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

NIC Philosophy and Guidance on Community-Wide Actions

Campus partners, First off, for those who attended the AFA Annual Meeting, thank you for engaging with us in important conversations last week in Atlanta. One of my lasting impressions from the conference was that our community is full of talented people, who care...
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NIC and NICF partner with ChapterSpot and National Panhellenic Conference on engagement-driven data warehouse initiative

NIC and ChapterSpot also collaborate on Social Safe app development and implementation   Indianapolis, Nov. 30, 2017—The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and NIC Foundation (NICF) are partnering with ChapterSpot, a leader in the fraternal...
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Archie Messersmith Joins NIC Team As Champion For Critical Health and Safety Initiatives

Indianapolis, Oct. 19, 2017—Archie Messersmith will join the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) team as the first-ever Director of Health and Safety on Oct. 30. He will lead the implementation of the enhanced NIC health and safety standards, partnering...
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Melissa Kish Joins NIC Team As Director of Education and Leadership Development

Indianapolis, Oct. 16, 2017—Melissa Kish has developed and facilitated student programming across the fraternal and higher education community for more than 10 years and will soon bring this breadth of experience to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)...
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NIC Adopts Enhanced Health and Safety Standards

Today, our thoughts and prayers are with Max Gruver's family and the Louisiana State University community. Our team will be in Baton Rouge this weekend to assist the community during this difficult period. Last spring, I shared my reflections about the Uncomfortable...
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Fraternal “Umbrella” Organizations Unanimously Support New Anti-Hazing Legislation

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, Introduce the Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act Contact: Heather Kirk, Chief Communication Officer North-American Interfraternity Conference heather.kirk@nicindy.org (225) 603-0002...
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Hitting Reboot

The NIC is currently building its model of upgraded services.