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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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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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NIC Condemns Harvard Policy Shift

CONTACT: Heather Kirk, Chief Communication Officer Statement from NIC President & CEO, Judson Horras INDIANAPOLIS, March 29, 2017—While fraternities focus on improving campus culture and strengthening higher education partnerships, Harvard’s decision to allow only women’s groups to continue operating as single-gender organizations affirms why we must also aggressively defend students’ rights. Harvard’s original policy trampled students’ association rights, and it now also serves as a blatant form of gender discrimination, which must be vigorously challenged. We strongly urge Harvard to reconsider their decision and accept our repeated offers to collaborate on solutions that create greater inclusivity, improve campus culture...

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LETTER FROM NIC PRESIDENT ON BLANKET, COMMUNITY-WIDE ACTIONS

Good afternoon, A lot of you, our campus partners, have asked for “the NIC’s position on system-wide actions” since several communities have recently resorted to various forms of blanket actions. First and foremost–we agree student safety must be our top priority. We also agree we need to hold students accountable for not meeting our shared expectations. As we talk about advancing communities, I think it’s important for everyone to understand the fundamental assumptions that guided the development of the NIC’s Vision for Fraternity Communities: There is no silver bullet: If there was one solution to fix negative aspects of campus cultures, it would have been done by now. Complex problems require multiple strategies working in coordination over a sustained period to foster dramatic change. Collaboration fosters commitment: A top-down strategy of issuing a bunch of new policies without buy-in isn’t going to move the needle. Engaging stakeholders in solutions that impact their lives fosters the commitment required for authentic change. Global strategy, local tactics: Each campus requires customized solutions that align with the industry’s direction and its unique environment. One block at a time: Campus cultural change will not happen overnight. Each campus needs an intentional, phased approach that moves its local culture in a positive direction.   So, here is why the NIC opposes blanket community actions: It disincentivizes following the rules and taking care of each other, since responsible students are...

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NIC Meeting of Members

NIC ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS ABOUT      REGISTRATION      DUAL PROGRAM EXPERIENCE      FGA PROGRAMMING      SCHEDULE       TRAVEL      ALLIANCE PARTNERS      CONTACT  Aug. 26-28    HYATT REGENCY INDIANAPOLIS    Save $100 before July 1   GATHERING FOR PROGRESS   The Annual Meeting of Members is the yearly gathering of NIC member organizations to conduct the business of the conference. Last year’s joint NIC Annual Meeting of Members and NICF The Foundations Seminar saw record attendance and greatly helped to forward conversation and professional development. We have used feedback from 2017 attendees to build upon our success and continue offering a valuable experience. For NIC member organizations, we are once again providing the Dual Program Experience that combines the Annual Meeting and The Foundations Seminar. The Dual Program provides over 35 hours of educational programs and time to connect and collaborate with staff, volunteers and partners across the industry.  REGISTRATION INFORMATION   The early-bird registration deadline is June 30. All registration types will increase $100 on July 1. The NIC Annual Meeting and accompanying events like Governing Council Meetings and the FGA Symposium will be held Aug. 26-28. The NICF The Foundations Seminar is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and will continue into Wednesday, Aug. 29. Use the toggles below to compare and learn more about registration types, including the Dual Program Experience that allows you to attend both conferences, as well as...

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