Info Sessions

The first info session will be Tuesday February 2 at 7pm in the Social Hall

The second info session be Saturday February at 3pm in Allison Great Hall .

You must attend an info session in order to participate in Rush week.

Exceptions or accommodations can be made on an individual basis. For any questions e-mail Sam Richards at richasam@dickinson.edu

Inclusivity Statement

The Dickinson College Inter-Fraternity Council believes that diversity and inclusion are an essential component to the continuation of a strong, praiseworthy, and robust Greek Community at Dickinson College. The IFC is deeply committed to building a community that is inclusive, understanding, and appreciative of the diversity within the Dickinson College student body and the world.

With this in mind, the Dickinson College Inter-Fraternity Council  strives to recruit any and all potential new members on an inclusive and non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other protected class (Non-discrimination Policy, Dickinson College, 2014).

IFC Anti-Hazing Pledge

 

Hazing is a violation of College policy and a criminal offense in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

 

Dickinson College defines hazing as any act that, as an explicit or implied condition for initiation to, admission into, affiliation with, acceptance in, or continued membership in a group or organization, could be seen by a reasonable person as endangering the physical well-being of an individual, as causing mental distress to an individual, or as being disruptive to the campus community, regardless of the individual’s willingness to participate. Such activities may include but are not limited to: the use of alcohol or other intoxicating substances; physical abuse in any form; sexual abuse or simulated sexual abuse; sexual harassment; the creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks or intimidation; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities; public wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which violate college policy.

 

In observation of the past wrongs and misbehavior of Fraternities and Fraternity Men of Dickinson College in regards to hazing, the Members of the Interfraternity Council and all Active Fraternity Men pledge to uphold the hazing policy of Dickinson College to the utmost of their ability and assist their Chapter Leaders, Interfraternity Council Officers, and Dickinson College Administrators in investigating any and all hazing allegations.

Notice

Please be aware that should you choose to join a fraternity that has been expelled, suspended or is otherwise not in good standing with or recognized by the college, there may be adverse consequences for you individually. The typical consequence for such membership or affiliation is suspension or expulsion from Dickinson College.

Benefits of Fraternity Membership

Lifelong Friends

Joining a fraternity is about making friends with guys who are just like you. They like to have fun, are serious about college, and want to succeed. Fraternity men are winners and are looking for guys like you. There is a fraternity for everybody!

Academic Support

You’ve got to succeed academically in order to be a good fraternity brother. Let the fraternity help you succeed. Older brothers serve as tutors and mentors for new members. Many fraternities offer scholarships to brothers who do well. No matter what your major, you can join a fraternity.

Leadership

Use the skills and talents you’ve developed by being a leader in a fraternity. You can find leadership opportunities from the beginning of your membership through your entire college experience. Many fraternities offer nationally recognized leadership programs that help give you an advantage over others. The diversity of each fraternity means that everyone is welcome.

Social Activities & Sports

Sitting alone in your room doesn’t lead to many lasting memories of college. There are a variety of social activities that fraternity men become involved in. Intramural sports are an important part of the fraternity experience. Whatever your skill, whatever your interest, there is a team for you to participate on. There are social activities for everyone, whether you prefer small groups or large crowds. These activities connect you to your fraternity, the Greek community, and the campus. Don’t make the assumption that social means alcohol. Social should be defined as interacting with a variety of people in unique settings.

A Network of Opportunities

You’re joining a world-wide brotherhood. No where else on campus can you find a professional network of alumni than through a fraternity’s alumni group. There are over five million fraternity alumni world-wide. This network is helpful in securing internships, summer work, and professional careers.

About the Inter-Fraternity Council

Established in 1859, the Interfraternity Council governs the fraternities, which have existed at Dickinson for over 150 years. The Interfraternity Council advocates the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience, advancement and growth of the fraternity community, and enhancement of the Dickinson’s educational mission. The Interfraternity Council is also committed to enhancing the benefits of fraternity membership.

The Interfraternity Council serves as the representative governing body that guides, supports, develops, and regulates the fraternity community and enforces College and individual organization policies on-campus. The Interfraternity Council promotes academic excellence and opportunities for engaged learning among all fraternity members in addition to sponsoring a variety of social and service activities throughout the academic year.

The Dickinson College Interfraternity Council is a part of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). Today, the NIC has 68 member organizations with 5500 chapters located on 800 campuses in the United States and Canada with approximately 350,000 undergraduate members.