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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 Act would add hazing as misconduct/crime reported under the Clery Act, requiring colleges and universities to disclose hazing incidents in their Annual Security Report. It would also require any college or university that accepts federal funding to provide hazing prevention education and resources to students. “Research shows hazing prevention is best accomplished through comprehensive measures, including proactive education, transparency, and accountability around standards,” said...

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Advisor Award of Distinction

Advisor Award of Distinction The Advisor Award of Distinction recognizes exceptional commitment to advising a fraternity chapter, Interfraternity Council or fraternity/sorority community. The 2017 Advisor Award of Distinction recipients below were the inaugural class of honorees. award criteria & nomination form A potential Advisor Award of Distinction recipient is: An individual (man or woman) who has shown exceptional commitment to guiding and mentoring a chapter, council or community. Someone who exemplifies the highest standards of character, leadership and interfraternalism in both personal and professional pursuits. Advising a fraternity chapter, Interfraternity Council or fraternity/sorority community. To be considered, nomination must include: Application Fraternity OR institution endorsement Supporting documentation Submit an Advisor Award of Distinction Nomination 2017 advisor award of distinction recipients wayne dawson Housing Corporation President, Kappa Alpha Order at University of Arizona Wayne Dawson has served the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at University of Arizona since 1999. During that time, he has led the chapter through recolonization and reorganization with unwavering support even during times of the chapter’s inactivity on campus. He has also overseen several major renovations of the chapter house while serving as both the housing corporation treasurer and president. His commitment at the local and national levels has not gone unnoticed; Wayne was the recipient of the 2002 Knight Commander’s Accolade, the highest individual award an alumnus can receive from the Fraternity, which...

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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 group of collegiate fraternity and sorority members—our Student Coordinators! Student Coordinators for UIFI 2017 were selected from a pool of more than 130 applicants and are all graduates of UIFI. They were chosen based upon their leadership experiences as well as their ability to inspire and create lasting change in their own chapters and...

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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 of Beta Theta Pi, I’m embarrassed and angry. In my role as President and CEO of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, people are asking me, “How do we fix Penn State’s fraternity culture?” The reality is that substance abuse and hazing are not isolated to Penn State, and they are not isolated to fraternities. Research shows...

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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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