Interfraternity Council

Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for social fraternities at Pitt. Currently, IFC is comprised of 17 chartered chapters and colonies. In total, IFC is one of the largest organizations on campus, with almost 850 men in membership. IFC General Body Meetings for the fall 2018 semester are held in the O’Hara Student Center Ballroom at 9:00pm on 09/05/2018, 09/19/2018, 10/03/2018, 10/17/2018, 10/31/2018, 11/14/2018, and 12/05/2018. Here are the IFC recruitment events for Fall 2018.

 

 

With this wide reach, IFC has penetrated the top ranks of most other campus organizations, including Student Government Board, Pitt Program Council and the Pitt Pathfinders. IFC embraces the tradition of Greek Life, and its mission to produce high-quality young men. The men of IFC thrive off of the deep bonds of brotherhood they form with their chapter members, and it is these bonds that give them the strength to serve their chapter. In addition to the annual Greek Week philanthropic events, each chapter has individual philanthropy/service events throughout the year, which generate huge benefits for the Pitt community, and the City of Pittsburgh at large.

 

 

IFC provides various programming events throughout the semester for its member chapters. New members go through an education process stressing academics, alcohol safety, and other issues that are important for new Greeks. IFC also provides seminars on best practices for each chapter’s Risk Managers. Chapter treasurers can learn about better financial management through the financial guidance provided by IFC’s chapter finances management sessions.

 

 

Each IFC chapter is unique, and potential new members can easily find a house into which they will fit and not feel pressured to change who they are or how they act. Over a college career, membership in an IFC brotherhood is often the one thing that is constant in a student’s life, and therefore it can have profound positive effects on the way a man goes through his undergraduate years, and ultimately makes the next step after graduation. For more information, please contact the IFC President.

 

 

 

Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Name: Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Chapter: Phi Delta
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: To provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible collegiate and fraternal experiences.
  • Colors: Gold and Blue
  • Mascot/Symbol: Lion
  • Philanthropy: The Repair the World Fund
  • Service Project: We Walk to Remember
  • Official Email: alphaepsilonpipitt@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Websitehttps://www.aepi.org/
  • Interesting Fact: Two of our biggest events every year are dedicated to Holocaust remembrance.
Alpha Tau Omega
  • Chapter Name: Alpha Tau Omega
  • Charter Letters: Kappa Psi
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: To bind men together in a brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles, with a bond as strong as right itself and as lasting as humanity; to know no North, no South, no East, no West, but to know man as man, to teach that true men the world over should stand together and contend for supremacy of good over evil; to teach, not politics, but morals; to foster, not partisanship, but the recognition of true merit wherever found; to have no narrower limits within which to work together for the elevation of man than the outlines of the world: these were the thoughts and hopes uppermost in the minds of the founders of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.
  • Colors: Azure & Old Gold
  • Mascot/Symbol: The White Tea Rose
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs
  • Chapter Email: alphatauomega@pitt.onmicrosoft.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Website: http://www.ato.org/
  • Interesting Fact: ATO was the first fraternity to be founded on Christian principles instead of Greek.
Beta Theta Pi
Delta Chi
  • Chapter Name: Delta Chi
  • Charter Letters: Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Motto: Leges (Law)
  • Values: Friendship, Character, Justice, and Education
  • Purpose: To strengthen the academic foundation of our members and their social prowess for future success
  • Colors: Red and Buff
  • Symbol: White Carnation Flower and Martlet Birds
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: The V Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Chapter Email: pittdxa@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Website: http://www.pittdeltachi.com/
Delta Sigma Phi

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Delta Tau Delta
  • Chapter Name: Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity
  • Charter Letters: Gamma Sigma Crescent Colony
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Delta Tau Delta is the place for leaders to hone their skills, youths to grow, students to find support and guidance and men to find their paths to a life of excellence. With more than 160 years of guiding men via Truth, Courage, Faith and Power, the Delta Tau Delta experience has fostered innovators, advocates, change agents and community leaders by affecting the world through self-discovery. Where will your journey lead you?
  • Colors: Purple White and Gold
  • Mascot/Symbol: Purple Iris
  • Philanthropy: JDRF – Accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
  • Chapter Email:  pittdtd@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media:

·        Chapter Website:  Delta Tau Delta – University of Pittsburgh

  • Interesting Facts:
    • The original chapter of Delta Tau Delta at the University of Pittsburgh was the first Greek organization on campus.
    • Three of the previous presidents of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity were members of the original chapter of Delta Tau Delta at the University of Pittsburgh.

More than 170,000 men have joined the brotherhood of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity since its founding in 1858.

Phi Gamma Delta
  • Chapter Name: Phi Gamma Delta or FIJI
  • Letters: Pi Sigma Colony
  • Values: Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, Excellence
  • Mission: Phi Gamma Delta unites men in enduring friendships, stimulates the pursuit of knowledge, and builds courageous leaders who serve the world with the best that is in them.
  • Colors: Royal Purple
  • Mascot: Snowy Owl
  • Service & Philanthropy: Social Media Challenge
  • Chapter Emailjoc126@pitt.edu
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Website:
  • Interesting Fact: We are Pitt’s First Fraternity!
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Kappa Theta

