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Constitution and Bylaws

Constitution and Bylaws The Conference is governed by its Constitution and Bylaws, which are routinely reviewed and updated to best meet the needs of NIC members and to provide effective and efficient governance mechanisms for the Conference. Last updated Aug. 28, 2017. Download the Constitution and Bylaws 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... Read More 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... Read More 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... Read More Melissa Kish Joins NIC Team As Director of Education and Leadership Development Indianapolis, Oct. 16, 2017—Melissa Kish has developed and facilitated student programming...

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Research National Gallup-Purdue Index Reveals Improved Well-Being Among U.S. College Graduates Who Joined Fraternities and Sororities Results for the Gallup-Purdue Index are based on online surveys conducted Feb. 4-March 7, 2014, with a random sample of 29,560 respondents with a bachelor’s degree or higher, aged 18 and older, with Internet access, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. This included 5,137 fraternity and sorority members. The North-American Interfraternity Conference and National Panhellenic Conference partnered with Gallup for this first-of-its-kind study. When it comes to being engaged at work and experiencing high well-being after graduation, a new Gallup-Purdue University Index study of U.S. college graduates found that graduates who are members of fraternities or sororities are more likely to thrive in all five elements of well-being during their post-graduate years than those graduates who did not join. The study revealed that respondents identifying themselves as members of fraternities and sororities—16 percent of respondents indicated that they were a member of a national fraternity or sorority while attending college—scored better in overall well-being, workplace engagement, collegiate support, experiential learning and alumni attachment. Overall Well-Being Graduates who participated in fraternities or sororities are slightly more likely to be thriving in all five critical elements of well-being—purpose, social, financial, physical and community—than are graduates who did not participate in fraternities or sororities. Workplace Engagement National results show 43% of college graduates...

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About IFC

Fraternities are at a turning point, and IFCs must provide strong interfraternal leadership in their campus communities. About IFC “A change agent.” “Strongly committed.” “Trailblazer.” “Holds members accountable.” A man with “true integrity, leadership and service.” One who works for “the advancement of those around him.” Nominators used these phrases to describe the leaders honored with the 2016 NIC Undergraduate Awards of Distinction. But these traits should not only apply to award winners. These are the characteristics interfraternal leaders need to make a positive difference in their communities, and the campus Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the group who should convene such leaders. IFC Purpose An IFC exists where there are two or more NIC member fraternities on a campus, and its purpose is to advance its local fraternity community. The NIC provides direct support, resources and services to IFC officers, representatives, advisors and alumni to further the health and success of local fraternity communities. Support for Your IFC Fraternities must provide leadership to shape our future, and IFC and fraternity leaders on your campus are the force that can drive that positively change on campus. The NIC is here to support your efforts in your fraternity community. The NIC’s Campus Support Model assists councils by providing increased training and resources. This support focuses on the individual development and skills of officers, as well as providing coaching to advance the role of the...

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Engendering Trust and Confidence The Vision for Fraternity Communities Choose Your Level Campus Support Model Committing to Emerging & Multi-Cultural Fraternities Fraternity Growth Accelerator Making a Difference in Students’ Lives Impact of UIFI Building Community NIC 2.0 Contributing in Local Communities 3.8 Million Service Hours Building Grassroots Programs Government Relations College Membership Breaking Records 50% Growth in Last Decade Recognizing Interfraternal Leadership NIC Awards of Distinction Vision for Fraternity Communities Charter your IFC Fraternity Growth Accelerator Government Relations 50% Growth in Last Decade Recognizing Interfraternal Leadership Impact of UIFI Building Community NIC Standards 3.8 Million Service Hours The NIC Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference, Inc. is the trade association representing 66 International and National Men's Fraternities. The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. member fraternities chapters campuses member fraternities chapters campuses Recent News NIC Philosophy and Guidance on Community... Dec 8, 2017 NIC and NICF partner with ChapterSpot an... Nov 30, 2017 Archie Messersmith Joins NIC Team As Cha... Oct 19, 2017 Melissa Kish Joins NIC Team As Director ... Oct 16, 2017 NIC Adopts Enhanced Health and Safety St... Sep 15, 2017 Fraternal “Umbrella” Organiz... Jul 13, 2017 Helen Lahrman and Dylan Howser join NIC ... Jul 10, 2017...

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Rick Barnes to Bolster Support of Fraternity Communities as VP of Campus Operations

Indianapolis, July 11, 2016—Experienced higher education professional Rick Barnes will join the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) staff in the role of Vice President of Campus Operations. When he comes on board in early August, Barnes will help develop a robust campus support model to increase alumni, undergraduate and Interfraternity Council (IFC) effectiveness. He will establish relationships with campus professionals and NIC stakeholders to coordinate a national education and advocacy strategy. Barnes will work alongside Will Foran, the existing VP of Campus Operations, which strengthens the capacity and impact of the NIC’s campus support team. “Very few people bring the...

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