FALL 2017 RUSH DATES
Due to university closure and predicted weather from hurricane Irma for next week, we will be postponing Fall rush to Monday, September 18th through Wednesday, September 20th.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope everyone prepares accordingly for the hurricane. Stay tuned for further announcements and we look forward to seeing everyone once things clear up!
During Rush, potential new members will visit the houses they are interested in joining.
There will be buses provided running from Wescott to Heritage Grove.
In order to participate in FSU IFC Rush, one must register online and pay a $40 registration fee. Please register as soon as possible to avoid increased fee price and to be recognized as a potential new member. Registration link below:
RUSH RULES & GUIDLINES:
A bid is an invitation to join their Fraternity. You have THREE options when you receive a bid:
1. You can accept the bid. Your RUSH process is now over. You have decided to join this fraternity and you are not allowed to accept a bid from another fraternity. The fraternity that you accepted the bid from will give you further instructions.
2. You can sit on your bid. This is the most common choice during Rush week. This means that you can wait until the last day of Rush to accept the bid. This gives you time to go and check out other fraternities and see where you fit in the best. You are allowed to collect as many bids as you want, BUT YOU CAN ONLY ACCEPT ONE BID. If it is found out that you accepted bids from multiple fraternities, you will be asked to re-rush in the Fall.
3. You can decline your bid. You RUSH process will continue and you can go and check out other houses. If you have collected multiple bids, please inform the fraternities that you will be declining their bid.
Once you have accepted a bid from a fraternity, you MUST fill out our post-rush survey. You just have to enter your name, the fraternity you accepted your bid from, and your FSU Blackboard ID.
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At first glance, FSU can seem overwhelming with a population of more than 40,000 students. The Greek community gives students the chance to make a big campus feel small. When choosing a fraternity, you should look for a comfortable fit – a place where you share values and interests with the other members. By choosing to become a member of a Greek organization, you will meet people who grow to be your closest friends, those who will cheer you on when you are successful and will support you when the going gets tough. Greek organizations promote the development of close ties between members through living, studying, working, and having fun together.
Joining a fraternity at Florida State will give you a home away from home. As a member of a Greek organization, you will form meaningful connections and lifelong friendships with a diverse group of students who all share a common set of values and ideals.
Fraternities are learning laboratories that give students the opportunity to learn, test, and grow as they develop as individuals and as leaders. As student-run organizations, fraternities elect members to serve in positions ranging from Committee Chair to President.
Every fraternity believes in making a difference in the world, and members of the Florida State Greek community never stop giving back. Greek organizations at FSU host their own community service and philanthropic activities as well as participate in Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, and other major campus service events, devoting countless hours and millions of dollars to causes greater than
All members of fraternities share one commonality: they are students first. Greek organizations at Florida State consistently rank at or above the undergraduate grade point average, and many chapters host intentional programming geared at improving the scholastic performance of its members.
Each one of the fraternity chapters at FSU is a part of a larger national or international organization. This provides a unique opportunity to have a shared experience with members of the same organization across the country and even the world. The rituals are private ceremonies that are values-based, unique, and the same for every single member joining the organization.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can joining an IFC Fraternity help me succeed academically?Academic success is an important part of college life. One of the central purposes of fraternities is to promote academic excellence. Each organization requires a minimum grade point average to remain an active member of the chapter. All chapters emphasize the value of academic success and will help you succeed with scholarship programs, study halls, incentive programs, and study buddies.
Are IFC Fraternity Members involved on campus?
IFC Fraternities give members the opportunity to enhance and develop their leadership skills. Members of the Greek community are represented in most campus groups including Student Government Association, Student Alumni Association, Orientation Leaders, Dance Marathon, Homecoming and many more. As a chapter member, you will have the opportunity to become involved in a variety of leadership organizations.
Do IFC Fraternity Members participate in community service?
Every year Greek students give thousands of hours of service to the community. Members donate their time to projects such as: Habitat for Humanity, reading to underprivileged children, Adopt-A-Highway, and the Special Olympics. Greeks also sponsor fundraising activities for charitable organizations. Each fraternity chapter has its own national philanthropy, which it supports on an ongoing basis. Chapters have special events to raise money for their particular project. Some of the projects that chapters are involved with include raising money for research for the blind, children with terminal illnesses, awareness against driving under the influence, and victims of domestic violence.
Does being a member of an IFC Fraternity have benefits after graduation?
With the job market becoming increasingly competitive, a college degree no longer guarantees a successful career. What you know is now just as important as who you know. When someone joins a fraternity, they begin building relationships with the families and friends of those chapter members. Members are also introduced to alumni of their chapters all over the country. By joining a Greek letter organization, you can create an entire network of people, from which could possibly come a future employer, spouse, or lifelong friend.
What's the cost associated with joining an IFC Fraternity?
Joining a fraternity does carry a financial commitment. Each chapter is self-supporting through dues paid by members. When students join a Greek letter organization, they also agree to pay dues and to maintain membership. Although chapters may make accommodations for special needs, students should discuss the financial obligations with their family and chapter leaders before deciding to join.
For more information about the IFC Fraternities located here at The Florida State University, click here