Mission Statement

The Interfraternity Council is an Executive body operating collaboratively with the Fraternity and Sorority Life office commissioned to assist, aid, and inform all Interfraternity chapter organizations. We serve to protect the interests of every organization within the Virginia Tech  fraternal community.

Vision

The IFC aims to advocate for, educate, and inspire all fraternal men while working  collaboratively with people across the Virginia Tech community. The IFC advocates for the interests of the Interfraternity Council and individual organizations to their University faculties. In addition, the IFC focuses on education both active members and new members about the importance of risk, recruitment, scholarship, philanthropy, and more. Finally, IFC’s goal is to inspire all members within the IFC community to be the best versions of themselves.

Admist all of this, the IFC works closely with all different kinds of ornaizations across campus. For example, IFC’s philanthropy, in conjunction with Virginia Tech Police Department, is No Hokie Left Behind which focuses on the safety and awareness of all Hokies. This collaboration incorporates advising, program development, as well as recruitment across the board. In addition, close connections are made with UCFS, PHC,NPHC, and the FSL office, with the goal of bringing everyone together as on community.

Overview

The Virginia Tech Interfraternity Council advises 29 recognized fraternity chapters, making it not only one of the largest advisory boards on campus, but also across the nation. We are not a disciplinary or governing body, but rather an informative resource for all the organizations within the IFC. We also act as a liaison between the chapters and the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office. We have 12 exec members along with an adviser that helps mediate meetings as well as challenge us to be the best leaders we can be.

Each week there is a Presidents Meeting, located in the basement of New Hall West, where each chapter’s President and each IFC exec member collaborate about ideas to help better our community in addition to the entire Fraternity and Sorority community at Virginia Tech. We work together with other Fraternity and Sorority life councils along with other campus student groups to help achieve a strong and impactful community.

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Our Goals

LOWER THE LETTER BARRIER

Every fraternity man values the letters across his chest, but that does not mean he cannot interact with others who have different letters. The IFC strives to encourage active members to lower the “letter barrier” members tend to put up and work together with men of different chapters.

BUILD COMMUNITY

The Fraternity and Sorority Life community has an incredible amount of potential to be the strongest community on campus. Due to its size and available resources, our goal is to help member realize these assets and lead them to come together as one community.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Since executive council positions only last one year, each member puts forth their best effort to better the presidents and members fraternal experience. We are always trying to build on previous members projects and ideas so each term is unique in its own way.

HERE WHEN YOU NEED US

Assistance is one of our main purposes. We aim to help chapter presidents and members with any questions or concerns they have. These can be regarding Fraternity life, leadership, or about the community. If we cannot answer your question, we will direct you to the person that can. We are located in New Hall West in the FSL office if you have any questions or email us at virginiatechifc@gmail.com

Opportunities within IFC

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The Celebration

The Celebration

The Celebration is the annual recognition event to honor undergraduate leaders, alumni/ae members, and chapters that have led with distinction throughout the year. Fraternity and Sorority Life distributes to each chapter an awards packet during the fall semester, and the honors are presented in April.

President's Academy

President's Academy

The IFC President's Academy of Leadership is intended to be an opportunity to bring together the IFC executive committee and chapter presidents to share experiences as each of them look towards a new year of leadership as fraternity men. The goals of the Academy are simple: to help leaders recognize how a life of courageous leadership will assist them in being successful at challenging the status quo in their chapter; to equip leader with the necessary skills to inspire a shared vision for their organization; for leaders to critically consider how a lifestyle of curiosity, generosity, vulnerability, and authenticity (Social Excellence) will help them further connect people to purpose; and to assist leaders in considering the role of Ritual can play in demonstrating the relevancy of fraternity membership at Virginia Tech.

Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI)

Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI)

The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) is sponsored by the North-American Interfraternity Conference. UIFI is a five-day institute that brings together fraternity and sorority leaders from across the country 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. At UIFI you will be given the skills to increase your leadership capacity and positively affect your chapter, council, and community. Individual five-day sessions occur throughout the summer at Indiana University. IFC and PHC provide scholarship each year to community members for an all-expenses paid participation in UIFI.

Central Fraternal Leadership Conference and National Black Greek Leadership Conference

Central Fraternal Leadership Conference and National Black Greek Leadership Conference

The Association of Fraternal Values and Leadership (AFLV) sponsors this annual conference. Programming includes position-specific information for fraternity/sorority governing councils and chapter leaders. During this weekend, fraternity and sorority leaders also get to enjoy the opportunity of meeting fellow brothers and sisters from chapter across the country. This three-day conference is attended each year by council officers and invited chapter members of IFC, NPHC, PHC and UCFS.

Fraternal Leadership Institute (FLI)

Fraternal Leadership Institute (FLI)

The Fraternal Leaders Institute: Inspire (FLI) is a three-day leadership experience for members throughout the fraternity and sorority community. Grounded in the philosophy that you have the talents and skills to be a transformative leader - this experience aims to increase a sense of belonging; cultivate your knowledge to be a positive social change agent; create a sense of global citizenship; and advance Fraternity and Sorority Life at Virginia Tech! For the 2015-16 academic year institutes will occur on the following dates: November 20-22, 2015, February 19-21, 2016 and May 16-18, 2016. Visit GobblerConnect to apply!

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