Join a Fraternity
Thank you for your interest in fraternity life! There are many opportunities for membership at Columbia University.
The first step to becoming a members is to do your research. You can learn more about the fraternities by visiting the fraternity profiles page.
InterFraternity Council Recruitment
The InterFraternity Council (IFC) is the self-governing student organization that provides guidelines and support to its member organizations. The IFC consists of organizations with national membership in the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). Each organization is represented at IFC Meetings to discuss and vote on matters concerning member organizations and the fraternity community.
2013 InterFraternity Council Executive Board
Vice President Programming: Alex Smyk
Vice President Administration: Alex Felsberg
Vice President Finance: Matt Lonski
The fraternity recruitment process at Columbia University is most active during the start of the Fall semester. However; recruitment is on-going throughout the year.
Columbia University has 12 chapters that make up the IFC. We recommend contacting the chapters that interest you. The recruitment process works best when you take the initiative. Please visit the fraternity profile page for each fraternity's recruitment dates, details, and contact information.
Multicultural Greek Council Rush and Membership Intake
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the self-governing student organization that provides guidelines and support to its member organizations. The MGC consists of organizations with national membership in the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the National Asian Pacific American Panhellenic Association (NAPA) and the National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC). Each organization is represented at MGC Meetings to discuss and vote on matters concerning member organizations and the Greek community.
2013 Multicultural Greek Council Executive Board
Vice President Programming: Christian White
Vice President Finance: Marissa Lafontant
Vice President Communication: Jasmine Neal
Columbia University has 12 culturally-based member organizations of the MGC; six of which are fraternities. These chapters recruit through a processes known as Rush or Intake. Although membership consist primarily of men of color, they are open to all men at Columbia.
The rush/intake process for every chapter is defined by its national organization. Throughout the year, chapters hold social, informational and educational events, which provide you with the opportunity to meet the members of each organization. Please visit the fraternity profile page for each fraternity's recruitment dates, details, and contact information.