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Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) seeks to maintain fraternity life and interfraternity relations within the university; to further sound scholarship and intellectual accomplishment; and to cooperate with the university's administration in the maintenance of high social standards. The council is composed of three delegates from each chapter of the social fraternities on campus: Alpha Tau Omega, Lambda Chi Alpha and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Each fall, the IFC will host Recruitment, the period when new students are first eligible to join one of the fraternities. Recruitment begins on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00pm with the IFC Open Party held at the Bowld Commons. The Recruitment schedule and rules are explained to all participants at this event and food is provided. Over the next week and a half, each fraternity hosts two parties for potential new members. In the first round of parties, open parties, all participants go to each house and meet the men who are a part of the fraternities on campus. The Open Parties are all on the same night beginning at 5:45pm on Thursday, September 5. You will have the opportunity to visit each house throughout the night.

The second round of events, preference parties, are invitation only events and specifically designed for those who are seriously considering membership in one or more of the organizations.

All male students are eligible to participate in Recruitment, but each fraternity requires members take a full-time load of hours and maintain a certain GPA to be initiated and remain active.

Participating in Recruitment in the fall carries with it no obligation to join any group. It is quite common for men to participate without having the intention to join any of the organizations; for them, recruitment is an opportunity to meet other students, enjoy themselves, and eat nice meals for a very low price (…in college, you are ALWAYS in search of cheap food). It is also not unusual for the same students to find themselves in a circle of new brothers when just a few days prior they thought the Greek system was probably not for them.

Sign up here for 2013 IFC (Men's Fraternity) Recruitment

Upcoming SGA Events
  • Apr 23, 2014 - SGA: Dr. Dub at Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.

    All students are welcome and encouraged to come hear Dr. Dub speak at SGA Student Senate meeting. Regular legislation will also be presented. Please note the change of location.
  • Apr 24 - Apr 28, 2014 - SGA: Class Officer Elections - 8:00 a.m.

    Cast your vote, online through the portal, for your SGA Executive Officers!
  • Apr 24, 2014 - SGA: Glow Run Sponsored by Sophomore Council - 8:00 p.m.

    All students are welcome to participate in a Glow Run sponsored by Sophomore Council. Sign up in front of the Brewer Dining Hall during lunch or email Holly Johnson at holly.johnson97@my.uu.edu.
  • Apr 26, 2014 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 26th, 2014. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple. For more information, please contact Mason English at mason.english@my.uu.edu.
  • May 7, 2014 - SGA: Student Senate Meeting - 9:30 p.m.
Upcoming Leadership Program Events
Upcoming SAC Events
  • Apr 26, 2014 - SGA & SAC: Cardinal Ball - 8:00 p.m.

    SGA and SAC invite all students to a campus wide formal on April 26th, 2014. The Cardinal Ball will be held at The New Southern Building in downtown Jackson at 118 E Baltimore Street. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. The event will run from 8:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. with music and entertainment on the first floor alongside refreshments and light snacks provided upstairs. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple. For more information, please contact Mason English at mason.english@my.uu.edu.
  • May 3, 2014 - SAC: Variety Show - more info - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 9, 2014 - SAC: Movie on the Lawn - 8:00 p.m.
Office Contact Information
  • Office phone: 731.661.5094 or 731.661.5244
  • Office fax: 731.661.5017
  • Mailing address:
    Campus Box 1806
    1050 Union University Drive
    Jackson, TN 38305