Interfraternity Council

The Delta State Interfraternity Council (IFC) 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. Here at Delta State, we have four established fraternities on the IFC which participate in Recruitment. The Council is composed of delegates from each fraternity who serve as executive officers and committee members.


About the Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body of the four fraternities at DSU. Every man who joins an IFC member group is a member of IFC. Every group has a representative or chapter delegate who attends meetings of the IFC. These individuals are the communication link between the IFC and their chapters. The IFC provides opportunities for interaction among fraternities with events that promote four areas: Scholarship, Leadership, Social, and Philanthropy.

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 typically 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.

North-American Interfraternity Conference

The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), founded in 1909, is the trade association representing 69 International and National Men’s Fraternities. The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions, and is the umbrella organization in which the Delta State University IFC is a charter member.

The NIC represents a diverse range of inter/national men’s fraternities, including historically black, multicultural and emerging organizations. The Conference is governed by its Constitution and Bylaws, which are routinely reviewed and updated to best meet the needs of NIC members and to provide effective and efficient governance mechanisms for the Conference. The NIC’s member fraternities also a set of Standards that each member fraternity upholds, and Position Statements that guide the membership’s position on critical issues within fraternity life.

Our Chapters

Kappa Alpha Order

Founded: Washington and Lee University – December 21, 1865
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

Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy

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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

Philanthropy: Military Heroes Campaign

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Pi Kappa Alpha

Founded: University of Virginia – March 1, 1868
DSU Founding: December 15, 1963
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.”

Philanthropy: Ryan Gibson Foundation for Fighting Leukemia and Cycle for Life

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National Website     |     National Instagram


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

Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network

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Formal Recruitment

IFC Formal Recruitment Week is a one week program, typically held in the fall semester, 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 significance of fraternity life and the honor and brotherhood that comes with it.

 

Formal Registration Fee…

Men interested in Formal Recruitment 2020 must register by selecting the “Registration Now” button at the bottom of this webpage.

For more information, contact IFC by email at DSU.IFC@gmail.com or by phone at 662-846-4666.

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Informal Recruitment

The fraternities at Delta State will offer you programs that will help you grow and mature academically, physically, socially and spiritually. You will learn much and be exposed to new experiences that will well prepare you for the post-college years. You can learn more about the IFC’s four nationally recognized chapters by participating in our fall or spring recruitment program. The fraternity experience is a challenging and rewarding one. Fraternity life allows you to become an integral, contributing part of both the campus community and a University tradition.  We are confident you will find a fraternity that shares your ideals and values.  There is truly a fraternity for everyone at DSU.

Informal Recruitment (IR) is open throughout the academic year. Bid Signing dates are set and adjusted by the IFC.

Informal Registration Fee…

Men interested in Informal Recruitment must pay a $20 Open Bidding Fee. The registration fee must be paid before or during the Bid Signing, and may be case, check or money order made payable to the “DSU Interfraternity Council”.

For more information, contact IFC by email at DSU.IFC@gmail.com or by phone at 662-846-4666.


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.

Any regularly enrolled male 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.

For more information on Recruitment, Formal or Informal, and Being a New Member, contact IFC by email at DSU.IFC@gmail.com or by phone at 662-846-4666.

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Awards

During Greek Week, typically held in the spring semester of each academic year, the Greek Councils celebrate their achievements by hosting a Greek Awards ceremony. The Interfraternity Council awards chapters based on a combination of application, nomination, and secret ballot voting.

Highest Overall GPA

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2016-2017

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2015-2016

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2014-2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2013-2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2012-2013

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2011-2012

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2010-2011

Kappa Alpha Order, 2009-2010

Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Program

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2016-2017

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2015-2016

Kappa Alpha Order, 2014-2015

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2013-2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2012-2013

Kappa Alpha Order, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2011-2012

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, 2010-2011

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2009-2010

Educational Programming

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2016-2017

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2015-2016

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2014-2015

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2013-2014

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2012-2013

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2011-2012

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2010-2011

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2009-2010

Community Involvement

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2016-2017

Kappa Sigma,2015-2016

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2014-2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2013-2014

Kappa Alpha Order and Pi Kappa Alpha, 2012-2013

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2011-2012

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2010-2011

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2009-2010

IFC Greek Man of the Year

Jean Columbus “JC” Blackmon (Pi Kappa Alpha), 2016-2017

Drake Mobley (Pi Kappa Alpha), 2015-2016

Mikel Sykes (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) 2014-2015

Matt DePhillips (Kappa Sigma), 2013-2014

Anderson Brown (Pi Kappa Alpha), 2012-2013

Michael Oleis (Kappa Alpha Order), 2011-2012

Paul Sabbatini (Pi Kappa Alpha), 2010-2011

Deniger Cobb (Pi Kappa Alpha), 2009-2010

H. L. Nowell for Chapter Excellence

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2016-2017

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2015-2016

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2014-2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2013-2014

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2012-2013

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2011-2012

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2010-2011

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2009-2010

IFC awards no longer given are below.

New Member Retention Award

Pi Kappa Alpha, 2010-2011