Interfraternity Council

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The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is governed by the North-American Interfraternity Conference, which is an association of collegiate men’s fraternities that was formally organized in 1910, although it began on November 27, 1909. The power of the organization rests in a House of Delegates in which each member fraternity is represented by a single delegate.

Syracuse University is home to 11 IFC Fraternities:

  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Psi Upsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Theta Chi

Learn More About IFC Fraternities:

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ΑΧΡ

Phi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Chi Rho

National Founding Date: June 4, 1895
Chapter Charter Year: 1905

Organization Values:

  • Membership from among those who are prepared to realize in word and deed, the Brotherhood of all men.
  • The insistence on a high and clean moral standard.
  • The paramount duty of Brotherly love among members.
  • Judgment not by externals, but by intrinsic worth; no one is denied membership in Alpha Chi Rho because of race, creed, or nationality.

Vision:

Through our Landmarks and Principles, the Fraternity aims to provide an experience that “Cultivates Men of Word and Deed”.   Character, honor, and integrity are attributes that are deeply enhanced by the leadership opportunities, resources, and experiences that the organization provides its members.  Leadership opportunities are supported by Conclave, Leadership Institute, and Convention, strengthening the bonds of Brotherhood and bringing together members from across the country.

Mission:

Alpha Chi Rho cultivates a lifelong brotherhood where men challenge and inspire each other, through Character, Honor, and Integrity, to improve themselves, their Fraternity, and society.

New Member Dues: TBD
Active Member Dues: TBD
Length of New Member Period: 6 weeks

Alpha Chi Rho National Website

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ΔΧ

Syracuse Chapter of Delta Chi

National Founding Date: October 13, 1890
Chapter Charter Year: 2001

Organization Values:

To promote friendship, advance justice, develop character and assist in the acquisition of a sound education.

Mission:

To grow our brotherhood and continue to create bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime with those who truly want it.

Vision:

To create a bond that will not only last during your time here at Syracuse but that will stay connected for the rest of your life no matter the situation.

New Member Dues: $300 for the first semester
Active Member Dues: $750 per semester
Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Delta Chi National Website
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ΔΚΕ

Phi Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon

National Founding Date: June 22, 1844
Chapter Founding Year: 1871

Organization Values:

  • Cultivation of General Literature and Social Culture
  • Advancement and Encouragement of Intellectual Excellence
  • Development of a Spirit of Tolerance and Respect for the Right and Views of Others
  • Union of Stout Hearts and Kindred Interests to Secure to Merit its Due Reward

Mission:

DKE strives to develop a culture and an expectation of​ undergraduate​ chapters who perform in the top tier of fraternities at their institutions​;​ and a vibrant network of ​alumni who are motivated to stay involved with the fraternity after graduation. We will do this by providing our undergraduates with the leadership​ skills, and the operational resources they need, to excel in today’s Greek environment, and by developing alumni networking programs that are relevant and engaging, and are beneficial to both alumni and undergraduates.

Vision:

To be a highly respected fraternity, located at premier institutions, focused on excellent chapter performance, populated with men of distinction whose behavior is exemplary in all respects, who go on to become leaders in their chosen fields of endeavor, and who personify the motto created by our Founding Fathers, “Gentlemen, Scholars, and Jolly Good-Fellows.”

New Member Dues: $300 for the first semester
Active Member Dues: $1,000 per semester
Length of New Member Period: 6 weeks

Delta Kappa Epsilon's National Website

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ΔΥ

Syracuse Chapter of Delta Upsilon

National Founding Date: November 4, 1834
Chapter Founding Date: November 14, 1873

Organization Values:

  • The Promotion of Friendship
  • The Development of Character
  • The Diffusion of Liberal Culture
  • The Advancement of Justice

Mission:

Building Better Men

Vision:

Our Vision is that Delta Upsilon is the premier men’s fraternity committed to Building Better Men for a global society through service, leadership development, and lifelong personal growth for our diverse membership.

New Member Dues: TBD
Active Member Dues: TBD
Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Delta Upsilon National Website

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ΛΧΑ

Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha

National Founding Date: November 2, 1909 & March 22, 1913
Chapter Charter Year: 1918

Organization Values:

Lambda Chi Alpha’s Seven Core Values—loyalty, duty, respect, service and stewardship, honor, integrity, and personal courage—provide a moral compass for members of the Fraternity.

