IFC spring recruitment event attendance increases from last year

The amount of TCU men interested in going through spring recruitment nearly doubled this year.

“Last year we had around 30 guys show up, and this year we have 59,” Chris Cochran, a sophomore criminal justice major and Interfraternity Council vice president of recruitment, said. 

The IFC recruitment event featured fraternities that are involved with spring recruitment this semester, which included Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, Pi Kappa Phi, Delta Tau Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

Each fraternity gave information about what they are looking for in a new member class. These presentations included information about grade point averages and fraternity involvement in philanthropy and social events throughout the semester. 

This information session was the first event for the fraternities involved with spring recruitment, Cochran said. 

Marshall Cooper, a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, said members of his fraternity have "met a lot of great guys so far." 

After the introductions, the potential new members spoke to the men of fraternities they were interested in to understand the fraternities better. 

Griffin Longo, a first-year business major and transfer student, was one of the many potential new members at the event. He said he is keeping an open mind when it comes to choosing the fraternity he will join. 

"I am a transfer student so I wasn't here in the fall so thought this was a great opportunity to meet people and get involved," Longo said.

With almost double the number of interested men this semester, Cochran said he is glad many fraternities decided to participate in spring recruitment. 

“I am very happy with that," he said. "So many guys are interested in joining the Greek community here at TCU."