What is IFC?
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Texas Tech Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body of the fraternities at Tech who are recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). IFC strives to promote high academic standards, philanthropic services, resources for recruitment, and inter-fraternity unity.
Of the sixty-three NIC fraternities in the United States and Canada, twenty-four are registered at Texas Tech. The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is an organization established to foster inter-fraternity relations and assist in the development and education of NIC fraternities and their member chapters. These organizations are dedicated to personal development, academic achievement, leadership, and service to the campus community. Activities of a fraternity may include study halls, community service projects, cook-outs, intramural sports, educational programs, sorority mixers, formal dances, and leadership training. Fraternities ultimately offer close friendships that will last through college and beyond.
Texas Tech University fraternities and sororities strive for academic excellence and developing the scholastic achievement of their members. One sign of this commitment to academics is that the all-greek grade point average is consistently higher than the all-University grade point average. To help their members succeed academically, fraternities and sororities have well established scholarship programs. These programs include resources such as study hall sessions, time management workshops, academics advisors, tutoring programs and more.
Fraternities and sororities reward high academic achievement in many ways such as scholarships, awards, and recognition banquets. There are also all Greek honor societies to recognition banquets. There are also all Greek honor societies to recognize the achievements of fraternity and sorority members.
The Greek Community offers you numerous opportunities to gain valuable leadership experience. Each fraternity and sorority governs itself with its own elected officers. Fraternities and sororities also encourage you to become involved in numerous campus activities. Many fraternities and sororities have larger memberships than the majority of alternative student organizations. This enables you to learn leadership skills by being involved in a large, multifaceted organization.
Today's employers and graduate schools seek the type of individual who not only excelled in academics, but also became well-rounded through active involvement on campus. The Greek Community offers you an excellent opportunity to meet and exceed these standards set by employers and graduate schools.
Brotherhood & Sisterhood
Brotherhood and Sisterhood are the foundation of the fraternity and sorority experience. Every individual in a fraternity or sorority contributes to this aspect. They combine the concept of individualism within the framework of mutual cooperation. You will from friendships unlike any you will experience in other campus organization. Brotherhood or Sisterhood is not conformity. No fraternity or sorority at Tech is made up of members who are exactly alike. The Greek Community benefits from the rich diversity of the Tech campus. This is what makes the fraternity or sorority experience so valuable. By interacting with people from various, cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds, you are better prepared to face challenges of life after college.
Joining a fraternity or sorority will enable you to have a richer and more rewarding Tech experience, a richer and more rewarding Tech experience. The fraternity or sorority will become a home away from home and you will find that brotherhood or sisterhood extends well beyond your undergraduate years.
Community service and philanthropy projects give Greeks a chance to assist and give back to the community of Lubbock. All Greek fraternities and sororities have national philanthropic organizations that they support locally. Some of these organizations include: Cowboy Crisis Fund, Lubbock State School, Children's Burn Awareness, March of Dimes, Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity, MDA, Bethphagy, Mission South, American Heart Association, United Blood Services, Parkinson's disease Research, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, and Children's Miracle Network.
Fraternities and sororities also collaborate in community service projects that benefit local charities service projects that benefit local charities. During the school year members of each chapter participate in Safe-Trick-or-Treat, Tech Can Food Drive, Relay for Life benefiting American Cancer Society and the Lubbock Lions Club Pancake Festival benefiting the Lubbock Community.
Our fraternity and sorority communities are comprised of chapter-owned “lodges” located on Greek Circle. These facilities are used for all chapter meetings and provide space for special events, study halls, and leisure activities. While chapters host events and utilize the lodges for recreation, there are no bedrooms; therefore members do not live in these facilities. Each sorority has their own lodge on Greek Circle, while not all fraternities occupy a lodge.