Kentucky IFC is excited and thankful that you are interested in learning more about how to join a fraternity. You may visit the chapter pages to learn about your choices of fraternities. In the below links you can select and learn about the basic recruitment information.
Recruitment Schedule Fall 2018
Recruitment Registration Open | May 1, 2018
Main Lawn Mingle | Sunday, Aug. 19 | 4 – 7 PM | Main Building Lawn
Meet men from fraternities at the University of Kentucky while getting food and playing lawn games.
Rock the Block: FSL Block Party | Monday, Aug. 20 | 3 – 5 PM | Student Center
Opportunity to meet members of all 50 fraternities and sororities at the University of Kentucky.
IFC Potential New Member (PNM) Interest Meetings (all men registering for recruitment must attend one meeting)
Tuesday, Aug. 21
Thursday, Aug. 23
Monday, Aug. 27
Tuesday, Aug. 28
Wednesday Sept. 5
Times and locations for meetings will vary. Please check your UK email for this information!
What to expect at interest meetings:
Information about expectations for IFC recruitment.
Who to contact if you need something or have questions.
Where to be and when.
IFC Informal Recruitment | Wednesday, Aug. 22 - Monday, Sept. 3
- Chapters will host events for potential new members to attend prior to formal recruitment starting at IFC Convocation.
PNMs will be contacted about events directly or via email/phone by IFC chapters.
There can be no promising of bids to join at these events, and the goal is to allow the chapters and PNMs more time to get to know one another.
Potential new members can go to as many of these events as they would like.
IFC Convocation 2018 (required for all men registering for recruitment) | Tuesday, Sept. 4 | 6 - 7 PM
Times and location for convocation will be sent to you once registered for recruitment. Please check your UK email for this information!
What to expect at Convocation:
Overview of open houses/formal chapter events.
Expectations of PNMs post-recruitment and during final rounds.
Chapter information—each chapter will be given one minute to present to the group of PNMs about their organization.
Meet the Chapters at White Hall Night
Wednesday, Aug. 29 – White Hall Night One | 7 - 10 PM
Thursday, Aug. 30 – White Hall Night Two | 7 - 10 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 4 – White Hall Night Three | 7 - 10 PM
Opportunities to meet all of the chapters and talk to the men in the organizations.
These sessions will help you meet chapters so you can then be invited to their Open Houses.
Make sure to sign in with each chapter you visit!
White Hall Nights take place in the White Hall Classroom Building.
Chapter Invitation Rounds: Open Houses
Thursday, Sept. 6 – Open Houses Night One | 7 - 10 PM
Friday, Sept. 7 – Open Houses Night Two | 7 - 10 PM
Chapters will directly invite potential new members to these rounds.
Events in this round of recruitment will take place at the chapter’s house or other location on campus.
Potential new members will be emailed, called, or text by members of the chapter to attend these events.
IFC Recruitment Registration Ends | Friday, Sept. 7 at 11 PM
Any PNM looking to accept a bid from an organization after the recruitment registration deadline can register beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10.
You must register yourself in the recruitment system to receive a bid.
All PNMs MUST be registered for recruitment by 11 PM to participate in fall bid day. No exceptions.
Bid Day | Saturday, Sept. 8 | 9 AM
Potential new members may receive multiple bids, and must choose one (1) organization that they would like to accept a bid of membership to join.
Potential new members receiving bids will be contacted directly by the chapters via phone no earlier than 9 AM.
What does it mean to join a Fraternity?
Joining a fraternity means joining a lifelong brotherhood of men who will drop what they are doing to be there for you in your time of need. Greek life at the University of Kentucky will not only bring your son into an organization of strong-willed men who will be lifelong brothers, but it also brings them into a strong community that they will be able to build relationships and foster friendships through. Members of our fraternities hold themselves to a level that must be earned by their members, not given to. Therefore, our fraternity men work hard to make sure they maintain strong academics, a good image with the community and active campus involvement. They not only work to better themselves, but also strive to better those around them by being an ever present support system. This is just a short synopsis of what joining a fraternity at the University of Kentucky will offer to your son. For more information regarding other policies related to fraternity life, please navigate one of the following links below.
In order to be eligible for Fraternity Recruitment the student must pay the $25 Recruitment Fee at the end of the registration form. The fee goes up to $30 on August 21. The individual chapters have varying dues and fees in accordance with their budgets that are established prior to the school year. For more information on individual chapter dues, please visit the chapter's biography page and contact either the President or Recruitment Chair as listed on their page.
Hazing Prevention Policy
The University of Kentucky's Hazing Prevention Policy (Administrative Regulation 6:10) defines hazing a (1) negligent or reckless in nature; (2) humiliating or endangers an individual; or (3) unreasonably interferes with scholastic or employment activities. In addition to the University policy, the Interfraternity Council includes hazing in its expectations about member safety and endorses the University policy.
For more information on the University of Kentucky's Hazing Policy and how to report hazing visit: www.stophazing.uky.edu. The goal of the hazing prevention policy is to support groups in creating safe and healthy environments for members that are hazing free. The policy includes protections for organizations and individuals who report hazing.
Please be sure to meet all eligibility requirements prior to recruitment.
Requirements are Bolded & Underlined
Register for Recruitment
In order to be eligible for Fraternity Recruitment the student must complete the online registration form. Visit here to register.
University of Kentucky Student
All men joining an IFC fraternity must be enrolled full time at the University of Kentucky (at the beginning of the semester). BCTC Students are not eligible to join.
University of Kentucky GPA: The minimum established UK GPA to participate in recruitment is a 2.5
If you do not have a University of Kentucky GPA:
Transfer Students: The minimum GPA for Transfer Students to participate in Fraternity Recruitment is a 2.5. This GPA will be considered if the student has taken at least 12 credit hours at any University.
*Please note that if you are transferring from multiple college institutions, we cannot combine GPAs so we will utilize the transcript with the most completed hours for your eligible GPA
New Students: The minimum High School GPA to participate in Fraternity Recruitment is a 2.7 (on a 4.0 unweighted scale, per University of Kentucky’s determination).
In order to be eligible for Fraternity Recruitment the student must pay the $25 Recruitment Fee at the end of the registration form. The fee goes up to $35 on August 21.
*Refunds can be given only for multiple registrations or academically ineligible students. It is the responsibility of the payer to contact our office (859-257-3151) to request a refund.
Attend Information Session
In order to be eligible for Fraternity Recruitment the student must attend one of the information sessions put on by the IFC throughout recruitment week. Visit here to see the updated schedule
If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may submit a written appeal to the IFC Executive Board, explaining your request for exemption. The information you will need is:
- A transcript showing improvement in last 2 years of high school (if applicable)
- Professional verification of special circumstance related to poor academics (if applicable)
- A personal letter
- explaining why you want to be a member of the IFC Community,
- why are you currently ineligible
- any significant challenge or change in your high school related to your academics
The IFC Executive Board determination on the appeal will be final. Please email the appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org