The North American Interfraternity Conference’s Council Award of Distinction recognizes Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) that excel in operations and positively impact their member chapters, the fraternity/sorority community and host institutions.
The 2020 honoree was the Texas A&M IFC!
This group has made incredible strides in the past year, showing a strong commitment to fraternal values and a willingness to step up and address difficult issues, while still prioritizing community-wide partnerships.
This IFC serves as the governing body for 18 fraternities, comprised of approximately 1,250 students, at the Southeastern Conference school. The council serves as a leader for all organizations on campus, advocating for transparency in conduct processes for all students and establishing a chain of communication internally and externally that has improved the public perception of the fraternity/sorority community. In the past year, the IFC adopted strong health and safety policies through the guidance of a new leadership taskforce, improved financial and operational management in alignment with the NIC SOP and hosted an inaugural leadership retreat. Re-energized IFC-wide new member programming includes bystander intervention training, career development tools and diversity and inclusion initiatives. The community’s grade-point average – consistently higher than the all-male GPA on campus – improved in the past two years.
This group’s progress in such a short time span shows its resolute dedication to having a positive, safe fraternal experience and serving as a leader on campus.
Read more: About the Aggie IFC