About

Cal Poly IFC Mission Statement

The Gentlemen of the Cal Poly InterFraternity Council strive to experience an enriched college experience focused on six pillars. Leadership, Community, Scholarship, Unity, Sustainability, Professionalism are the tenets that make a fraternity man exemplary. We are leaders academically, philanthropically and socially with a commitment to achieve maximum potential in all aspects of life. As part of IFC we form lifelong friendships with our brothers and strive to leave a legacy.

Cal Poly Fraternity & Sorority Life Mission

    MISSION: The mission of the Fraternity & Sorority Life office is to foster the learning and development of students who affiliate with the 37 social fraternities and sororities at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Fraternity & Sorority Life office will provide opportunities and support for our community to be a relevant and contributing part of fulfilling the mission of both the Dean of Students and the institution.

    VISION: To accomplish our mission, the Fraternity & Sorority Life office will provide opportunities and support to meet the Standards of Excellence set within the five pillars of our community through the following:

    Pillar 1 – Scholarship & Learning
    To advance Scholarship & Learning, Fraternity & Sorority Life will promote academic excellence and intellectual growth through:
    Advocating for our community to achieve academic standards above the all-student average
    Promoting success of all members through recognition and accountability initiatives
    Providing a system of support to assist students in meeting their educational and personal goals
    Providing opportunities for students to integrate in-class and out-of-class learning
    Complementing the academic mission of the university

    Pillar 2 – Leadership & Values
    To advance Leadership & Values, Fraternity & Sorority Life will maximize the potential and abilities of our students through:
    Advocating for congruence with the ritual and values of our chapters, councils, and community
    Providing opportunities for self-governance, and organizational leadership and development
    Providing education and experience in leadership, collaboration, identity development, personal & moral development
    Connecting members to leadership opportunities across campus, in the local community, and within their national or international organizations

    Pillar 3 – Community Service & Philanthropy
    To advance Service & Philanthropy, Fraternity & Sorority Life will encourage a culture of community engagement and volunteerism through:
    Advocating for students to lead positive change on campus and in our surrounding community
    Supporting chapter’s efforts to advance espoused philanthropy and service interests
    Providing opportunities for community service, service-learning, and philanthropic projects
    Providing systems for chapter and individual recognition, and community reports to demonstrate impact

    Pillar 4 – Safety & Risk Management
    To advance Safety & Risk Management, Fraternity & Sorority Life will prioritize individual and community safety/accountability through:
    Coordinating life safety, facility management, and risk management programs in conjunction with local agencies
    Assessing and taking action to mitigate potential risks
    Implementing and enforcing a party registration process/training that outlines and teaches chapter leaders on safe event procedures
    Ensuring a zero tolerance for hazing, bullying, sexual assault, violence or hate of any kind

    Pillar 5 – Brotherhood & Sisterhood
    To advance Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Fraternity & Sorority Life will cultivate an inclusive and respectful interfraternal community through:
    Advocating for collaboration and appreciation amongst chapters, councils, and community
    Modifying or removing policies, practices, systems, technologies, facilities, and structures that create barriers or produce inequities
    Providing open recruitment opportunities to those seeking connection, meaning, and purpose
    Promoting lifelong involvement by providing connection for members beyond graduation

Important Documents and Policies


Judicial



Suspensions and Probations

ΔΤΔ – Delta Tau Delta:
Sanctions imposed Spring 2017 until Spring 2018
Suspension & social probation by Cal Poly and National Headquarters Violation of Cal Poly Fraternity & Sorority Life Alcohol and Drugs Policy Violation of Fraternity and Sorority Life Party Registration Policy Article IV, V, IX, XI
Violation of Registered Organization Student Code of Conduct and (Penal Code 245.6): Hazing and Conspiracy to Haze
ΑΕΠ – Alpha Epsilon Pi:
Sanctions imposed Spring 2017 until Spring 2018 and tiered social probation effective immediately & through Spring 2018
Violation of Cal Poly Fraternity & Sorority Life Alcohol and Drugs Policy
Violation of Penal Code 245.6 and Fraternity and Sorority Life Party Registration Policy Article III, IV, XI
ΛΧΑ – Lambda Chi Alpha:
Educational & social sanctions imposed Spring 2017 until Winter 2018 social probation through Winter 2018
Violation of the Registered Student Organization Code of Conduct, failure to comply with Fraternity & Sorority Life Party Registration Policy Violation of Alcohol Use


Organizations that have lost affiliation with the University

ΔΤ – Delta Tau
ΚΧ – Kappa Chi
Violated probation status that resulted in disaffiliation with Cal Poly IFC.
Violations included minors in possession of alcohol and unruly social gatherings.
ΣΧ – Sigma Chi
Reinstatement will not be considered prior to 2025.
Violated probation status that resulted in disaffiliation with Cal Poly IFC.
Violations included minors in possession of alcohol and hazing. This resulted in a 25 year suspension.
ΣΑΕ – Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Reinstatement will not be considered prior to December 2, 2033.
Hazing – alcohol to minors resulting in a death.
ΣΦΕ – Sigma Phi Epsilon
Reinstatement will not be considered prior to June 30, 2017.
Providing alcohol to minors, purchasing and serving alcohol in bulk at an open party with unrestricted access by non-member.

For Parents

The Fraternity & Sorority Life office oversees 37 social fraternities and sororities. Social is defined as any Greek lettered organization that exists for the purpose of creating a network of students, fostering friendships, and fulfilling a particular mission that is complimentary to the university. Social fraternities and sororities are not directly tied to any college, major, or academic purpose (i.e. honor societies) but chapters do excel in academics with members representing all majors and colleges at Cal Poly. The 37 chapters are divided into three councils:
Cal Poly Fraternity & Sorority Life
Panhellenic Council (PHA)
United Sorority and Fraternity Council (USFC)


Our chapters strive to set the standard for academic achievement among all Cal Poly student organizations. Click here for the most up to date grade reports.


Depending on the chapter and council, dues will vary in price. Most chapters charge on a quarterly basis (summer dues are not charged).
IFC dues average $200 – $350 per quarter
Panhellenic dues average $300 – $450 per quarter
USFC dues average $50 – $100 per quarter


Some chapters have housing available for students, but housing is not regulated by Cal Poly. All contracts, agreements, and living situations at any fraternity or sorority house must be handled through the chapter and the master lease holder.


Due to California Title 5 non-compliance the following organizations are not recognized by Cal Poly:
Alpha Gamma Omega
Alpha Delta Chi
Such organizations require members to have an affiliation to a particular religion and therefore cannot be sponsored by the university. These organizations are separate from the university but have chapters in San Luis Obispo for anyone interested in joining.