The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for the men’s social fraternities at JMU. The mission of the Interfraternity Council is to foster the advancement of men’s general social fraternities at James Madison University. This mission is accomplished through the following purposes:
- To act for the advancement of the mission of the IFC in accordance with the stated values of James Madison University and its’ recognized men’s fraternities.
- To provide means for serving as a liaison between the IFC membership, James Madison University, and the local community.
- To request, collect, and manage the allocation of funds necessary to the accomplishment of the mission and purposes of the IFC.
- To create, update, and, enforce policies and procedures necessary and reasonable to accomplish the mission and purposes of the IFC.
- To educate and hold accountable the IFC membership, through its representative organizations, on all policies and procedures necessary and reasonable to accomplish the mission and purposes of the IFC.
- To market and promote the activities and accomplishments of the IFC membership and its representative organizations as necessary and reasonable to accomplish the mission and purposes of the IFC.
Through Men’s Recruitment each potential new member visits fraternities with the opportunity to meet the brothers and seeing the chapter house. You can attend many events through the two week recruitment process at any of the houses you choose. The week is concluded with a formal smoker and extension of bids. There is a formal silence period immediately following the formal smoker that lasts until bid extension on the Friday of recruitment week.