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Julie Burkhard to Cultivate the NIC’s Advocacy Program as Chief Legislative Officer

Indianapolis, June 23, 2016–The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce Julie Cain Burkhard will join the staff in the new role of Chief Legislative Officer (CLO). A long-time champion for the fraternal movement, in this role Burkhard will produce effective advocacy programs that strengthen higher education partnerships and utilize government and legal affairs. Her work will directly contribute to the NIC 2.0 priorities established with the passage of landmark reforms in late 2015. “The NIC needs strong leadership in our government relations efforts as public policy has a growing impact on universities and our members,” said Judson...

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Michael Wilson to Join NIC as Chief Financial Officer

Indianapolis, June 13, 2016 — The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Wilson to the NIC staff in the new role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this position, Wilson will lead the NIC’s accounting, as well as the implementation of a data warehouse — one of the five NIC 2.0 priorities. The system will allow members to make data-driven decisions, share best practices and streamline operations. For the past 13 years, Wilson has worked for Kappa Alpha Order, serving most recently as Assistant Executive Director for Alumni Engagement, where he led the development...

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Announcing the 2016 NIC Awards of Distinction, Gold Medal and Laurel Wreath Awards

Each year the North-American Interfraternity Conference recognizes excellence in the fraternity industry by conferring awards to individuals, groups and organizations who exemplify leadership, service and fraternal values. We are proud to announce the 2016 honorees for the NIC Awards of Distinction, NIC Gold Medal and Laurel Wreath Awards. This year, we made an important shift in the awards process to personalize the recognition and raise greater awareness of the NIC’s impact and the impact of the recipients. Rather than presenting the awards at the NIC Annual Meeting, throughout the summer and fall, we will honor recipients in their local...

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Coming Full Circle: UIFI Grads Return to Intern

The Undergraduate Interfraterntiy Institute (UIFI) is in full swing with almost half of the sessions already in the books. We wouldn’t be able to make this program happen without the support of a special group of collegiate fraternity and sorority members—our interns!  Interns were selected from a pool of more than 110 applicants, all of whom are graduates of UIFI. They were chosen based upon their leadership experience as well as their ability to inspire and create lasting change in their own chapters and communities. Each intern plays a critical role, from managing much of the logistical support for a session to delivering a testimonial during the program, which is consistently viewed as a UIFI highlight.  UIFI is a five-day institute sponsored by the NIC that brings together fraternity and sorority members from across North America to create opportunities to explore, define and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and grow to expect values based action from themselves and those they lead. Please join us in congratulating (and thanking) the following individuals selected to serve as UIFI interns in 2016: Ricky Aker, University of Nevada – Reno, Lambda Psi Rho Fraternity, Inc. Madelon Allen, Texas Christian University, Delta Delta Delta Sapphire Andersen, University of Nebraska – Omaha, Alpha Xi Delta Kalee Ball, University of North Florida, Delta Gamma Mackenzie Briscoe, University of Oklahoma, Delta Gamma Maddy Bruffy, University of Maryland – College Park, Sigma Kappa Will Cangialosi, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Alpha Sigma Phi Kyle Collier, University of South Florida, Pi Kappa Alpha Austin Fitch, Wright State University, Sigma Phi Epsilon...

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Fraternal Organizations Respond to Harvard Policy on Single-Gender Organizations

INDIANAPOLIS, May 9, 2016—Officials from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), issue the following statements in response to the policy announced Friday, May 6, 2016, by Harvard University that would sanction students who are members of single-gender organizations, beginning with the class entering 2017. At Harvard, fraternities and sororities—which are private organizations—are not affiliated with the university. Joint Statement from Dani Weatherford, Executive Director of the National Panhellenic Conference; Francisco Lugo, Commissioner of Member Services for the National Association of...

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