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IFC Insurance Program

A critical component of peer governance IFC Insurance Program Peer governance is critical to fostering shared community standards, and the new IFC Insurance Program removes some of the barriers, putting students back in charge of setting and maintaining expectations. The NIC’s IFC Insurance Program covers officers, alumni and volunteers for most IFC-hosted programs and events, including peer monitoring, Greek Week, Homecoming activities, recruitment and philanthropic endeavors to name a few. In many cases, the IFC and its officers, alumni advisors and volunteers are not covered by the university. If there was a claim filed against the IFC due to the operations or event hosted and sponsored by the IFC, the IFC and/or its officers have the potential to be brought into a lawsuit. The IFC Insurance Program includes general liability insurance, commercial crime insurance, and protection for directors and officers. The program is even flexible enough to add the host institution (including the fraternity/sorority advisor) as an Additional Insured to provide an extra layer of protection for our trusted campus partners. Further, when purchasing insurance independently, IFCs can pay almost $6,000 for council coverage and more than $2,600 (and often much higher) for stand-alone event coverage. The NIC’s IFC Insurance Program offers immediate savings, as pricing is tiered based on the number of IFC chapters and starts at $599/yr. The NIC insurance program will be half the cost the Illinois IFC has...

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Do you want to create positive change in your fraternity community? Charter your IFC. Taking Your IFC to the Next Level Raising the Bar for Fraternities Fraternities are at a unique time in our history. To thrive today and beyond, fraternal culture must evolve. This will require greater partnership, collaboration and support than campuses, fraternities, chapters and the NIC have ever had. To this aim, we have developed a new model for IFC Chartering that strikes against a one-size-fits-all approach. To create change within the global fraternity experience, we have to focus attention at the local level. When you Charter your IFC, you will now be able to choose the level of NIC support that best fits your campus’ needs with the goal of improving the fraternity experience and empowering interfraternal leaders. Further, your IFC will have access to our new IFC Insurance Program, a critical component of effective peer governance. Additionally, we believe bundling NIC programs and services in this way will maximize value for your fraternity community, while helping you streamline planning and budgeting. You’ll also find that many offerings in our levels of support—like educational programs—can benefit the larger fraternity and sorority community on your campus, not just IFC. What does it mean to Charter Your IFC? To Charter your IFC is to make an investment in your fraternity community. The NIC’s IFC Chartering initiative assists councils by providing increased...

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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. In 2016, the program showed significant gains in drawing diverse student populations as well as in personal development of participants. Almost 1,000 students went through UIFI this year, including Annina Plummer, a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta, who attends the University of Alberta. She is just one of many who were positively affected by the experience. “UIFI has changed me as a leader and has inspired me to...

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Fraternity Growth Accelerator

A commitment to emerging and culturally-based fraternities Fraternity Growth Accelerator First established among the groundbreaking reforms of NIC 2.0, the Fraternity Growth Accelerator (FGA) will provide emerging fraternities with the platform to collaborate on necessary resources and services. This effort will support their continued growth and development within the North-American Interfraternity Conference and the fraternal movement. At its Annual Meeting in April 2016, the Conference demonstrated its strong commitment to emerging and multicultural organizations by pledging to help FGA groups fund a staff position. Past AFA President Veronica Hunter Moore was hired as the Director of Emerging and Culturally-Based Fraternal Initiatives, and she focuses on the development of the FGA and resources for its groups. The FGA groups also selected Jarrod Cruz-Stipsits, the Executive Director of Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, Inc., to serve as their representative on the NIC’s Governing Council. The NIC will host an inaugural FGA Symposium to take place during the NIC Annual Meeting of Members in August 2017. The FGA groups are currently finalizing their needs assessment, investment level and resource planning. We are excited to launch this collaborative endeavor, reinforcing that the NIC is the trade association for all fraternities. Read the NIC resolutions that formed the FGA and solidified the NIC’s commitment to this group. FGA Membership Criteria Any interested NIC organization should meet a minimum of three of the following criteria to seek membership into...

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Fraternity Statistics

Fraternity Stats At A Glance 380,487 undergraduates are members of fraternities.** 100,579 men were initiated into fraternities.** There are 6,186 fraternity chapters on roughly 800 college campuses.** There are 4.2 million fraternity alumni in the world.** Fraternity undergraduates served for 3.8 million hours in their local communities.* Fraternity chapters raised $20.3 million for philanthropic causes.* The all-fraternity GPA is 2.912, higher than the all-male GPA, 2.892.* ** Compiled for the 2014-2015 Academic Year * Compiled for the 2013-2014 Academic Year Recent News 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)... Read More 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... Read More 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... Read More Helen Lahrman and Dylan Howser join NIC...

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