA • 260 LANGDON ST @PHIKAPPASIGMAUW -- PKS.ORG
phi kappa sigma PHI KAPS
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 22 Philanthropy: Toss for a Cure Chapter GPA: 3.15 Colors: Black Old Gold
Phi Kappa Sigma looks for those who are dedicated to improving themselves and the community through an enriching experience in academics, service, and leadership. Our mission: "We exist to integrate scholastic excellence; community enrichment; and principled, effective leadership among reputable men. Through both fellowship and fraternity, our members persistently endeavor towards their individual and collective aspirations. Ultimately, we recruit, develop, and yield 'Men of Honor'. New Member Dues: $435/semester
"BROTHERHOOD IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP"
Live In Cost: $3000/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
PHI KAPPA TAU • 234 LANGDON ST @WISCONSINPHITAU -- PHIKAPPATAU.ORG
phi kappa tau PHI TAU
Phi Kappa Tau is a national fraternity founded in 1906 in Oxford, Ohio. Since its initial founding, PKT has helped develop over 100,000 men of character into men of distinction. The Omega colony of PKT at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is comprised of a variety of students who have engaged in a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 22 Philanthropy: Phi Taucos Chapter GPA: 3.23 Colors: Harvard Red and Old Gold
New Member Dues: $200/semester Live In Cost: $3000/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
PHI KAPPA THETA • 15 S CHARTER ST @MADISONPHIKAPS -- MADISONPKT.COM
phi kappa theta PKT
Phi Kappa Theta is a national fraternity of Catholic heritage founded in 1889. The chapter of Phi Kappa Theta at the University of Wisconsin- Madison is a social fraternity rooted in the Catholic faith. Our mission is to actively develops men to be effective leaders who passionately serve, society, Fraternity and God. This mission is the root of our fraternity along with our vision, "Give, expecting nothing thereof." Chapter Size (Spring '21): 35-45 Philanthropy: Phi Kappa Theta Phish Phry Chapter GPA: 3.4 Colors: Cardinal Purple Gold White
"GIVE, EXPECTING NOTHING THEREOF"
New Member Dues: $420/semester Live In Cost: $1800/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
PI KAPPA ALPHA • 221 LANGDON ST @WISCONSINPIKES -- PIKES.ORG
pi kappa alpha PIKE
Pi Kappa Alpha is a national fraternity that was founded in March of 1868. The Beta Xi chapter at the University of Wisconsin has been around for over a decade and has continued to grow and flourish over the years. Our mission "Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience," demonstrates our goals as a fraternity and is what we aim to accomplish as brothers. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 135 Philanthropy: Pike Hollywood Chapter GPA: 3.46 Colors: Garnet and Gold
New Member Dues:
"SCHOLARS, LEADERS, ATHLETES, AND GENTLEMEN"
$700/semester Live In Cost: $999/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
PI KAPPA PHI • 135 LANGDON ST @PIKAPPAPHIUW -- PIKAPP.ORG
pi kappa phi PI KAPP
Pi Kappa Phi is a leading national fraternity founded in 1904. The Kappa Lambda Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kapp) was founded here at UW-Madison in 2015 and has grown to include brothers from a variety of backgrounds and majors. We in Pi Kapp have a mission to create an uncommon and lifelong brotherhood that develops leaders and encourages service to others for the betterment of our communities. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 40 Philanthropy: March Mayhem Chapter GPA: 3.45 Colors: White and Gold, Auxiliary blue.
"EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS. UNCOMMON OPPORTUNITIES."
New Member Dues: $710/semester Live In Cost: $700-770/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
PI LAMBDA PHI • 132 N BREEZE TERRACE @PILAMOMEGA -- PILAMBDAPHI.ORG
pi lambda phi PI LAM
Pi Lambda Phi is a social fraternity that ever since it's founding in 1895, has been dedicated to freedom and equality for all men regardless of race, religion, or creed and has been on the forefront of pursuing those values among all fraternities.
