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Interfraternity Council

The Delta State Interfraternity Council is composed of Greek men interested in strengthening the bonds among fraternities. Its purpose is to advance the better interests of the social fraternities at Delta State University in connection with the general welfare of the student body and the university as a whole. The primary goal of IFC is to promote and portray the values of every chapters’ foundation and to promote excellent interfraternal spirit and support. The DSU Interfraternity Council is composed of delegates from each fraternity who serve as executive officers and committee members.

Here at Delta State, we have five established fraternities on the Interfraternity Council (IFC) which participate in Formal Recruitment and three National Pan-Hellenic Conference (NPHC) fraternities which also conduct the Membership Recruitment activities during the school year. Each one of these fraternities is unique in its own way and has much to offer you. We encourage you to attend Formal Recruitment with an open mind, get acquainted with the fraternity men, and decide for yourself which group is the best for you.


About the Interfraternity Council

Being a New Member

This is the time between when a man joins a fraternity and his initiation into that fraternity. Each fraternity has a new member education experience that can last from about 6 to 8 weeks to a whole semester, depending on the individual chapter, the national organization, and other Greek organizations at Delta State. This is a time in a man’s life when lifelong friends are made and when some of the most memorable moments of your college career take place. Being a new member gets you involved in campus activities quickly by participating in many events that the campus holds. New member classes usually meet one night each week to discuss the activities of the upcoming week and learn about the fraternity joined. Most fraternities establish special scholarship programs to assist members with their studies. Participation in service projects and social activities is also an important part of the semester’s activities.

Scholarship

DSU fraternity men take great pride in our level of scholarship achievement. Both the new member and the Interfraternity Council’s grade point average exceed the university’s all-men’s average. Fraternities place great emphasis on encouraging, developing  and monitoring academic progress.

Tutors, study programs, and other incentives provided by each chapter are indicative of this goal. Additionally, time management skills for fraternity men improve as they work to attain desired scholastic goals while meeting chapter responsibilities.

Leadership

Fraternity membership provides many opportunities for you to be involved in leadership roles. As a chapter officer or coordinator of a chapter event or community service project, you can further your leadership skills. Each chapter has committee structures that allow you to be involved in all operational aspects of the organization. Additionally, chapters provide educational programming in such areas as time management, leadership, diversity, communication, and overall health and well-being. Greeks also participate in university-wide leadership activities  Fraternity men can be found in the Student Government Association, Union Program Council, and many leadership and academic honor societies. Many other organizations have fraternity men as members and many of the organizations are lead by these men. Involvement and active participation in activities enable fraternity men to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the fast-paced job market of today.

Social

The Delta State University fraternity system provides a diverse selection of events to expose members to a wide variety of social programs and events. Formal, homecoming, Greek week, and chapter retreats all support the goal of bringing men together to develop the bonds of brotherhood. Development of values, traditions, and honor contribute to the Interfraternal commitment of social programs enabling personal development as well as development for each chapter as a whole. All fraternities maintain a responsible social policy promoting interfraternal standards for careful planning of safe social activities.

Philanthropy

Delta State Interfraternity Council chapters support a strong tradition of service to our campus, community, state, and nation. Each year fraternity men donate thousands of dollars and, more importantly, thousands of hours to various charities. Each fraternity focuses on national philanthropies, but all donate services to local agencies. Because of strength in numbers and organizational qualities found in fraternities, these men achieve great success in efforts to aid in the community.

Each fraternity has one major philanthropy they specialize in:

  • Kappa Alpha: Muscular Dystrophy
  • Kappa Sigma: Military Heroes Campaign
  • Phi Mu Alpha: Mills Music Mission
  • Pi Kappa Alpha: Ryan Gibson Foundation for Fighting Leukemia
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Children’s Miracle Network

Our Chapters

Kappa Alpha Emblem

Kappa Alpha

Founded: Washington and Lee University – December 21, 1965
Colors: Crimson Red and Old Gold
Flowers: Magnolia Blossom and Red Rose
Mascot: Lion
Symbol: Crimson Cross
Motto: “Diue et les dames” – For God and Womanhood

Chapter Facebook
National Website


Kappa Sigma Emblem

Kappa Sigma

Founded: Bologna, Italy – 1400
DSU Founding: January 11, 1975
Colors: Scarlet, White, and Emerald Green
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Motto: AEKDB
Open Motto: Bononia Docet

Chapter Facebook
National Website


Phi Mu Alpha

Founded: Boston Conservatory of Music, 1898
DSU Founding: May 23, 1960
Colors: Red, Black, and Gold
Flower: Chrysanthemum
Mascot: Mystic Cat

Chapter Facebook
Chapter Website
National Website


Pi Kappa Alpha Emblem

Pi Kappa Alpha

Founded: University of Virginia – March 1, 1868
DSU Founding: December 15, 19633
Colors: Garnet and Old Gold
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Mascot: Fireman
Symbol: Oak Tree, Shield, and Diamond
Vision Statement: ”To set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.”

Chapter Facebook
National Website


Sigma Alpha Epsilon Emblem

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Founded: University of Alabama — March 9, 1856
DSU Founding: 2012
Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
Flower: Violet
Mascot: Lion
Symbol: OPhoenix, Minerva, and Fleur-de-lis
Motto: Phi Alpha

Chapter Facebook​
National Website​

Recruitment Week

Fraternity Membership Recruitment Week is one week concentrating on potential members becoming acquainted with the individual fraternities and fraternity system as a whole. The week begins with a recruitment orientation meeting. At this meeting, the students participating in the week’s activities will be further instructed in what they should expect in the coming week.

Each following recruitment party will further educate the potential members about each fraternity. During these functions  potential members will talk and interact with fraternity members, and watch presentations on the individual fraternities’ activities and values  These will help the potential member see the importance of fraternity life and the honor and brotherhood that comes with it.

Any regularly enrolled man at Delta State University, who is neither on social nor scholastic probation and is properly registered for membership recruitment, is eligible for participation. Each individual fraternity has its own minimum scholastic requirements to consider in the selection process.

Remember, go into this process with an open mind and you will be amazed at all of the excellent choices you have within our fraternity system. Enjoy your Membership Recruitment Week!

Informal Recruitment is open the entire year.

Contact Us

IFC Advisor
Elsie Lynn Ervin
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs
Director of Student Life
Phone – (662) 846-4138
Fax – (662) 846-4662
elervin@deltastate.edu

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00pm Central Time
Closed on University holidays

IFC Mailing Address
Interfraternity Council
Delta State University
P.O. Box 3202
Cleveland, MS 38733

IFC Shipping Address
Interfraternity Council
Delta State University
Nowell Student Union Suite 200
1003 W. Sunflower Road
Cleveland, MS 38733

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