UNC Interfraternity Council

Academics, Philanthropy, Brotherhood

Our Mission and Constitution


As the governing body for all twenty-seven IFC fraternities at UNC, the Interfraternity Council is the largest men’s organization on campus. With such a breadth of representation, our organization seeks to use its ability and means to create a far-reaching impact on the Carolina Community by advancing our four core values: scholarship, campus involvement, brotherhood, and philanthropy. We do this through each of our member chapters and the brothers that work therein. Through their tireless efforts, the IFC boasts a higher average GPA than the student body at-large, millions of dollars raised annually for charity, members in countless leadership positions across campus, and the cultivation of lifelong friendship after lifelong friendship. These are facts that we take great pride in as we continue Carolina's storied Greek tradition.

Our constitution spells out our purpose as an organization, and the underlying laws that allow us to provide a sovereign governance structure for, and in the interest of, our member chapters. These laws include the requirements and expectations of member fraternities, the terms of executive board membership and other interactive elements that exist between the IFC and its member chapters.

It also includes our bylaws, which define the various functions of the IFC, obligations of member chapters, our Code of Conduct and more.

Our constitution in its entirety can be found here: CONSTITUTION OF THE INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL - 2020.pdf

We invite each of you to explore our site and discover the great opportunities the IFC may have for you. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact someone on our executive board.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@UNCIFC) and like our Facebook Page (UNC Interfraternity Council) for all IFC-related news and updates.
Our Mission and Constitution

COVID-19 Response


COVID-19 Response
IFC COVID-19 Code of Conduct and Judicial Policy

To ensure the highest degree of public safety, the State of North Carolina, Orange County, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have instituted restrictions and guidelines to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. As residents in these jurisdictions and students of the University, all active members of the IFC should be aware of, and comply with, these policies. Members are encouraged to monitor the following pages for updates:

https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/covid-19-executive-orders
https://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/newsroom/covid-19
https://www.orangecountync.gov/2332/Coronavirus-COVID-19
https://carolinatogether.unc.edu/

It is the responsibility of every person and organization on campus to protect the health and well-being of our community. As social organizations, fraternities have a unique responsibility to the community to operate within the public safety guidelines established by the state and local governments and the University. The IFC will not tolerate any behavior from member chapters that puts our student body, faculty, or community at risk. 

Pursuant to Article IX of The Constitution of the Interfraternity Council, “The Judicial Policy of the IFC shall fall under the jurisdiction of the IFC Judicial Board, chaired by the IFC Vice President[s] of Judicial Affairs.” Due to the unprecedented nature of the coronavirus pandemic, the IFC Judicial Board has amended its judicial policy to include social gathering restrictions in line with state and local law and University guidelines. Violations will be adjudicated by the IFC Judicial Board, in consultation with the University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. If found responsible for a violation, member chapters could face sanctions including, but not limited to: a written warning, fines, recruitment restrictions, social probation, and/or loss of University recognition. 

The IFC Judicial Policy has been amended to include the following:

  • No member chapter shall host a gathering on its property in which the total crowd size is in violation of state/local law or University guidelines. 

As of July 22nd, 2020, state law prohibits indoor gatherings of 10+ people and outdoor gatherings of 25+ people. The details of this restriction, and others, are subject to change. Member chapters are responsible for monitoring any modifications. Even for acceptable gatherings under IFC Judicial Policy, all attendees are required, for as long as state/local law or University guidelines include such mandates or recommendations, to practice physical distancing and wear proper facial covering, especially in cases when physical distancing could be difficult to maintain. In an IFC Judicial Board hearing relating to a violation of social gathering policy, failure to take these precautions will be considered aggravating evidence.

The sanctioning chart below dictates how the IFC Judicial Board will impose a sanction for a violation of this policy. The expected sanctions listed in the chart serve as a starting point, and the IFC Judicial Board will determine on a case-by-case basis whether mitigating or aggravating evidence supports a deviation from the expected sanction.

Sanctioning Chart for IFC COVID-19 Judicial Policy Violations


Category


Description


Expected Sanction

Minor

The offending chapter hosted a gathering on its property in which the total crowd size was in violation of state/local law or University guidelines. The event posed a minimal risk to public safety. 

1st time offense

Written letter of warning


2nd time offense

Violation will be considered moderate

Moderate

The offending chapter hosted a gathering on its property in which the total crowd size was in violation of state/local law or University guidelines. The event posed a considerable risk to public safety. 

1st time offense

Required meeting with the IFC Judicial Board to establish comprehensive COVID-19 protocol and monetary fines in the amount determined by the IFC Judicial Board 

(collected funds will be donated to UNC Hospitals)


2nd time offense

Violation will be considered severe

Severe

The offending chapter hosted a gathering on its property in which the total crowd size was in violation of state/local law or University guidelines. The event posed a major risk to public safety and demonstrated a clear disregard for adverse effects on the University community.

