Interfraternity Council

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“Hello Lakers!

Congratulations on your first steps to becoming a member of the Greek community at Grand Valley State University.

Joining a Fraternity gives you the opportunity to meet lifelong friends, connect with professional and career opportunities, and gain leadership and professional skills you will carry with you past your time here at Grand Valley. The Interfraternity Council at Grand Valley is composed of high-achieving scholars, innovators, activists, and leaders in the campus and surrounding community.

As you embark on your own fraternal experience, I am certain you will find our community will offer you the environment to foster yourself in all areas of personal and professional growth. On your journey exploring the various chapters on campus, myself, along with the rest of the Interfraternity Council encourage you to remain true to yourself, and your values.

Explore many Fraternities and seek one that feels authentic to who you are and see yourself becoming. Do not change who you know you are to fit the stereotypical idea of a Fraternity member. Membership and Brotherhood are lifelong commitments and a very intrinsic, personal choice, so take the much-deserved time to ponder over what you wish to achieve.

I remember when I myself was in your shoes and the place you are now. Reflecting back on my time as a Fraternity member, I am ecstatic to be a part of your journey and impact you leave in the Greek community, and as a Laker.

Interfraternally,

Eldon Pearson
2021 Interfraternity Council President

Welcome to the Greek community here at Grand Valley State University!

Becoming a member of a fraternity can open the door to many opportunities. I’m thrilled to have you have the opportunity to join one of our member’s organizations and the rest of the Inter-Fraternity Council.

My advice for someone interested in joining a fraternity is to never turn down an opportunity to meet multiple fraternities, even if you don’t think you will end up joining that organization. As you embark on this journey, fraternities a lot have to offer for you.

I’m confident that you will be able to find the right within our community.

Interfarternally, 

Anthony Cellentani
Vice President of Recruitment

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Important Recruitment Dates

Convocation- August 27

Classes begin - August 30

Fraternity & Sorority Life Welcome Week - August 30 - September 3 *Come meet the community*

Labor Day Recess - September 5-6

Rush Orientation Nights - September 8 - 12 *Potential New Members Must Attend (1) Rush Orientation* 

Chapter Sponsored Events - September 13 - 19 *Attend as many as possible*

Bid Handout Day - September 20

24hr Day of No Contact - September 21

Bid Day - September 22

***Due to COVID-19 restrictions in-person recruitment events will be determined by university guidelines***

Register for Fall IFC Recruitment

List Of Interfraternity Council Fraternities


Alpha Epsilon Pi - Delta Gamma Chapter

Founded at New York University in 1913 by Charles C. Moskowitz. The fraternity has more than 186 active chapters across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Australia, and Israel, and has initiated more than 102,000 members. Although the fraternity is based upon Jewish principles, it is non-discriminatory and is open to all who are willing to espouse its purpose and values.

Founded Nationally: November 7th, 1913

Founded at GVSU: December 12th, 2018


Alpha Tau Omega - Kappa Lambda Chapter

Founded at the Virginia Military Institute in 1865, Alpha Tau Omega or "ATO" for short, has 250 active and inactive chapters and colonies. Nationally, ATO has initiated over 250,000 members since their founding. 

Founded Nationally: September 11th, 1865

Founded at GVSU: September 26th, 2009


Delta Sigma Phi - Epsilon Tau Chapter

Founded at City College of New York in 1899, Delta Sigma Phi or "Delt Sig" for short, has 105 active chapters. Nationally, Delta Sigma Phi has initiated over 120,000 members. 

Founded Nationally: December 10th, 1899 

Founded at GVSU: May 1st, 1971


Delta Tau Delta - Iota Upsilon Chapter

Founded at Bethany College in 1858, Delta Tau Delta or "Delt" for short, has 133 active chapters. Nationally, Delta Tau Delta has initiated over 170,000 members. 

Founded Nationally: January 1st, 1858 

Founded at GVSU: April 13th, 2013


Pi Kappa Phi - Epsilon Beta Chapter

Pi Kappa Phi is a national men's fraternity founded on leadership in 1904 at College of Charleston. Who are now 120,000 strong, & on more than 187 campuses.

Founded Nationally: December 10th, 1904

Founded at GVSU: April 28th, 1979


Pi Lambda Phi - Michigan Beta Alpha Chapter

 Pi Lambda Phi is a social fraternity with 145 chapters (44 active chapters/colonies). The fraternity was founded in 1895 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Founded Nationally: March 21st, 1895 

Founded at GVSU: March 2020


Phi Gamma Delta - Gamma Rho Chapter

Founded at Jefferson College in 1848, Phi Gamma Delta or "FIJI" for short, has 158 active chapters. Nationally, FIJI has initiated over 170,000 members. 

Founded Nationally: May 1st, 1848

Founded at GVSU: October 22nd, 2016


Sigma Pi - Theta Rho Chapter

Founded at Vincennes University in 1897, Sigma Pi or "Sig Pi" for short, has 124 active chapters. Nationally, Sigma Pi has initiated over 100,000 members. 

Founded Nationally: February 26th, 1897 

Founded at GVSU:  February 26th, 2005


Theta Chi - Iota Gamma Chapter

Founded at Norwich University in 1856, Theta Chi has 153 active chapters. Nationally, Theta Chi has initiated over 184,000 members. 

Founded Nationally: April 10th, 1856

Founded at GVSU: April 29th, 2000

Fraternity & Sorority Life is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.