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Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Chapter Name: Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Charter Letters: Gamma Sigma
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: To advance the educational interests of its members, to promote leadership development, and to make, maintain and uphold a standard of life, happiness and integrity for its members by uniting them in closer bonds of friendship and brotherly union.
  • Colors: Garnet & Gold
  • Mascot/Symbol:
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: "Big Benefit” for Burkitt’s Lymphoma, "Coin Challenge” for Children’s Miracle Network, "Spring Spike” for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Chapter Email: colinpocock24@gmail.com (Colin Pocock, President)
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Website: National
  • Interesting Fact: 2017 IFC Football Champions, Undefeated season.
Pi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Kappa Pi
  • Chapter Name: Delta Upsilon
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: ΟΥΔΕΝ ΔΙΑΣΠΑΣΕΙ ΗΜΑΣ "Nothing shall ever tear us asunder"
  • Color: Blue, White, and Gold
  • Symbol: Star & Shield
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Bike-a-thon: Chapter rides stationary bikes for 50 continuous hours in an effort to raise money for our national philanthropy organization, The Abilities Experience
  • Chapter Email: pittpikapppresident@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Website: http://www.pikapp.org/
  • Interesting Fact: Our chapter sponsors and organizes something known as the Michelle Zajdel Butterfly Project. One of our founders and first president, Sean Zajdel had a little sister who unfortunately passed away at too young of an age. This Butterfly project is a scholarship opportunity for those who have overcome adversity in their lives and is unique to our chapter.
Pi Lambda Phi
  • Chapter Name: Pi Lambda Phi
  • Charter Letters: Gamma Sigma
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: "Not four years, but a lifetime" / Elimination of Prejudice
  • Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Mascot/Symbol: Lion
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Elimination of Prejudice Foundation
  • Chapter Email: pagammasigma@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Website:
  • Interesting Fact: Eight PA Gamma Sigmas have won the national Pi Lambda Phi lifetime achievement award!
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Chapter Name: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Charter Letters: Pennsylvania Chi Omicron
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: The Fraternity's mission is advancing the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership and service for our members throughout life.
  • Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
  • Mascot/Symbol: Lion, Phoenix, Fleur-de-lis
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Movember USA
  • Chapter Website: http://www.sae.net/
Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Chapter Name: Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Charter Letters: Psi
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Sigma Alpha Mu's Mission is to foster the development of collegiate men and our alumni by instilling strong fraternal values, offering social and service opportunities, encouraging academic excellence and teaching leadership skills.
  • Colors: Purple and Pure White
  • Mascot/Symbol: Octagon
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Judy Fund of the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Chapter Email: sampsialumni@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Website: org
  • Interesting Fact: Some of the most famous Sigma Alpha Mu alumni include Bob Dylan, Hank Greenberg, and Ernie Davis.
Sigma Beta Rho
  • Chapter Name: Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.
  • Charter Letters: Alpha Zeta
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Brotherhood Beyond All Barriers
  • Colors: Red, Black, Green
  • Mascot/Symbol: King Cobra
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: SOS Children's Villages
  • Chapter Email: sigrhopitt@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Websitehttp://pitt.sigrho.org
  • Interesting Fact: Sigma Beta Rho is the only social multicultural Greek organization on Pitt's campus today.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Chapter Name: Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Charter Letters: Pennsylvania Gamma
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love
  • Colors: Purple, Gold, Red
  • Mascot/Symbol: SigEp Crest
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Balanced Man Scholarship
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Websitehttp://sigep.org
  • Interesting Fact: We have a plethora of leadership opportunities and retreats we send members to annually.
Sigma Pi

Chapter Name: Sigma Pi Fraternity 

Charter Letters: Chi Colony 

Motto/Values/Purpose: To Advance Man's Quest for Excellence

Colors: Purple and White

Mascot/Symbol: Owl

Philanthropy/Service Project: Mental health Awareness and Suicide Prevention. Donate Life America 

Chapter Email: Chi@sigmapi.org

Chapter Social Media Handles: SigmaPi_Pitt

Chapter Website (it can be the national website): Sigmapi.org

Interesting Fact about Chapter: Sigma Pi was originally founded at the University of Pittsburgh on March 23rd 1923 as the 21st Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity. New Members have an opportunity to build on Sigma Pi's legacy at Pitt by becoming a Founding Father and building the Fraternity they want to see at Pitt. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Chapter Name: Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Charter Letters: Tau Phi Chapter
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: “Better men for a better world”
  • Colors: Cherry and gray
  • Mascot: Eagle
  • Symbol: Equal lateral triangle
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Chapter Email: pitttke@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Website: http://www.tkepitt.com/
  • Interesting Fact: The Tau Phi Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon has raised over $2000 for our philanthropy in the last academic school year, 2017-2018.
Triangle Fraternity
  • Chapter Name: Triangle Fraternity
  • Charter Letters: Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Motto/Values/Purpose: Veritas Omnia Vincit
  • Colors: Old Rose/Gray
  • Mascot/Symbol: Engineers' Transit
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Habitat for Humanity (National), Semper Fi Fund (Local)
  • Chapter Email: president@pitt-triangle.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Website: http://pitt-triangle.com/
  • Interesting Fact: Pitt Triangle's brothers live everywhere from New Jersey to California, and anywhere in between.
Zeta Beta Tau

o   Chapter Name: Zeta Beta Tau

o   Charter Letters: Beta Phi

o   Motto: "Brotherhood for a Lifetime"

o   Colors: Medium Blue and White

o   Mascot/Symbol: Zeta Beta Tau Crest

o   Philanthropy/Service Project: Get On The Ball Philanthropy Event for Children's Miracle Network

o   Chapter Email: betaphi.zbt@gmail.com

o   Chapter Social Media Handles

§  Facebook: Zeta Beta Tau- University of Pittsburgh https://www.facebook.com/PittsburghZBT/

§  Instagram: @PittZBT https://www.instagram.com/pittzbt/

o   Chapter Websitehttps://zbt.org/

o   Interesting Fact: Our chapter was colonized in spring 2015, received its charter in spring 2017, and won Greek Sing in spring 2018!

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