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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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LETTER FROM NIC PRESIDENT ON BLANKET, COMMUNITY-WIDE ACTIONS

Good afternoon, A lot of you, our campus partners, have asked for “the NIC’s position on system-wide actions” since several communities have recently resorted to various forms of blanket actions. First and foremost–we agree student safety must be our top priority. We also agree we need to hold students accountable for not meeting our shared expectations. As we talk about advancing communities, I think it’s important for everyone to understand the fundamental assumptions that guided the development of the NIC’s Vision for Fraternity Communities: There is no silver bullet: If there was one solution to fix negative aspects of campus cultures, it would have been done by now. Complex problems require multiple strategies working in coordination over a sustained period to foster dramatic change. Collaboration fosters commitment: A top-down strategy of issuing a bunch of new policies without buy-in isn’t going to move the needle. Engaging stakeholders in solutions that impact their lives fosters the commitment required for authentic change. Global strategy, local tactics: Each campus requires customized solutions that align with the industry’s direction and its unique environment. One block at a time: Campus cultural change will not happen overnight. Each campus needs an intentional, phased approach that moves its local culture in a positive direction.   So, here is why the NIC opposes blanket community actions: It disincentivizes following the rules and taking care of each other, since responsible students are...

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NIC Meeting of Members

Two Meetings, One Trip NIC Annual Meeting of Members To provide maximum value for member fraternities, the NIC is moving its Annual Meeting of Members to August to be held in conjunction with the NIC Foundation’s THE Foundations Seminar. Fraternity and Foundation staff and volunteers, as well as NIC and NICF Alliance Partners, will now be able to attend both conferences in one trip to Indianapolis Aug 28-30, 2017, saving organizational resources while delivering greater benefit for each attendee. Both conferences will take place at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. As part of the NIC Annual Meeting of Members, on Aug. 27, we will also host the first-ever Fraternity Growth Accelerator Summit, targeted to emerging and culturally-based fraternities. A joint registration process will launch May 1. Attendees will be able to register for one or both events: the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar. NIC Meeting-only rate: $199, includes NIC programs, meals and events on Aug. 28 and the morning of Aug. 29 Dual-program experience: $399, includes all programs, events and meals Aug. 28-30 for the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar Bundled registration package: $3,000, includes 10 registrations for staff members and/or volunteers for the dual-program experience—both the NIC Annual Meeting of Members and the NICF THE Foundations Seminar; includes all programs, events and meals, with the exception of 5 tickets...

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‘Change Leader’ Blaine Ayers to Join NIC Team

Indianapolis, January 10, 2017—After five years as Sigma Alpha Epsilon Executive Director—during which he led the fraternity’s evolution in critical areas—Blaine Ayers will join the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) staff in the role of Vice President of Campus Operations – Southeast. “Blaine has been a change leader for Sigma Alpha Epsilon,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras. “His skills, experience, and approach with students and alumni makes him the perfect person to support campuses in the Southeast.” Under his direction, Sigma Alpha Epsilon implemented the True Gentleman Experience, shifting from pledge education to a holistic member development program....

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