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Welcome! The Interfraternity Council at the University of Pennsylvania is happy that you have taken the first steps towards becoming a member of the fraternity and sorority community. Fraternities at Penn comprise a wide array of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Check the Office of Fraternity and Sorority website for the most up to date information regarding recruitment.

Important information and dates for recruitment are listed below:

Thursday, January 17, 2019 & Friday, January 18, 2019

Chapter Houses or designated campus location.

IFC "Open Recruitment", is the time in which any interested students are free to visit the chapter houses of each organization across three prescribed time slots. Events will often have sign-in sheets for your name and contact information, so that groups are able to contact you for an invitation to Closed Recruitment.

Friday, January 18, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Houston 230 (Class of 49 Auditorium)
Formal Recruitment, which is the larger of the two recruitment "seasons" on campus, begins with the IFC expo, where students can gain exposure to different organizations and ask questions of the members who are tabling at the event.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Monday, January 28, 2019

Chapter Houses or designated location.

This stage of the process is approximately a week long, and is similar to Open Recruitment, only events are now by invitation only. Common events include restaurant or sports outings, ice-skating, game nights, or visits to venues like the Penn Museum. Some chapters will hold events every night of the week, while others will just have one or two. In either case, it's a great way to get to know the brothers of the chapter, and learn more about their organization.

Monday, January 28, 2019

In order to be eligible for membership, a candidate must:

  1. Be a full-time enrolled undergraduate student in good standing with the University of Pennsylvania
  2. Have at least 4.0 course units completed on their University of Pennsylvania transcript.
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.
  4. Must register on Campus Director or complete Aspirant Grade Verification Form within respective timelines.

Please note that individual chapters may impose additional academic requirements to the University standards listed above. 
Course credits and academic eligibility vary across undergraduate schools. If you are considering in participating in recruitment, we encourage you to speak with your academic advisor.

If you have any questions or are curious about any aspect of fraternities at Penn, then feel free to reach out to PennIFCRecruitment@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Best regards,
The Interfraternity Council at the University of Pennsylvania