IFC President's Welcome

Edwin Qian, IFC President 2014

Edwin Qian, IFC President 2014

Dear newly accepted Longhorn, 

On behalf of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), it is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the country. Top-of-the-chart rankings, strong academic programs, diverse learning communities, and Longhorn sports are some of the many reasons that students choose to attend the University of Texas at Austin. My personal favorite is our
rich history of traditions with one of the finest being the excellence found within the Sorority and Fraternity community here on the Forty Acres. Many Texas Greeks have distinguished themselves as being among some of the most active and successful student leaders on campus.

Texas IFC is a community that ignites the spirit of the university as a whole
but what is in it for you? The bonds of brotherhood can be stronger than any
other kind of relationship. High scholastic expectations will guide you through
your undergraduate career, particularly as you make the transition into college. Thousands of service hours and dollars are donated to philanthropic and community causes each year. Fraternities participate in a wide variety of sporting, academic,
and social events. Fraternities also provide an excellent avenue for involvement on campus as well as opportunities to develop your leadership skills.

Fraternity life at UT Austin is also unique compared to some other universities. One example is the fact that we do not have formal recruitment. Our informal recruitment process gives potential new members full flexibility to choose a place that is right for you! “The Gentleman’s Guide to Recruitment,” prepared by the IFC, serves as a perfect tool for you to begin assessing and gathering more information about all 26 IFC fraternities. I strongly encourage you to choose intelligently, as this is a decision that will last a lifetime!

Once again, congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Texas at Austin. It is, indeed, quite an accomplishment! We love to celebrate our many traditions of excellence here, and I hope that you take full advantage of the amazing opportunity to join a fraternity by finding an organization with which you can align yourself. I assure you that fraternity life will enrich your experience as a Longhorn. Good luck in your collegiate endeavors, and I look forward to seeing you join the ranks of the prestigious fraternity men who have come before you.


Edwin Qian

Interfraternity Council President