The Interfraternity Council is changing processes under new leadership.
Levi Harrel, assistant director of student development, is now in charge of both Panhellenic and IFC affairs.
IFC is the umbrella organization for the campus fraternities. The Panhellenic Council is the sorority equivalent.
Formal recruitment and IFC outreach and advertising will change moving forward.
“Fraternity formal recruitment and sorority formal recruitment will actually be happening in conjunction,” Harrel said. “We really are adding quite a bit more structure to the IFC recruitment process. We’re also putting it right in the middle of Stars Week.”
IFC recruitment dates haven’t been consistent over the past years, Harrel said.
“Our hope is that by having it early in the semester, by having it at the exact same time as Panhellenic formal recruitment, that we’ll get the maximum number of interested young men who want to join a fraternity,” Harrel said.
Dates have not yet been set for formal recruitment. Panhellenic’s informal recruitment will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28.
Fraternities also will extend recruitment efforts in the spring, Harrel said.
“Although we are absolutely putting all of our time, efforts and energy into formal recruitment in the fall, students can also expect to see recruitment efforts from fraternities in the spring,” he said.
Officials also plan to expand the marketing campaign to incoming freshmen, said IFC President Blake Lemmons.
“In years past, we haven’t had postcards to send out to people,” Lemmons said. “Now part of the letters that go out to potential new members is going to be about male Greek Life so that they can see what’s going on and be more aware of it.”
IFC leadership will also be organized like Panhellenic leadership, meaning that positions rotate each year between fraternities.
New officers for the next year will be elected on individual dates within each fraternity. A member from each fraternity will serve on IFC in some way.
IFC officer positions include president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, and director of recruitment. IFC also has an executive committee, which is made up of the presidents for each fraternity.
Lambda Chi Alpha’s Trae Trousdale, education/history freshman, was elected to be the next IFC President.