The UAB Interfraternity Council is the umbrella organization and governing body that serves and promotes the interests of fraternities on the UAB campus. The role of the council is to provide opportunities for fraternity leaders to come together, set goals and insure that all activities adhere to the rules set forth by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the IFC Council, national organizations and the National Interfraternity Conference (NIC).
The IFC consists of one representative from fraternity in the council and an executive board of officers who are elected annually.
The IFC’s mission is
- to represent fraternity interests to the University and community;
- promote the concept of self-governance among Greek organizations;
- coordinate membership recruitment activities;
- promote and coordinate community service and philanthropic initiatives;
- coordinate intramural sports among fraternities;
- sponsor various educational programs and leadership development experiences for chapters and individual members;
- internally manage judicial affairs;
- and plan various activities throughout the year which meet the social, recreational, educational and career developmental needs of the Greek Community.
Interfraternity Council Organizations
Delta Sigma Phi
Nickname: Delta Sig
Founded: December 10, 1899
Installed at UAB: 1986
Motto: “Better Men. Better Lives”
Colors: Nile Green and Carnation White
Philanthropy: American Red Cross
Lambda Chi Alpha
Nickname: Lambda Chi
Founded: November 2, 1909
Installed at UAB: 1973
Mottos: “Every Man a Man” and “Naught Without Labor”
Colors: Purple, Green and Gold
Symbol: Cross and Crescent
Philanthropy: North American Food Drive
Pi Kappa Phi
Nickname: Pi Kapp
Founded: December 10, 1904
Installed at UAB: 1985
Motto: “Nothing Shall Ever Tear Us Asunder”
Colors: Gold and White- Auxiliary shade of Royal Blue
Symbol: The Starshield
Philanthropy: Push America
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Founded: January 10, 1899
Installed at UAB: 1979
Motto: “Not for Wealth, Rank or Honor, but for Personal Worth and Character”
Colors: Battleship Gray and Cherry Red
Symbol: Equilateral Triangle
Philanthropy: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center
Recruitment at UAB is intended to give everyone an equal opportunity to explore the IFC fraternities and learn about their mission, vision and values along with getting to know the members in the respective chapters. Although all IFC fraternities may have the same general framework for success, it is important to know that everyone can fit into fraternity life.
Sign up for IFC Rush here!
Fall 2011 IFC Recruitment is scheduled for September 6-10 and will consist of the following events:
Cook-Outs on the Campus Green
Tuesday and Wednesday September 6 & 7, 7:00 p.m.
During the first two days of recruitment, each IFC chapter will set up a tent on the Campus Green and host a cook-out. This is an opportunity for all participants in recruitment to spend time with members of every chapter in hopes of coming closer to finding the best fit for them. This is also a time for those who have yet to register for recruitment to sign up and get in on the action at the last minute. We encourage every participant to spend as much time as possible at each tent to learn more about each fraternity.
Thursday September 8, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This is a chance for participants to learn even more about the mission vision and values of the fraternities in the IFC. Here, you will be able to ask important questions about campus involvement, philanthropy, alumni relations, leadership opportunities and other important factors to consider when making a decision on which fraternity to pursue membership in.
Friday September 9, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
After you and the fraternities have had a chance to get to know one another, this will be the time when you will be invited back by the chapters to attend socials to spend a little extra time with the members that you have been getting to know. This is an opportunity for you to get to know the members more and for them to get to know you more.
Saturday September 10, 10:00 a.m.
After a week of learning so much about the Fraternity System and everything each chapter has to offer this is the day you will have been waiting for. Come up the Hill University Center Room 440 Conference Room and receive your bid.
The IFC at UAB also works closely with the NPHC, NPC and Multicultural Greek Organizations to ensure that the comprehensive interests of the Fraternity and Sorority Community at UAB are met.
To join IFC Rush, sign up here!