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Fraternity Information

Colgate's thriving fraternity system on campus dates back over a century. Our full-time professional staff members support fraternities in their philanthropic, community, and campus endeavors.
Sigma Chi Fraternity

Inclusivity Statement and Affirmation of Identity


Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)

Our fraternities collaborate with one another through this council in support of the following mission:

We, the men of the various national and local fraternity chapters at Colgate University, set forth this constitution and bylaws in order to promote harmonious relationship and coordination among the member chapters; to foster friendly relations between member chapters and the faculty, administration, and trustees of the University; and to represent and promote the interests of the member chapters in the affairs of the University.

We do ordain and establish this constitution as binding in letter and spirit upon our activities and privileges.

IFC Recruitment 2014 Registration

Students that are classified academically as sophomores and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to participate in Fraternity Recruitment.  Fraternity Recruitment is a formal process, to participate please register by clicking here.

IFC Recruitment 2014 Schedule:

Thursday, 9/11- Mandatory Information Session
Love Auditorium; 7:00pm

Monday, 9/15 – Fraternity Presentations
All potential new members will rotate among the six fraternities for a brief presentation about what makes each house unique.
Meet at Love Auditorium; 3:00pm

Tuesday, 9/16 – Open House
Fraternities will open up their houses for an allotted time to meet potential new members.
  • Sigma Chi, Delta Upsilon, Theta Chi; 4:30-5:30pm
  • Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Beta Theta Pi; 5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, 9/17 – Smokescreen Dinners
Potential new members will receive an invitation Wednesday for dinner at the houses that are seriously interested in them.
Time: TBA (by fraternity)

Thursday, 9/18 – Casual Day
All fraternities will be open for an allotted time allowing potential new members to get to know their top preferences better.
All Houses; 4:00-5:00pm

Friday, 9/19 – Bid Day

Bids from all Fraternities will be given out to potential new members.
LOVE Auditorium; 3:00-5:00pm


Our fraternities are residential. Because Colgate's residential education plan requires that all students (except for a small number of seniors approved to live off campus) live in university-owned and managed facilities, each fraternity organization occupies a free-standing house on Broad Street or on campus.

Our Fraternities

Beta Theta Pi
"Developing men of principle for a principled life.”
Delta Upsilon
"Delta Upsilon is the premier men's fraternity committed to building better men for a global society through service, leadership development, and lifelong personal growth of our diverse membership."
Phi Delta Theta
"Phi Delta Theta was organized with three principle objectives: The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality.”
Phi Kappa Tau
"The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character.”
Sigma Chi
"The purpose of the fraternity is to cultivate and maintain the high ideals of friendship, justice, and learning upon which Sigma Chi was founded."
Theta Chi
"Founded on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares them for rewarding, successful lives after graduation.”