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IU Interfraternity Council announces record number of people rushing fraternities this fall

<p>Greek houses are seen March 30, 2020, on Jordan Avenue, now named North Eagleson Avenue. This year, a record number of people will be rushing at IU.</p>

Greek houses are seen March 30, 2020, on Jordan Avenue, now named North Eagleson Avenue. This year, a record number of people will be rushing at IU.

A record number of students have expressed interest in joining a fraternity, with over 1,900 registered to join on the first day of fall formal recruitment, according to the Indiana University Interfraternity Council.  

“1 in 4 IU undergraduates is a member of a fraternity or sorority and it looks like that percentage will only keep increasing,“ IU IFC President Ethan Golde said in a press release.  

This marks a significant increase from fall 2021, which brought in 1,200 new members, according to the release.  

Related: [Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity placed on cease and desist Friday

As of Spring 2022, IU had a total of 3,249 fraternity members split between 26 fraternities. 

“Fraternities at IU have been working hard over the past year to make IU Greek Life something that everyone wants to be a part of, and these recruitment numbers are just the first of many testaments to the success of that mission,” Golde said in the release.  

Last week, IU’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was placed on a cease and desist order for endangering others and alcohol. Currently there are 11 Greek houses at IU that are under suspension or cease and desist, according to the Division of Student Affairs. 

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