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Greek Life

Fraternity Formal Recruitment

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Formal recruitment is a chance for potential new members to learn about each organization’s history, philanthropy, standards and identity on campus while also having the opportunity to talk with current chapter members. Formal recruitment is where both the recruit and fraternity hope to find the best fit for each man.

What do I need to do to register?

Fraternity recruitment will be held each semester. Please register for IFC Recruitment through this link. You will need to search by typing in "University of Texas at Tyler" and then follow the registration instructions. Email ifc@patriots.uttyler.edu if you are interested in joining a fraternity.

What are the requirements for joining a fraternity?

In order to be eligible to join an IFC fraternity, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in either high school or college.
  2. Be a full-time student (12 hours).
  3. Shall not be, or ever have been, an initiated member of an NIC fraternity.

Potential new members are encouraged to attend all recruitment events in order for both the Greek chapters and the potential new member to fully experience formal recruitment and make educated, informed decisions.

Informal Recruitment

If you did not participate in formal recruitment or did not decide to join at that time, you have the opportunity to participate in informal recruitment later in the fall and/or spring semester. Each chapter plans these activities separately, so please contact the Interfraternity Council for additional information.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Omega Psi Phi fraternity will begin intake Fall 2018. If you are interested in Omega or would like more information, please contact gogreek@uttyler.edu 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.

On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi was founded inside the Science Building (later renamed Thirkield Hall) at Howard University located in Washington, D.C. The founders were three undergraduates -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just.

From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, "friendship is essential to the soul",
the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto.

Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.

Questions? Email gogreek@uttyler.edu

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