Interfraternity Council Recruitment will take place once this year year - in the Fall Fall IFC Recruitment is available to upperclassmen and transfer students. To participate, all potential new members must have achieved at least a 2.75 GPA, have completed at least one semester at Villanova University or another college or university, if transferred (no less than 12 credit hours), and be in good disciplinary standing.
In the Fall 2017 semester, the recognized IFC chapters on Villanova’s campus were associated with several incidents of high-risk behavior. After further review, Villanova administrators determined that the high-risk behavior that was documented, stemmed directly from the new member process. As a result, and in effort to diagnose and treat the problem with the most care, Villanova administrators proactively postponed IFC spring recruitment to the fall 2018 semester.
Since the outset of the 2018 spring semester, many productive, meaningful conversations, between administrators, IFC Council, and IFC chapter presidents have occurred. From these conversations, a plan is proposed that will allow the possibility of chapters hosting recruitment events later this Spring with the goal of modeling the support and care for those around us, building the community to be a better version of itself. Villanova administrators seek to affirm the goal of a safe, healthy, alcohol-free recruitment process. The New Member Education period will remain delayed until the Fall 2018 semester.
To clarify, a new recruitment process will be available this semester to chapters that comply with the expectations set forth. Following recruitment, chapters that are in compliance will be able to extend offers of membership; however, only limited chapter activity with the new members will be permitted this semester, as approved by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. For example, new members will be permitted to participate in philanthropy events, but not in any social events.
Therefore, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Division of Student Life, the NIC and the IFC Council Executive Board are proposing a plan of action for the IFC chapters. This plan of action allows Villanova administrators and the IFC Council to guide the chapters through the recruitment process during the Spring 2018 semester, and to foster meaningful connections during the new member education process in the Fall 2018 semester. The chapters that are approved to participate in the Spring 2018 recruitment process are listed below, pending their compliance with this plan of action. These chapters are recognized and supported by both the University and the National Fraternity. Chapters who are not listed are not recognized by the University or the National Fraternity and should not be considered as an option for fraternity involvement.
Spring 2018 IFC Recruitment will officially begin on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 with a Kick-Off Orientation at 7:30pm in the Connelly Center Cinema. Attendance at the orientation is required for all men interested in joining an IFC chapter. At this event, the men will learn more about recruitment week, what to expect, and how the process works. If you are unable to attend this event because of class, or because of another circumstance, please email Connor Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org for an excused absence and to receive the information you will be missing.
If you are interested in participating in IFC recruitment, this is what you need to know:
To participate in a fraternal organization at Villanova, one must have completed at least the first semester of freshman year (at Villanova University or another institution of higher education) and achieved an overall GPA of no less than 2.75. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing with the university to be eligible to participate.
Most students become involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life because it provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, service, improved academic resources, community, and lifelong friendships. Becoming involved in the Villanova Fraternity and Sorority Life community is a positive experience that expands a Villanova student’s horizons and enables them to be involved in many facets of university life.
At Villanova, you will be faced with many great opportunities, and with that comes many, sometimes difficult, decisions. Making the decision to participate in fraternity recruitment can offer you the chance to meet and find a community of people that share your interests and values.
Fraternities and sororities can help you find your niche on campus, be your home away from home, offer resources to help you achieve academic goals, provide a network of connections during college and as an alumni, and give you a group of friends that will cheer you on when you're successful, and who will support you when the going gets tough.
Please note the Hazing Policy: Hazing, in any form, is strictly prohibited by Villanova University, the Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and Multicultural Greek Councils, and the local and inter/national offices of each recognized organization. New and active members should not tolerate such behavior, as it does not promote relationship-building and trust, and rather serves to break down morale and the notion of community upon which Villanova University was founded.
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