The Mercer University Interfraternity Council (IFC) promotes scholastic achievement among fraternity chapters at Mercer, provides for social, recreational, and civic activities for Mercer fraternity members, and promotes the interaction and cooperation of all fraternities at Mercer.
IFC membership consists of representatives from all fraternities currently recognized by Mercer University, and an Executive Council of seven officers chosen by the representatives. Throughout the year the IFC plans fraternity recruitment and coordinates community service projects and educational workshops.
Fall 2020 IFC Formal Recruitment Schedule
Information Night 1: Wednesday, August 19 @ 5pm (virtual)
Information Night 2: Wednesday, September 2 @ 5pm (virtual)
Formal Night : Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, September 11 @ 6pm (masks required)
Pref Card Signing (virtual) and Preference Night: Friday, September 18 @ 5:30-8pm (masks required)
Bid Day: Saturday, September 19 @ 12 noon (masks required and bids will be sent virtually)
*Due to safety precautions related to COVID 19, IFC Formal Recruitment has been modified to comply with state of Georgia guidelines and CDC recommendations
For more information, please contact the Office of Campus Life
Macon IFC Chapters
Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Zeta
The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity was founded amidst the turmoil immediately after the American Civil War; it was during such tumult that three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute sought their conciliatory hopes of bringing together the North and South in the bonds of fraternal fellowship. The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega was founded at Mercer University in 1880, and seeks to continue developing men of Leadership, Scholarship, Brotherhood, and Character. Alpha Tau Omega is the foremost Leadership Development Fraternity; last year ATO's held over 20 offices in outside organizations, including six organizational presidents. Alpha Tau Omega is also committed to the community, donating over $8000 and well over 4000 man hours of service. We have also been recognized nationally as a True Merit chapter for three years running, in addition to receiving the University's Scholarship Bowl for the last three years. Alpha Tau Omega is ultimately committed to its principles, while offering a brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles.
"Alpha Tau Omega holds before the young men of the country an ideal and something greater than a mere intellectual ideal. Alpha Tau Omega stands for heart as well as head. It has given men a true ideal of life." - Otis Allen Glazebrook, Founder
Colors: Sky Blue and Old Gold
Philanthropy: ATO Foundation
Kappa Alpha Order
The members of Kappa Alpha Order pride themselves on a tradition of chivalry and of the values of the gentleman. This is reminiscent of a romanticized version of the Knights of the Crusades. This all culminates into a modern college fraternal experience. A member of Kappa Alpha Order strives to offer reverence to both God and women, as described in the motto. Further, the idea that "Excellence is our Aim" further emboldens members to always apply themselves to self-improvement, realizing that you should always continue to strive for excellence. Finally, being that the organization is an Order, members typically have an idea of the above values before joining. Kappa Alpha does not intend to change anyone, rather bond together those men who have these similar values so that they may experience brotherhood, and pursue improvement, with one another.
Colors: Crimson and Old Gold
Flowers: Red Rose and Magnolia
Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Kappa Sigma has a long and outstanding history at Mercer University. We were first charted in 1874 and have grown ever since. We have received the F.A.C.E. (Founders Award for Chapter Excellence), the highest award Kappa Sigma offers, two years in a row. In addition, last year we received the "Most Improved Chapter" award from our Nationals. Our brothers have earned a total of $24,000 in scholarships from our National Fraternity through our Scholarship Leadership Award because of our academic excellence and campus involvement. Current Brothers hold positions that include the SGA (Student Government Association) President, Associate Chief Justice for the school, and Lead Senator for SGA. In addition, we have three Brothers serving on SGA as senators and one as committee chair, four Brothers also serve a Mercer Ambassadors, four as Peer Advisors, and another three as members of the Mercer's Judicial Board. Our philanthropy is the Military Heroes Campaign, which helps support returning war veterans. We raise over $3,000 annually for this philanthropy through the Gator-GO 5K Race and other philanthropic events throughout the year. Kappa Sigma also likes to have a good time having both Spring and Fall Formals every year, generally traveling to places like Charleston, Hilton Head, Panama City, and St. Augustine.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc was founded at Boston University in 1909 and is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America with more than 258,000 initiated members, with more than 200 active subsidiaries (called chapters) at colleges and universities. It was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging in the early 1970s, and it remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, drugs, and other challenges facing today's college student. The Associate Member program was created to take its place. Our Associate period is an eight week program encompassing Lambda Chi Alpha’s seven core values. Those are Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service and Stewardship, Integrity and Personal Courage. Lambda Chi Alpha’s official Philanthropy is the North American Food Drive. The colors are Purple, Green, and Gold. Lambda Chi Alpha open mottos are: Every man a man, and, Naught without labor.