Mission:

To inspire and equip men to lead an ethical life of growth, service, and leadership.

Vision:

The vision of Lambda Chi Alpha is to prepare and encourage collegiate men of good charter, high ethics, and noble ideals to contribute positively to the world in which they live. When Lambda Chi Alpha ended its pledging program in 1972, it was the first fraternity to do so.

New Member Dues: TBD
Active Member Dues: TBD
Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Lambda Chi Alpha National Website

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ΦΚΨ

The New York Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi

National Founding Date: February 19, 1852
Chapter Charter Date: April 18, 1884

Organization Values:

Brotherhood, Service to Community, Academic Excellence, Respect for the Dignity of Others, & Personal Integrity.

Mission:

The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity engages men of integrity, further develops their intellect, and enhances community involvement. With a legacy built on acceptance and trust, each brother realizes his highest potential through a lifelong experience of service and excellence.

New Member Dues: TBD
Active Member Dues: TBD
Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Phi Kappa Psi National Website

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ΦΚΘ

NY Tau Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta

National Founding Date: April 29, 1959
Chapter Charter Year: 2000

Organization Principles:

Spiritual, Intellectual, Social, Leadership, and Fraternal.

Mission:

Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity strives to make its members into effective and well-rounded leaders. To this end, we focus on personal and collective growth in five areas of development; these fundamental principles are our Social, Fraternal, Intellectual, Leadership, and Spiritual pillars. We pride ourselves on our close-knit community while maintaining a diversity of interests.

Vision:

To be the premier human development organization inspiring confidence through life experiences and to actively develop men to be effective leaders who passionately serve society, Fraternity, and God.

New Member Dues: $150 for the first semester
Active Member Dues: $550 per semester
Length of New Member Period: 2 weeks

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ΨΥ

Pi Chapter of Psi Upsilon

National Founding Date: November 24, 1833
Chapter Charter Year: 1875

Organization Values:

Psi Upsilon values lifelong friendship, moral leadership, intellectual engagement, responsible social conduct, and service to society.

Mission:

United in friendship, Psi Upsilon members aspire to moral, intellectual, and social excellence in themselves as they seek to inspire these values in society.

New Member Dues: TBD
Active Member Dues: TBD
Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Psi Upsilon National Website

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ΣΧ

Psi Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi

National Founding Date: June 28, 1855

Organization Values:

Courage, Wisdom, Integrity, High Ambition, Self-control, Courtesy, Fidelity

Mission:

Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus, and community.

Vision:

Our vision is to be the preeminent leadership and character development brotherhood benefitting our members throughout life.

New Member Dues: TBD
Active Member Dues: TBD
Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Sigma Chi National Website

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ΣΦΕ

New York Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon

National Founding Date: November 1, 1901
Chapter Founding Date: December 21, 1905

Organization Values:

Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love

Mission:

Building Balanced Men

Vision:

SigEp is redefining fraternity on college campuses across the country. We complement a man’s education by delivering a premier student experience in one of the most formative times of his life. Through SigEp, men strengthen their character, build leadership and interpersonal skills, and learn to develop healthy, lifelong relationships that are essential to a successful and fulfilling life.

New Member Dues: TBD
Active Member Dues: TBD
Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Sigma Phi Epsilon National Website

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Alpha Chi Chapter of Theta Chi

National Founding Date: April 10, 1856
Chapter Founding Date: April 21, 1928

Organization Values:

  • True Friendship; we extend an “Assisting Hand” to one another; we seek to exact harmony and prevent strife among our members
  • The primacy of Alma Mater; we are loyal students and alumni for life
  • The promotion of knowledge and the advancement of culture
  • The virtues of Truth, Temperance, and Tolerance
  • The usefulness of our Fraternity; we seek the mutual benefit and improvement of all our members and strive to serve our country and our fellow man

Mission:

Has been dedicated to developing resolute men. The Fraternity's programs are designed specifically to assist college-aged men to become outstanding sons, brothers, fathers, uncles, and models of male behavior in society.

New Member Dues: TBD
Active Member Dues: TBD
Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Theta Chi National Website