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 28 Philanthropy: Elimination of Prejudice Chapter GPA: 3.31 Colors: Purple, Gold
"NOT FOUR YEARS BUT A LIFETIME"
New Member Dues: $350/semester Live In Cost: $700/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
PSI UPSILON • 248 LANGDON ST @WISCOPSIU -- PSIU.ORG
psi upsilon PSI U
Psi Upsilon was founded on November 24, 1833 by seven students at Union College, today over 45,000 members have been initiated into Psi U on 50 campuses in the United States and Canada promoting our values of Lifelong Friendship, Moral Leadership, Intellectual Engagement, Responsible Social Conduct, and Service to Society.
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 40 Philanthropy: Humorology Chapter GPA: 3.31 Colors: Garnet, Gold
" WE M A K E S T R O N G "
New Member Dues: $400/semester Live In Cost: $750/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON• 627 NORTH LAKE ST @SAE-WISCONSIN -- WIALPHA.ORG
sigma alpha epsilon SAE
SAE - Wisconsin Alpha is a social fraternity dedicated to promoting scholarship, community involvement and brotherhood in a fun and friendly atmosphere in the heart of campus.
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 200 Philanthropy: Lily's Classic Chapter GPA: 3.48 Colors: Tyrian purple, Old gold
"THE TRUE GENTLEMEN" New Member Dues: $700/semester Live In Cost: $3300/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
SIGMA PHI • 106 N PROSPECT AVE @SIGMAPHIUW -- SIGMAPHI.ORG
sigma phi SIG PHI
Founded in 1827, the Sigma Phi Society is currently the longest running social fraternity in the United States. The Alpha chapter at UW-Madison currently lives at the Harold C. Bradley House, a National Historical Landmark. The brothers of the Sigma Phi focus on its three pillars to build brotherhood and deeper connections with each of its members. Known as the "Gentlemen on the Hill", the brothers welcome all those who wish to become a member. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 25 Philanthropy: Humorology and Facultea Chapter GPA: 3.31 Colors: King blue, Gold
"TO BETTER THE MAN"
New Member Dues: $100/semester Live In Cost: $2600/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
SIGMA PI • 139 LANGDON STREET @SIGMAPIUW -- SIGMAPI.ORG
sigma pi We at Sigma Pi are focused on brotherhood, scholarship, and chivalry. Our mission is, "To inspire, promote, and support the lifelong development of our brothers". The Tau chapter here at UW-Madison is comprised of brothers from all around the country studying all sorts of majors; however, we all share one common interestbrotherhood. We are A Quest for Excellence and strive to be our best every day. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 40 Philanthropy: Amazing Day Foundation and Highway Cleanup Chapter GPA: 3.15 Colors: Lavender White Auxiliary, Gold
New Member Dues: $400/semester Live In Cost: $700/month Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
SIGMA TAU GAMMA • 18 S BASSETT ST @SIGTAUWISCONSIN -- SIGTAU.ORG
sigma tau gamma SIG TAU
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 8 Philanthropy: Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Chapter GPA: 3.41 Colors: Azure Blue, White
Sigma Tau Gamma enjoys a rich heritage, dating back to our founding on June 28, 1920 at what is now known as the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. Our longevity is attributable, in great measure, to the dedication and vision of generations of men who have come before us. These men worked to ensure that you would be given the opportunity they enjoyed – to become part of a noble and courageous generation of men.
