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Student Coordinators bring skills and experience to UIFI

The 2017 Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) is underway! Session 1 began on May 13 and Session 2 kicks off on May 17, with nine more sessions throughout the summer months. We wouldn’t be able to make this program happen without the support of a special group of collegiate fraternity and sorority members—our Student Coordinators! Student Coordinators for UIFI 2017 were selected from a pool of more than 130 applicants and are all graduates of UIFI. They were chosen based upon their leadership experiences as well as their ability to inspire and create lasting change in their own chapters and...

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The Uncomfortable Truth

Like so many, as I read the horrific details about the events surrounding Timothy Piazza’s death, I found myself completely shaken. As a father, I struggle to imagine how Tim’s parents must feel, especially since their loss was senseless and preventable. As an alumnus of Beta Theta Pi, I’m embarrassed and angry. In my role as President and CEO of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, people are asking me, “How do we fix Penn State’s fraternity culture?” The reality is that substance abuse and hazing are not isolated to Penn State, and they are not isolated to fraternities. Research shows...

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Dominic Greene Joins NIC Campus Support Team as VP for Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Indianapolis, April 19, 2017—Known throughout the higher education community for his commitment to interfraternalism and leadership development, Dominic Greene will soon bring his experience to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) as Vice President of Campus Operations for the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Joining staff July 1, Greene will deliver campus support to college fraternity communities and contribute to NIC educational and advocacy initiatives. This position’s focus on undergraduate development, alumni engagement and council effectiveness will lend to the NIC’s overarching Vision for Fraternity Communities. Greene will join fellow VPs Will Foran, Rick Barnes and Blaine Ayers, further growing the...

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NIC Condemns Harvard Policy Shift

CONTACT: Heather Kirk, Chief Communication Officer Statement from NIC President & CEO, Judson Horras INDIANAPOLIS, March 29, 2017—While fraternities focus on improving campus culture and strengthening higher education partnerships, Harvard’s decision to allow only women’s groups to continue operating as single-gender organizations affirms why we must also aggressively defend students’ rights. Harvard’s original policy trampled students’ association rights, and it now also serves as a blatant form of gender discrimination, which must be vigorously challenged. We strongly urge Harvard to reconsider their decision and accept our repeated offers to collaborate on solutions that create greater inclusivity, improve campus culture...

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Action Center

Take action on issues that impact fraternities and sororities Take Action Share your voice on issues that impact fraternities and sororities by contacting your representatives and senators. Click below on our current advocacy campaign below to take action on an important issue at this critical time! With tax legislation on the horizon, we are seeking your help to make a strong push for the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act’s inclusion. CHIA (H.R. 1200/S. 736) would fix a discrepancy in the tax code that prevents not-for-profit entities from being able to use tax-deductible charitable contributions to build, maintain and improve student housing. The best way to get CHIA included in comprehensive tax reform — and the best way to move it forward for passage — is to encourage lawmakers through grassroots efforts. Learn More About the NIC’s Government Relations Efforts 5 Legislative Priorities Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act CHIA Grassroots Campaign Benefits of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act Improve College Affordability With room and board costs outweighing tuition costs at most public colleges and universities, not-for-profit housing offers students an affordable alternative. CHIA is one of the most cost-effective solutions to the college affordability crisis.     Treat Everyone the Same CHIA would simplify the tax code and provide parity, creating the potential for all students living in not-for-profit housing to benefit from charitable giving to improve that housing.   Provide Safer...

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