Monday, December 19, 2011

Interested in joining a fraternity at Lehigh?

Prospective Greek Students,

Thank you for showing interest in becoming a part of the outstanding Greek Community at Lehigh University.  As the fall semester comes to a close, I wanted to inform you of the process for joining an Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity.

Recruitment Kick-Off: There will be a kick-off event located in Perella Auditorium on Tuesday, January 17 from 6-8 pm. This is an event where you will get an opportunity to meet members from each IFC chapter as well as the IFC Executive Board members and to learn more about the Greek community at Lehigh.

Recruitment Period: Tuesday, January 17 - Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recruitment is an opportunity to explore the Greek Community and decide if joining an IFC fraternity is right for you.  Chapters will contact individuals or advertise open recruitment events.  These events are an opportunity to learn about the chapters, their values, and meet the brothers to decide which chapter is the best fit for you.

Bid Signing

    • Monday, February 6th: 10am – 4pm
    • Tuesday, February 7th: 10am – 4pm
    • Wednesday, February 8th: 10am – 4pm

-If you receive a bid to join a fraternity, you will be notified by email by a member of the OFSA staff starting Monday, February 6th.  The email will contain instructions detailing how to accept/decline your bid.

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to be eligible to receive a bid to join an IFC fraternity, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.  Additionally, you must be a full-time Lehigh University student, taking at least 12 credits, and have a minimum of 12 earned credits from Lehigh University. (Some organizations may have higher academic standards.)Transfer students must have a minimum of 12 approved transfer credits and meet the GPA requirement.   

New Member Education:

New Member Education may begin on Thursday, February 9th.  New Member Education is different for each chapter, but may only last 6 weeks and hazing is strictly prohibited. More information on the Anti-Hazing policies, please go here.  New Member Education plans will be submitted by each chapter to OFSA and will posted on the OFSA website, here.

Multicultural Greek Council:

Additionally, you have may have met with men from the three Multicultural Greek Council fraternities, Kappa Alpha Psi, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, and Omega Psi Phi, during open houses this year. Each of these chapters is also actively recruiting men who are interested in their chapters. If you are interested in any of these culturally-based chapters, please contact Christa Wessels (, who can provide you different information regarding the Intake process. The process for culturally-based chapters differs in dates and has a 2.5 GPA requirement.

Lastly, we hope you may choose to follow the Lehigh Greeks’ Twitter account @LUGreeks, “like” our Lehigh Greeks’ Facebook page, and subscribe to the Lehigh Greeks’ Blog here.

If you have questions about any of the topics outlined above, please feel free to contact any of the following resources:

John LeDuff
Tim Wilkinson
Jessi McPherrin
IFC Recruitment Chair
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

(610) 758-4157
(610) 758-4157


John LeDuff

IFC Recruitment Chair