Sigma Tau Gamma is one our newest chapters
New Member Dues: $550/semester Live In Cost:
"A PATH OF PRINCIPLES"
N/A Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
TAU KAPPA EPSILON • 216 LANGDON ST @TKE_UW -- WISTKE.ORG
tau kappa epsilon TKE
Tau Kappa Epsilon is a national fraternity founded in 1899. We were founded on the mission to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. The Lambda chapter is comprised of over 120 active members with another 1,000+ of dedicated alumni. We pride ourselves on academic success, brotherhood, and philanthropy as we annually raise at least $30,000 for St. Judes Children's Hospital. We strive daily to develop our brothers as both individuals and professionals. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 132 Philanthropy: TKE Week for St. Jude's Chapter GPA: 3.4 Colors: Cherry Red, Battleship Gray
"TO AID MEN IN THEIR MENTAL, MORAL, AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR LIFE "
New Member Dues: $850/semester Live In Cost: $2750/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
THETA DELTA CHI • 144 LANGDON ST @TDXWISCO -- UWTDX.COM
theta delta chi TDX
Theta Delta Chi is a national fraternity founded in 1847. The Sigma Deuteron charge of TDX at UW-Madison is a social fraternity composed of students who share a common interest. Our mission statement, "Through scholarship, leadership and responsible social lives, the brothers of Theta Delta Chi prepare each other to thrive in a changing world,” highlights the goals as a fraternity. To the old lady! Chapter Size (Spring '21): 72 Philanthropy: The Dougie Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism Chapter GPA: 3.37 Colors: Black, White, Blue
"OUR HEARTS ARE UNITED"
New Member Dues: $650/semester Live In Cost: $6000-9000/semester Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: No
TRIANGLE • 148 N BREESE TERRACE @WISCOTRIANGLE -- WIS.TRIANGLE.ORG
triangle TRIANGLE Triangle is a social fraternity exclusively for Engineers, Architects and Scientists. Our purpose is to develop balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships and lead lives of integrity. We offer countless leadership opportunities, avenues for community service, scholarships and much, much more. Triangle, thus, provides a bridge between academic life and a career, as well as a foundation for success in the years after college. Chapter Size (Spring '21): 42 Philanthropy: Dog Days Chapter GPA: 3.24 Colors: Old Rose Gray
New Member Dues: $340/semester
"BUILDING BETTER MEN"
Live In Cost: $1700/semester Payment Plan: No Live-In Requirement: No
ZETA BETA TAU • 233 LANGDON ST @ZBTUW -- ZBTUW.COM
zeta beta tau ZBT
The mission of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (ZBT) is to foster and develop in its membership the tenets of its Credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love, in order to prepare its brothers for positions of leadership and service within their communities.
Chapter Size (Spring '21): 120 Philanthropy: ZBTahiti Chapter GPA: 3.48 Colors: Medium Blue, White
"BROTHERHOOD FOR A LIFETIME"
New Member Dues: $850/semester Live In Cost: $900/chapter Payment Plan: Yes Live-In Requirement: Yes
Unrecognized Groups An “unrecognized” fraternity is one that chooses to exist “off-campus” after the organization had their recognition revoked by the institution or national organization for various reasons, including such things as hazing, alcohol and drug abuse, risk management violations, and failure to comply with University policies and expectations. Unrecognized groups do not follow University of Wisconsin – Madison or the Interfraterinty council policies and regulations or the requirements and policies of their governing council. In many cases, these organizations seem to operate like recognized organizations, but they are NOT affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. These organizations do not have any of the privileges recognized organizations have earned. The University recommends that students not join or participate in any sponsored activity by the listed groups. It is important to understand that if you choose to become a part of an unrecognized organization you will never be recognized by the university. If a student chooses to join an unregistered organization, the University cannot and will not support this choice.
Current unrecognized fraternity groups: Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity Theta Chi Fraterinty Chi Phi Fraternity (200) Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity
Sigma Chi Fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Frequently Asked Questions When is recruitment? The primary recruitment period start date is determined by the IFC VP of Recruitment and usually falls in the first two weeks of school for both the spring and fall semesters. Some organizations will continue throughout the semester until the last couple of weeks of classes. Stay up to date on on recruitment information and dates at ifcuw.com.
