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NIC to Host Special Program During AFA Annual Meeting

At this year’s Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting in Boston, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) will host a special pre-conference program:   The Future of Fraternities Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 1 to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will feature both presentations and small-group conversations that: Provide an update on the progress of NIC 2.0 Explore what our priorities and initiatives mean for you as a campus professional and how they can positively impact your community Provide an update on the progress of the NIC Presidential Commissions on alcohol, hazing and sexual assault Gather input to explore how together, we can chart...

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NIC Campus Support

Campus Support—Partnering to facilitate lasting, positive change in fraternity communities Taking Your IFC to the Next Level Fraternities are at a unique time in our history. To thrive today and beyond, fraternal culture must evolve. This will require greater partnership, collaboration and support than campuses, fraternities, chapters and the NIC have ever had. To create change within the global fraternity experience, we must focus attention at the local level. The NIC’s Campus Support Model strikes against a one-size-fits-all approach. This model prepares the community to take action and empowers interfraternal leaders toward peer governance, helping your community move toward the Vision for Fraternity Communities—Engendering Trust and Confidence in the Fraternity Experience. The NIC Campus Support Model: Provides vision and direction, yet allows for local campus customization. Fosters collaboration among local and inter/national stakeholders. Maximizes value to students and alumni. Focuses industry experts and partners on supporting campuses. Ensures consistent campus support within a high-turnover industry. The NIC Campus Support Model bundles the tools you need to improve the fraternity experience—consultation, resources, programs, assessments, and even discounts on services that will benefit your fraternity and sorority community. This maximizes value for your fraternity community, while helping you streamline planning and budgeting. You’ll also find that many offerings in our levels of support—like educational programs—can benefit the larger fraternity and sorority community on your campus, not just IFC. When your IFC pays its annual NIC dues (by Sept. 1 each year), it will...

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NIC Establishes Transgender Inclusion Working Group

Fraternities have reached out to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for insight around inclusion as the needs of transgender college students have recently received increased attention. The NIC has established a working group to review the student development and legal perspectives in this area. “We have heard from fraternities that they would like more education in this area,” said NIC President & CEO Judson Horras. “They are listening to their members and constituents and seeking out greater information around potential policy options and their implications.” The Transgender Inclusion Working Group will: Conduct a scan of existing membership inclusion and/or...

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NIC Medals

NIC Medals As one of the oldest traditions in the interfraternal world, the presentation of the NIC Gold and Silver Medals dates back more than 70 years. The Gold Medal is presented for lifelong service to the interfraternal community and is the highest honor that the NIC can bestow. The Silver Medal is presented for 25 years or more of service to the interfraternal community. We are pleased to recognize four 2017 NIC Silver Medal honorees for their outstanding commitment to interfraternalism. dr. mari ann callais silver medal recipient Theta Phi Alpha  Dr. Mari Ann Callais began her tenure in the fraternal movement as a fraternity/sorority life professional at both Mississippi State University and Southeastern Louisiana University. Throughout the 25 years that have followed, and counting, Dr. Callais has become a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator for fraternity and sorority leadership events, a staff member of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity serving as Senior Director of Special Initiatives, and as national president of Theta Phi Alpha, among other notable roles serving the fraternal industry. “Few individuals represent, for me, quite the same level of personal and professional excellence and commitment as Dr. Callais,” one nominator wrote. “She has spoken to hundreds of thousands of students, providing not only valuable insight into the practical application of fraternal values, but also a strong role model of lifelong dedication to fraternity. Hers is an...

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NIC Awards & Recognition

NIC Awards & Recognition 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. The NIC Awards of Distinction, Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Laurel Wreath Award play a significant role in the advancement of the NIC mission and vision, and the industry as a whole. Recognizing the value and impact of individual and group efforts on college/university campuses and within fraternal organizations conveys the importance of innovation, courage, and commitment to fraternal values. Nomination Process March 1: The NIC puts out a call for nominations for the for Awards of Distinction or the NIC Gold Medal, Silver Medal, or Laurel Wreath Award. Nomination forms are available electronically on the NIC website, and information is widely disseminated to member fraternities and campuses. Anyone can nominate an individual or organization for the awards. April 15: Award nominations due Late May: The NIC notifies honorees. Summer and fall: NIC representatives present awards to the winners in their local communities through public ceremonies on their campuses or at inter/fraternal events and programs. Contact the awards coordinator, Kristin Fouts, with questions. Awards of Distinction The Awards of Distinction recognize an Undergraduate, Chapter or Council for excellence in leadership and service and embodying the values and standards of fraternity and the NIC. Nominees are true exemplars of the fraternal experience. A new award,...

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