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Position Statements

Position Statements Through the President & CEO, the NIC takes position on critical issues within the fraternity industry. Click to view and download each position statement: Benefits of Fraternity Membership Campus Security Authorities Open Expansion Role of the IFC Recognition Programs Recruitment Recruitment Restrictions as a Disciplinary Sanction Relationship Statements Right to Exist Single-Sex Organizations Recent News Clark J. Brown joins NIC team as General Counsel Indianapolis, May 29, 2018—Clark J. Brown will join the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) team as General Counsel beginning Aug. 31. In this role, Brown will provide expert counsel to the NIC, advocating for student and organization rights and... Read More A Force for Positive Change In response to Theta Tau incident at Syracuse University: Like so many, we are disgusted by the hateful demonstration of racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and misogyny displayed by Theta Tau at Syracuse University. While Theta Tau co-ed professional engineering... Read More #WhyUIFI – Immersive, intentional, life-changing Jack Kreman Chief Operating Officer, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Past UIFI Facilitator  I’ve worked for my fraternity since 2004. In that time, I’ve been a part of many leadership and educational programs. I work with the talented team at DTD to educate our members, I... Read More #WhyUIFI – There’s never been a better time Emily Carney, Pi Beta Phi, Arizona State University 2015 UIFI Participant, 2017 UIFI Student Coordinator  I had the...

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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 Clark J. Brown joins NIC team as General Counsel Indianapolis, May 29, 2018—Clark J. Brown will join the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) team as General Counsel beginning Aug. 31. In this role, Brown will provide expert counsel to the NIC, advocating for student and organization rights and... Read More A Force for Positive Change In response to Theta Tau incident at Syracuse University: Like so many, we are disgusted by the hateful demonstration of racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and misogyny displayed by Theta Tau at Syracuse University. While Theta Tau co-ed professional engineering... Read More #WhyUIFI – Immersive, intentional, life-changing Jack Kreman Chief Operating Officer, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Past UIFI Facilitator  I’ve worked for my fraternity since 2004. In that time, I’ve been a part of many leadership and educational programs. I work with the talented team at DTD to educate our members, I... Read More #WhyUIFI – There’s never been a better time Emily Carney, Pi Beta Phi, Arizona State University 2015 UIFI Participant, 2017 UIFI Student Coordinator  I had the privilege of attending UIFI in 2015, going into...

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NIC Standards

NIC standards ask each member to live to the highest standards of fraternity membership. NIC Standards The leadership of the NIC’s member fraternities passed a set of standards (revised in 2015) that will propel fraternities to be who we say we are. These standards call upon leadership to create some changes to today’s fraternity and asks each member to live to the highest standards of fraternity membership. Membership in the NIC requires each member organization to adhere to the following Standards of Membership, known as the NIC Standards. Undergraduate chapters are self-governing. Nothing in the NIC Standards shall be interpreted to imply that a member organization has a duty to provide day-to-day supervision or direction, or control the daily activities of undergraduate chapters and/or individual members associated with that member organization. However, member organizations are expected to provide appropriate follow up with their chapters on compliance with NIC Standards to the same extent they follow up with chapters on compliance with the policies of the member organization and to provide its undergraduate chapters with ongoing education on the NIC Standards. Failure of a member organization to provide appropriate follow up with their chapters on compliance with NIC Standards shall subject the member organization to appropriate action by the NIC, up to and including suspension or expulsion of membership in this voluntary trade association. Academic Enrichment Each member organization shall...

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Fraternities that Belong to the NIC

The NIC is a trade association that represents 66 international and national men's fraternities. These organizations have 6,100 chapters located on 800 campuses, with 380,000 undergraduate members and 4.2 million alumni. Fraternities that Belong to the NIC The NIC represents a diverse range of inter/national men’s fraternities, including historically black, multicultural and emerging organizations: FraternityGreek LettersFounding Date Acacia May 12, 1904 Alpha Chi Rho Α Χ ΡJune 4, 1895 Alpha Delta Gamma Α Δ ΓOctober 10, 1924 Alpha Delta Phi Α Δ ΦOctober 29, 1832 Alpha Epsilon Pi Α Ε ΠNovember 7, 1913 Alpha Gamma Rho Α Γ ΡOctober 10, 1904 Alpha Kappa Lambda Α Κ ΛApril 22, 1914 Alpha Phi Alpha Α Φ ΑDecember 4, 1906 Alpha Sigma Phi Α Σ ΦDecember 6, 1845 Alpha Tau Omega Α Τ ΩSeptember 11, 1865 Beta Chi Theta Β Χ ΘJune 2, 1999 Beta Sigma Psi Β Σ ΨApril 17, 1925 Beta Theta Pi Β Θ ΠAugust 8, 1839 Beta Upsilon Chi Β Υ ΧApril 27, 1985 Chi Phi Χ ΦDecember 24, 1824 Chi Psi Χ ΨMay 20, 1841 Delta Chi Δ ΧOctober 13, 1890 Delta Kappa Epsilon Δ Κ ΕJune 22, 1844 Delta Lambda Phi Δ Λ ΦOctober 15, 1986 Delta Phi Δ ΦNovember 17, 1827 Delta Psi Δ ΨJanuary 17, 1847 Delta Sigma Phi Δ Σ ΦDecember 10, 1899 Delta Tau Delta Δ Τ ΔJanuary 1, 1858 Delta Upsilon Δ ΥNovember 4, 1834...

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NIC 2.0

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...

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