2.0 – A distinction used to denote an advanced version of an original concept, product or service.

NIC 2.0

The Future of Fraternities

Fraternities are at a turning point—a critical moment. To thrive today and beyond, fraternal culture must evolve. Through extraordinary interfraternal collaboration, in Fall 2015, men’s fraternities came together to chart a bold course for the future. Their work resulted in sweeping changes to the North-American Interfraternity Conference aimed at creating vibrant, healthy fraternity communities—one community at a time.

Convened around this challenge, the NIC is hitting reboot. We are reshaping our century-old organization to enact positive changes to ensure the fraternity movement thrives in the future.

Yes, the new NIC will still be a trade association for the fraternal industry, but you will see its culture shift in conjunction with its reframed priorities. We will operate more like a cutting-edge technology company, creating resources and solutions to address common problems traditional approaches no longer answer. Our tone will focus around the values of humility, strong work ethic, and teamwork. By staying true to this culture, we hope to inspire the industry to embrace a similar paradigm to collaboration.

The 5 Priorities of NIC 2.0

NIC 2.0 is a cohesive effort to bring about changes in the fraternity industry. It will be a force to move beyond conversation and ideas scrawled on flip charts into tangible action that moves the needle. Member organizations are investing at a historic level, so we can achieve our vision to impact campus communities through increased, strategic support based on the five new priorities of the NIC:

  • Create an effective grassroots program for all Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) and provide exceptional support for “Focus Campuses” in an effort to strengthen and build healthier fraternity communities.
  • Develop consistent educational programming for all IFC officers, staff and volunteers.
  • Create a database that allows members to make data-driven decisions, share best practices and streamline operations.
  • Lead sophisticated public relations efforts to advance the “Fraternity” brand.
  • Produce effective advocacy programs that strengthen higher education partnerships and utilize governmental and legal affairs.

Recent News


Collaborative Effort Brings College Panhellenic and IFC Officer Training to Regional Conferences

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and four regional interfraternal leadership programs are partnering to bring council officer training to students in 2017. In its pilot year, new Interfraternity Council...
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NIC to Host Special Program During AFA Annual Meeting

At this year’s Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting in Boston, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) will host a special pre-conference program:   The Future of Fraternities Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 1 to 4:30...
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Beta Upsilon Chi Joins the North-American Interfraternity Conference

INDIANAPOLIS (September 22, 2016) – The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) welcomes Beta Upsilon Chi as its newest member fraternity. Beta Upsilon Chi has joined the NIC to “align itself with the fraternal movement” and access advocacy and resources...
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Measuring Success: UIFI Continues to be “An Experience Unlike Any Other”

The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) finished its final of 14 sessions in mid-July. Each year, the program sets out to push students to define the challenges in their fraternity and sorority communities and excite them for how to create change....
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NIC Establishes Transgender Inclusion Working Group

Fraternities have reached out to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for insight around inclusion as the needs of transgender college students have recently received increased attention. The NIC has established a working group to review the...
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NIC Announces UIFI Lead Facilitator Application

While sessions of the 2016 Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) just wrapped up, we are already thinking about next summer’s program. For the first time ever, we are opening an application process for Lead Facilitators for UIFI, the NIC’s...
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Hitting Reboot

The NIC is currently building its model of upgraded services.