IFC Pre-Rush education is a mandatory educational series through the Clemson Interfraternity Council aimed to provide Potential New Members (PNMs) with resources, expectations, and education about the characteristics of being an IFC fraternity man. IFC Pre-Rush Education takes place before Rush. PNMs must complete all requirements, unless otherwise stated, in order to begin the Rush process and join an IFC Fraternity. Topics covered are geared to fulfilling the mission of Clemson IFC: “We exist as a resource to facilitate the growth and development of fraternity men in the areas of personal and fraternal responsibility, leadership, scholastic achievement, civic engagement, and brotherhood”.

Pre-Rush Requirements

Requirement #1
Anti-Hazing Education Module

The one-hour Anti-Hazing Education course is a comprehensive learning experience composed of university research, written materials, expert commentary and various personal experiences.

The 5-part course begins with a 16 minute video that tells the story of Maxwell Gruver, a college freshman who died as a result of hazing at Lousiana State University in Fall 2017. This impactful story, along with the other course materials, will provide you with the tools and knowledge to effectively make better decisions when faced with hazing. Your actions can save a life.

Requirement #2
StepUp! Bystander Intervention

In-person training session hosted by a Fraternity and Sorority Staff member. Potential New Members must sign-in and attend the entire duration of the training session to complete the requirement.

Requirement #3
IFC Rush Orientation

IFC Rush Orientation is a presentation given by the Interfraternity Council Executive Officers and Fraternity and Sorority Life Staff. The presentation covers all topics related to rush including the process, rules, procedures, and brief speeches by each chapter president and/or rush chairman.