All UW-Madison Interfraterinty policies, guidlines and expectations can be found here ranging from social events, recruitment, expansions process, etc. Each year the following policies and guidelines are reviewed and updated by the IFC council with support for the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and then voted on by the 28 chapters that belong to the IFC community. 

Interfraternity Council Bylaws

These bylaw guide and govern 28 chapters that belong to the IFC council.

IFC Bylaws

Interfraternity Policies

These policies are approved by the IFC council that is composed of 28 men’s fraternities. These policies are voted and approved on by council and are advised by IFC executive board.

IFC Policies

Interfraternity Recruitment Rules

These rules govern all recruitment activity of the 28 chapters that belong to IFC and are approved by the IFC council.

IFC Recruitment RulesCOVID Recruitment RulesSpring 2021 - COVID Suggested Recruitment Practices

Expansion Policy & Process

The following policy and processes were created in a manner that supports healthy community growth, which includes a carefully developed plan that is conducive to the educational mission of UW-Madison and IFC community. The goal is to provide maximum opportunity for successful expansions that are both  meaningful and rewarding for the students within the IFC community and those seeking membership. All social, men’s fraternities seeking to expand to the UW-Madison campus shall be required to follow the procedures set forth by this policy.

The Interfraterinty council in partnership with Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life aims for healthy and sustainable growth with no more than two organizations joining or rejoining the community in a year unless deemed otherwise.

 

Expansion Processes

Interfraterinty expansion for (Inter)national fraternities can occur in four ways: 

    1. Formal Expansion Process: A formal expansion plan approved by IFC council and the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. 
      1. Formal expansions are subject to fall semester expansions. 
    2. Headquarters Inquiry Process: Through Interfraterinty council receiving a letter of tent including a petition packet by a (inter)national headquarters or executive office. 
      1. Headquarters inquiry expansions are subject to other ongoing expansions. 
    3. Interest Group Process: Through Interfraterinty council receiving a formal petition for recognition by an interest group.
      1. Interest group expansions are subject to other ongoing expansions.
    4. Reinstatement Process: Through reviewing a formal petition for recognition by a group coming off a disciplinary loss of University recognition, after the organization has been approved university reinstatement committee.
      1. Interest group expansions are subject to spring semester expansions.

Any and all social men’s organization that expand under the purview of UW-Madison IFC must be nationally or internationally recognized, meaning no local chapters, and do not need to be members of the NIC but must be willing to follow all UW-Madison IFC bylaws, requirements, and policies.

Updated Expansion Policy is being voted on the by IFC council in early fall 2021, all expansion inquiries are currently on pause until final vote is taken.  

For another further questions on IFC fraternity expansion, please reach out to IFC President, ifcpresident@greeklife.wisc.edu and IFC Advisor, knreynolds@wisc.edu.