President: Eric Berger, Pi Kappa Alpha

Dear Golden Bears,

On behalf of the Interfraternity Council at UC Berkeley, I would like to welcome you to Cal!

At a large, competitive university like Berkeley the opportunities to explore your interests and endeavors outside the classroom may seem daunting-almost limitless. While your experience at Cal is sure to be a rewarding one regardless of the interests you cultivate, members of the CalGreeks Community will confidently tell you that their decision to join a fraternity or sorority was one of the best decisions of their college years.

If you're seeking lifelong friendships, intramural teammates, start-up partners, leadership expertise, or simply just affordable housing the CalGreeks Community should be the first place to look. Members of our IFC fraternities are active in all aspects of campus life and the greater community. Whether in the ASUC student government, our Division I athletics program, The Daily Californian, or the thousand other student groups on campus, CalGreeks members are sure to be found.

As the governing body for 33 fraternities here at UC Berkeley the IFC is dedicated to the academic and personal development of our 2,000 respective members. We provide resources to our members to help promote leadership skills, campus involvement, cultural awareness, academic fortitude, and community safety. As one of the largest organizations on campus we consistently advocate for positive improvements to CalGreeks and the greater Berkeley community.

Whether you're an incoming first year, transfer student, or just have never checked out Greek life in your earlier college years I highly
encourage you to explore what fraternity life has to offer by coming to 2017 Fall Recruitment. From Thursday, August 24th through Wednesday, August 30th all fraternities will host recruitment (or "rush") events on site at their chapter and off site around the Bay Area. Please see the Recruitment tab for more information regarding individual chapters' rush schedules.

If you have any questions about the Interfraternity Council please contact me at ifc.president@calgreeks.com.

Go Bears,
Eric J. Berger
President, Interfraternity Council
Class of 2019