Augusta University’s Interfraternity Council receives national recognition

Kevin Faigle February 13, 202

Augusta University Intrafraternity Council members

The Augusta University Interfraternity Council (IFC) has received the Outstanding IFC Award from the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), placing AU alongside universities like Clemson University, Kansas State University, Ohio State University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Texas and Virginia Tech.

The award recognizes IFCs that excel in operations and positively impact their member chapters, their fraternity and sorority communities and host institutions.

By honoring Augusta University with the award, the IFC Awards Program commended AU’s excellent website and communications, record recruitment, academic achievement, revised governing documents and reestablished framework for effective peer governance.

Tate Allen, last year’s president, noticed there was some ambiguity in their by-laws. Following standards set by the NIC, Allen and the rest of the local council diligently worked to make the language clearer so the fraternities had better guidance.

The IFC also made a major effort to expand its role to not only take care of the fraternities but to be more of community-involved student organization.

While winning the award came as a surprise, Allen said it is a testament to the work the IFC has been doing.

“I was kind of blown away,” said Allen. “I know we did a really good job, but I didn’t think we were going to get recognized nationally. So it was kind of surreal to get that email saying that we were honored.”