IFC Men’s Fraternity Recruitment

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Interfraternity Council Recruitment. Formal recruitment occurs each semester, however, the first opportunity for first-year students to join a fraternity will be spring 2020. Fall recruitment for returning and transfer students occurred September 10-15, 2019.

If you have any questions about fraternity recruitment, please contact Jordan King at jking37@elon.edu or 336-278-7214.

Eligibility Requirements

Elon University has a deferred joining policy for students interested in social fraternities or sororities. To be eligible to participate in recruitment/intake activities, students must:

  1. Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  2. Have earned at least 12 credits at Elon University or transferred to Elon with a minimum of 12 credit hours from another college or university.
  3. Be in good standing with the university (not on academic or disciplinary probation).
  4. Meet the minimum GPA requirements of the respective governing council or organization. The Interfraternity Council has determined that all undergraduate male students who have obtained at least a 2.800 cumulative grade point average as of the closing date of the registration process are eligible to register and participate in fraternity recruitment. There are no exceptions to the GPA requirement.
  5. Complete the registration online and pay the $35 recruitment registration fee (fee only applies to primary recruitment in spring). All participants are also required to attend IFC Recruitment Convocation, which will be the opening event of IFC recruitment. Details will be posted on this page once they are finalized by the IFC.

Recruitment Registration

Fall 2019 IFC Recruitment Registration is now closed. The registration deadline was Sunday, September 8th.

IFC recruitment is not limited to a student’s first year on campus, and the Interfraternity Council encourages all men whose GPA is below a 2.800 who wish to join a fraternity to consider increasing their overall GPA and participating future fall or spring recruitment.

Statement on Unrecognized Organizations

Kappa Sigma – The fraternity’s charter was revoked by the Kappa Sigma International Headquarters in Fall 2019. The fraternity had been found responsible for multiple Elon Honor Code violations, including incidents of disorderly conduct, unauthorized use of alcohol, compromising the well-being and academics of new members, and destruction and defacing of property. Kappa Sigma is not currently recognized by Elon University as a registered student organization. They are unable to function as an organization, recruit new members, or participate in community activities of any kind.

Lambda Chi Alpha – The fraternity was found responsible for significant violations of the Elon Honor Code and was suspended in Fall 2017. Lambda Chi Alpha is not currently recognized by Elon University as a registered student organization. They are unable to function as an organization, recruit new members, or participate in community activities of any kind.

“Old Pi Kapp” – Pi Kappa Phi was suspended in Spring 2015, but was reestablished as a recognized fraternity, with International Organization support, in Spring 2018 with an entirely new group of students. Some students from the original group may still be associating and recruiting members as an unrecognized group, completely disassociated from Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. This group is sometimes referred to as “Old Pi Kapp,” and is not a recognized organization at Elon University. They are unable to function as an organization, recruit new members, or participate in community activities of any kind.

Alpha Epsilon Pi – The fraternity is recognized by the International Organization, but is not recognized by Elon University as a registered student organization.

For more information about these organizations contact Jordan King, Associate Director of Student Involvement, at jking37@elon.edu.