We feel it is important and vital for brothers to involve themselves in extracurricular activities outside of Lambda Chi; Some Leadership positions and awards members of Lambda Chi Alpha hold:
Web Address: http://lambdachialphazetaomega.webs.com/
Phi Delta Theta Georgia Gamma
Phi Delta Theta is a premier fraternity with a rich heritage, both on Mercer’s campus and throughout the world. Our chapter has had its charter for 138 consecutive years at Mercer University, and our brotherhood has taken measures to ensure the continuance of our success by recruiting only the best and brightest that Mercer has to offer.
The Georgia Gamma chapter of Phi Delta Theta has initiated 1,388 brothers into the bond of Phi Delta Theta, and our brotherhood is persistent in holding every member accountable for upholding the honor and dignity of the values we cherish. Our success is continually recognized within Mercer and also throughout the nation, as this past year we were noted as being one of the two best smaller chapters of Phi Delta Theta, a high accomplishment indeed. Also, our chapter’s GPA has been consistently above the All Men’s Average, as well as the All-Greek Men’s Average. This past year Mercer recognized our academic achievements as we were awarded for the most improved GPA on campus. We have recognized that education is the primary reason why we are here at Mercer, and because of this, we have made academics our foremost priority.
We help our members develop in other areas of life as well. Being a well-rounded man is crucial to having, and more importantly sustaining, a life of successful fulfillment. We help our members achieve this by instilling in them our 3 cardinal principles early during pledgeship and then holding them accountable for following these three principles throughout their college career. These three principles are Friendship, Sound Learning, and Moral Rectitude.
We hope you consider making Phi Delta Theta part of your amazing Mercer experience, and please keep in mind that becoming a member of our organization is a lifetime commitment that will undoubtedly make you a better man. At the same time, we are a selective organization that has strong requirements for entry, and we will only consider people who we fully believe will make our organization a better cultivator of men.
Pi Kappa Phi Alpha Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi has been building better men on Mercer's campus since 1923. From our humble roots at the College of Charleston in South Carolina to over 140 campuses today, Pi Kappa Phi stands for a commitment to fundamental values. We are a first CLASS fraternity who firmly believes in the tenets of Character, Leadership, Academics, Sportsmanship, and Service. These principles are not only valued but instilled through leading edge educational, service, and leadership opportunities that we offer on and off campus. We strive for the pursuit of brotherhood through scholarship, leadership, service and social experiences. Pi Kappa Phi is the only national fraternity that operates and owns it own non-profit philanthropy, PUSH America, which is responsible for helping to raise awareness and empathy for the disabled.
Web Address: http://pikappaa.wixsite.com/pikappaa
Sigma Nu Eta
Sigma Nu's Mercer Chapter has excelled ever since its first appearance in 1884. We are the seventh oldest active chapter of Sigma Nu - one of the most successful Greek organizations worldwide. Instilled with a deep respect for our tradition of academics, athletic success and community service, our brotherhood continually strives to live up to the standards set by more than 1493 brothers who have come before.
The past year the brothers of Sigma Nu at Mercer have participated in a number of areas. For example, this past year we participated in Walk for the Cure and held a golf tournament for St. Jude's hospital. With a heritage based on success in all areas, the close bond of brotherhood and diversity we expect to be one of the strongest fraternal organizations at Mercer for many more years to come.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Georgia Psi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1856 and is the largest social fraternity in the world. The Georgia Psi Chapter of SAE was the first Greek chapter on Mercer University's campus and has a rich history. Today the chapter is involved with the American Red Cross and participates with numerous sorority fund raisers and social events.
Colors: Purple and Gold