For all offenses

Sanctions will be determined in consultation with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the University. Possible sanctions include, but are not limited to: recruitment restrictions, social probation, and/or loss of University recognition



To report a violation of this policy, please visit the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdo1Z7BnabgxDSktqAuv4rHTXhFIGCTlDnhUWDYjqAx_4VWJw/viewform?usp=sf_link

All responses will be shared with the University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and submissions can be made anonymously. 


Recruitment


IFC fraternities will host Fall 2020 Recruitment starting on Monday, August 17th in a totally virtual capacity, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A traditional recruitment environment with in-person events is simply not safe or responsible. Each chapter will be responsible for hosting their own virtual events throughout the recruitment period, so be sure to reach out to your preferred chapters to learn about their plans for recruitment. Bids will be extended by Friday, August 28th at 11:00 PM. By Sunday, August 30th at 11:00 PM, the men who have accepted bids from individual chapters must notify the chapter and formally accept their bid online at uncifc.com. After the August 30th deadline, any bids extended will expire and can no longer be accepted. Between August 31st and September 6th at 11pm, chapters will have the option to extend bids to any student registered for recruitment, in a less formal capacity. These bids hold the same value as any normal bid, but have only one deadline for extension and acceptance. To participate in rush, please do the following:

1. REGISTER ONLINE FOR IFC RECRUITMENT using this link (required).
2. ATTEND THE IFC RECRUITMENT KICKOFF through Zoom (video conferencing program). There will a meeting held prior to the beginning of the recruitment period to further explain how recruitment will function and to answer any questions you have, on August 16th at 9pm. Click here to join.
3. VISIT CHAPTER VIRTUAL EVENTS from August 17th to 28th, and from August 31st to September 6th.
4. CHAPTERS EXTEND BIDS: Chapters will extend bids to their desired new members by 11:00 PM on Friday, August 28th.
5. ACCEPT YOUR BID ONLINE: After selecting which chapter you would like to be a member of, accept your bid online using this link (required) by Monday, January 20th at 5:00 PM.

SCHEDULE:
-August 17th start
-August 28th at 11pm bid extension deadline
-August 30th at 11pm bid acceptance deadline
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-August 31st through September 6th at 11pm is rolling bid extension

Questions? Email our Vice President of Recruitment, Harrison Hill, at hlhill14@live.unc.edu

Our Chapters


Alpha Epsilon Pi

President: Sean McDowell

Alpha Sigma Phi

President: Harrison Liu

Alpha Tau Omega

President: Jack Connelly

Beta Theta Pi

President: Brad Lewis

Beta Upsilon Chi

President: Brett McCraw

Chi Phi

President: Philippe Didisheim

Chi Psi

President: Collins Alexander

Delta Chi

President: Liam Bendezu

Delta Kappa Epsilon

President: Vance Brice

Delta Upsilon

President: Alex Smith

Kappa Alpha Order

President: Thad Creech

Kappa Sigma

President: Alex Busch

Lambda Chi Alpha

President: Zeke Trezise

Phi Delta Theta

President: Buck Stuckey

Phi Gamma Delta

President: John Hayden Sylvester

Pi Kappa Alpha

President: Danny King

Pi Kappa Phi

President: Chris Reynolds

Pi Lambda Phi

President: Dhruv Boinapally

Sigma Chi

President: Brendan Carr

Sigma Nu

President: Matthew Spangler

Sigma Phi

President: Daniel Fan

Zeta Beta Tau

President: RJ King

Zeta Psi

President: Cameron Underseth

The Greek Experience


IFC Exeutive Board


Brandon Wacaser


President

Brandon Wacaser is a Junior from Cary, NC majoring in Business on a Pre-Med track and a member of Phi Gamma Delta. As the President of the Interfraternity Council, Brandon oversees the operations of the council, its budget, and the independent agencies that operate therein.

Coleman Johnson


Vice President of Internal Affairs

Coleman Johnson is a Junior from Waxhaw, NC double majoring in Statistics and Economics and a member of Delta Upsilon. As Vice President of Internal Affairs, Coleman handles chapter relations and organizational strategies while serving as second in command over the Council.

Harrison Hill


Vice President of Recruitment

Harrison Hill is Junior from Greensboro, NC majoring in Exercise and Sports Science and a member of Kappa Alpha Order. As Vice President of Recruitment, Harrison is tasked with establishing the recruitment protocols for both the fall and spring rush periods. Additionally, he is responsible for ensuring chapter integrity during recruitment.

