The IFC executive board traveled to leadership development conferences during the past couple of weeks. From February 7-10, 2019, 11 students from the Inter-fraternity Council (executive board officers, chapter presidents, and emerging leaders) took on Indianapolis for the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values Central Conference (AFLV). This leadership conference had over 3,800 fraternity and sorority members in attendance.
Guest speakers included the CEO of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Brian Warren & the founder of “Because I said I would” Alex Sheen. With multiple speakers in attendance, students were able to specifically choose which education sessions and programs that benefited their organization and position. Students were able to engage in small group sessions, creating a more interactive environment between the speaker and the audience, to allow participants to dig into chapter and community issues.
Students from all four Greek councils (IFC, PH, MGC, NPHC) attended the same workshops and networked with their peers from all over the country. AFLV was a great networking and learning experience for our whole Greek community!
From February 20-23, 2019 the IFC executive board attended the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC) Leadership Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. SEIFC is another leadership conference that included most IFC executive boards in the ACC & SEC conferences. The FSU executive board got a feel of how other institution’s council function and govern their fraternities. In this conference, there were officer-specific tracks. Public relations chairs met with each other to discuss how to grow social media platforms, improve the image of Greek Life, and more. Administrative chairs met with each other and discussed successful ideas for philanthropies, while the scholarship chairs met to discuss ways to improve the overall GPA of their fraternities.
Both conferences provided great networking, bonding, and learning experiences for the board. We thank the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life once again for the great opportunities to help advance the fraternal movement!
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Florida State University is the governing body for 16 men’s fraternities on campus. The Interfraternity Council is dedicated to the academic and social development of its respective fraternities and their members. Members in IFC organizations are active in every aspect of campus. With a diverse array of fraternities, each with its own unique qualities, there is a perfect fit for each individual looking to join a fraternity in the council.
In order to promote and perpetuate the best interest of The Florida State University and the Greek letter social fraternities therein, to encourage the most complete intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development of the members of the fraternities, to ensure that the fraternities chartered at The Florida State University establish high standards and lofty pursuits, and to foster cooperation among said fraternities, and the University community, we do ordain and establish this constitution of the Interfraternity Council of The Florida State University. The Interfraternity Council of The Florida State University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
Florida State University's Greek Life 5 Year Vision
In 5 years the Fraternity and Sorority Community is unified, progressive, diverse and has mutual respect for one another. They will grow together to be fearless and have accomplished great strides of academic achievement and member development while establishing community initiatives and taking the reins of influence on Florida State University's campus. The Fraternity and Sorority Community will consistently live out their rituals and will respect and acknowledge the historical aspects and impact on their purpose. We will accomplish this by meeting monthly to assess the progress of our community in order to enhance it.
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