What does the bid process look like? The primary recruitment period start date is determined by the IFC VP of Recruitment and usually falls in the first two weeks of school for both the spring and fall semesters. Some organizations will continue throughout the semester until the last couple of weeks of classes. Stay update on dates at ifcuw.com.
Is there a difference between spring or fall recruitment? There are no major differences between spring and fall recruitment except for the semester it occurs. Both occur in the first two weeks of their respective semesters.
I am a sophomore, can I still go through recruitment? Freshmen through seniors are eligible to go through recruitment, with freshmen and sophomores being the most common. Regardless of the entry year, the experience will be the same.
How can I learn more about the individual chapters/Where can I find IFC and chapter recruitment events and details? Visit the chapters’ social media pages to receive more information about their respective recruitment schedules.
Who should I contact if I am interested in joining a specific organization? Recruitment chairs are the best members to contact in chapters that you are interested in. Information to do so can be found through chapters instagrams as well as through the IFC Recruitment Canvas Course.
Do I have to live in the fraternity house in order to join? This varies from chapter to chapter and is something that you can see on their individual lookbook pages as well as ask active members throughout recruitment or via other contact methods.
Frequently Asked Questions What is the IFC Canvas Course? The IFC Canvas Course is a course that you can enroll in and appears on your Canvas home page with information regarding all the IFC chapters involved in recruitment as well as the structure of the process and everything else recruitment related
What is CampusDirector? CampusDirector is a website that all PNMs are required to register for that allows all IFC chapters to have access to their contact information for individual chapters to reach out to you and for the VP of Recruitment to provide updates and information regarding recruitment. CampusDirector is also used to extend bids to all PNMs and where you would accept a bid to join an IFC chapter.
Will I have enough time to maintain my grades, hold down a job and be involved in other organizations, if I join a fraternity? Being a member of a fraternity is a commitment, but it should not prevent you from having a job or being involved in other organizations. Fraternity men are some of the most involved and high-achieving individuals on campus, from service to professional development to academic organizations. Academic achievement is a major focus for all chapters on campus for both new members and active students. Every chapter has a scholarship chair, who assists in creating academic plans for new members. Fall 2021 IFC Average GPA - 3.428. Spring 2021 IFC Average GPA - TBD
Are there any scholarship opportunities for membership dues? IFC awards 5 individual scholarship awards every semester. There are four $250 high honors scholarships available for each grade level and one $500 first generation college student scholarship. Many chapters and their national organizations also award yearly scholarships.
If I choose to resign my membership, can I join another IFC fraternity? IFC awards 5 individual scholarship awards every semester. There are four $250 high honors scholarships available for each grade level and one $500 first generation college student scholarship. Many chapters and their national organizations also award yearly scholarships.
What is the Fraternity and Sorority Life Fee The FSL Community Contribution Fee or Greek Fee is a $30 fee that will be applied to undergraduates participating in Fraternity & Sorority Life each semester. The FSL Fee was introduced at the beginning of Fall 2020. The fee is added to student accounts at the beginning of the semester and is looped into your overall student tuition and fees. A waiver process is in place to assist those students who may have financial insecurity or be on campus as part of certain scholarship programs.
Greek alphabet A Alpha Β Beta Γ Gamma Δ Delta E Epsilon Z Zeta
N Nu O Omicron Π Pi P Rho Σ Sigma
T Tau Y Upsilon Φ Phi
E Eta Iota
K Kappa M Mu
Ψ Psi Ω Omega
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Idenity Centers Multicultural Student Center Phone: 608-262-4503 firstname.lastname@example.org Black Cultural Center Phone: 608-262-2014 email@example.com Gender & Sexuality Campus Center Phone: 608-265-3344 Igbt@studentlife.wisc.edu
Dean of Students Office: 608-263-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Fraterinty & Sorority Life: 608-263-3256 or email@example.com
UW-Madison Interfraterinty Council
This booklet provides an overview of IFC community and council for potential new member, parents and more.