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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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Building Grassroots Programs Government Relations College Membership Breaking Records 50% Growth in Last Decade Recognizing Interfraternal Leadership NIC Awards of Distinction 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 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 #WhyUIFI – Immersive, intentional,... Apr 18, 2018 #WhyUIFI – There’s never bee... Apr 6, 2018 #WhyUIFI – Learning begins at the ... Apr 2, 2018 Todd Shelton joins NIC team as Senior Di... Mar 7, 2018 Interfraternal Organizations Unite to Ch... Feb 2, 2018 NIC Philosophy and Guidance on Community... Dec 8, 2017 NIC and NICF partner with ChapterSpot an... Nov 30, 2017 Archie Messersmith Joins NIC...

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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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Campus Pride Joins Fraternal Organizations in Urging Harvard to Reconsider Policy that Restricts Student Rights

After Harvard University announced May 6, 2016, that it would sanction students who are members of single-gender organizations, fraternal organizations came together to urge the university to reconsider its policy. Today, Campus Pride, the leading national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups, joins the organizations to advocate for student rights and ask Harvard to refocus on effective strategies to further campus safety and inclusion. “Harvard’s policy will not fix the serious campus problems of sexual assault or discrimination—much less classism and racism,” said Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer. “It will only drive them...

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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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