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 Backs Anti-Hazing Legislation

INDIANAPOLIS—The North-American Interfraternity Conference strongly supports the Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act of 2017, bipartisan anti-hazing legislation introduced by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) and co-sponsored by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH). The REACH...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hitting Reboot

The NIC is currently building its model of upgraded services.