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

A Force for Positive Change

In response to Theta Tau incident at Syracuse University: Like so many, we are disgusted by the hateful demonstration of racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and misogyny displayed by Theta Tau at Syracuse University. While Theta Tau co-ed professional engineering...
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#WhyUIFI – Immersive, intentional, life-changing

Jack Kreman Chief Operating Officer, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Past UIFI Facilitator  I’ve worked for my fraternity since 2004. In that time, I’ve been a part of many leadership and educational programs. I work with the talented team at DTD to educate our members, I...
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#WhyUIFI – There’s never been a better time

Emily Carney, Pi Beta Phi, Arizona State University 2015 UIFI Participant, 2017 UIFI Student Coordinator  I had the privilege of attending UIFI in 2015, going into my sophomore year of college. I got increasingly anxious as my session approached, as I had no idea what...
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#WhyUIFI – Learning begins at the end of your comfort zone

Brett Polen, Manager of Chapter Development, Sigma Alpha Epsilon UIFI Small Group Facilitator, 2017 & 2018 Last year, a coworker told me about a leadership development program that brings together men and women from different fraternities and sororities to...
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Todd Shelton joins NIC team as Senior Director of Communication

Indianapolis, March 7, 2018—Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) President Todd Shelton will bring nearly two decades of strategic communication experience to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) when he comes on board later this month as Senior...
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Interfraternal Organizations Unite to Challenge TN Rep. John DeBerry’s Misguided Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 2, 2018 CONTACT Heather Kirk, NIC Chief Communication Officer 317-872-1112 or heather.kirk@nicindy.org NASHVILLE—Officials from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO),...
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Hitting Reboot

The NIC is currently building its model of upgraded services.