Connor Groce


Vice President of Public Relations

Connor Groce is a Sophomore from Clemmons, NC majoring in Political Science and a member of Pi Kappa Phi. As Vice President of Public Relations, Connor maintains the public face of the organization. Dealing with imaging issues, publicity, and outreach for both individual chapters and the Council at large. Connor shapes the view outsiders have on the fraternal system.

Lawton Gresham


Vice President of Finance

Lawton is a Sophomore from Greensboro, NC majoring in Business and a member of Phi Gamma Delta. As Vice President of Financial Affairs, Lawton handles all organizational funds, facilitates transactions between chapters and the Council, and takes care of the organization's many financial needs.

Daniel Mogilevsky


Vice President of Judicial Affairs

Daniel Mogilevsky is a Sophomore from Atlanta, GA majoring in Business and a member of Sigma Nu. As Vice President of Judicial Affairs, Daniel is tasked with maintaining the moral integrity of the Council and its contributing members. Along with his counterpart, he ensures that the IFC's guidelines and bylaws are being upheld.

Will Spillman


Vice President of Judicial Affairs

As Vice President of Judicial Affairs, Will is tasked with maintaining the moral integrity of the Council and its contributing members. Along with his counterpart, he ensures that the IFC's guidelines and bylaws are being upheld.

Sheel Chandra


Vice President of Events

Sheel Chandra is a Sophomore from Cary, NC majoring in Business and a member of Delta Upsilon. As Vice President of Events, Sheel is tasked with designing, creating, and handling all large events put on by the Council. In addition, he provides member chapters with assistance or advice as to how they can best plan their event.

Andrew Kabealo


Vice President of Sustainability

Andrew Kabealo is a Sophomore double majoring in Economics and Environmental Studies from Winston Salem, NC and a member of Sigma Nu. As Vice President of Sustainability, Andrew works with individual chapters to implement policies and changes to reduce their environmental footprint. Additionally, he works with other sustainability focused student organizations to devise new ways for inter-organizational collaboration.

Events


F.A.Q


At UNC-Chapel Hill, our IFC fraternities have cemented a precedent of excellence in improving the greater community through philanthropy and community service. Throughout the school year, our chapters work with one another to raise money for a multitude of causes, from Relay for Life and the Eve Carson Memorial Fund, to Camp Kesem and the “Brothers For” Habitat project. Each chapter dedicates thousands of hours each year to their own local and/or national philanthropy, including the Children’s Miracle Network, the American Red Cross, and the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Philanthropy and community service are long- honored traditions of our fraternity system, and we strongly encourage all new members tofind personally meaningful ways to continue this tradition.
By joining a fraternity here at UNC, you enter an environment that nurtures academic excellence. In fact, on average, Greek students consistently perform better academically than the general student body. For the past 13 consecutive years, the All-Greek GPA has been higher than the All-University GPA. For example, for the fall  semester, the All-Greek GPA was 3.3, while the All- University GPA was 3.2. Fraternity men here at UNC are no exception to this trend of Greek students’ strong academic performance; for the fall semester, the All-IFC GPA of 3.22 was also higher than the All-University GPA. Each chapter also has multiple programs in place, such as brother tutoring programs and academic incentives, to support those who may struggle at any point.
All IFC fraternities at UNC-Chapel Hill have a risk management program that conforms to the standards of their individual national organization and complies with University policies, as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws. Additionally, the Interfraternity Council has adopted a risk management policy for their 24 member organizations. Each fraternity is also required to have a written accountability/judicial process that addresses, at a minimum, issues of hazing, alcohol and drug violations, and interpersonal violence, and the IFC maintains a standards board
to hear and adjudicate matters of chapter- wide misconduct. Each semester, every IFC fraternity participates in mandatory risk management training through the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement, which covers reducing risk related to fire safety, social events, and house management.
The IFC is committed to fostering organizations that provide a positive, and safe environment for new and existing members. The IFC expressly prohibits hazing or any activity that puts a student’s physical, emotional, or psychological health and safety at risk. Through the OFSL-CI, there are two ways for students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members to report incidents that are physically, emotionally, or psychologically detrimental and damage the integrity of the fraternity community. The anonymous Hazing Hotline is available in two forms: an online form available at ofslci.unc.edu and a 24- hour telephone hotline available at 919.962.8298.The Interfraternity Council Judicial Board investigates all reports of hazing thoroughly and adjudicates policy violations as appropriate.

IFC Policy: Hazing that causes or permits an individual, with or without consent, to engage in activities that subject that individual or others to risks of physical injury, mental distress, or personal indignities of a highly offensive nature, in connection with recruitment, initiation, or continued membership in a society, fraternity or sorority, club, or similar organized group whether or not recognized by the University.” [Instrument of Student Judicial Governance, §II.C.1.f]  

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA HAZING LAW 14-35. Hazing; definition and punishment. It is unlawful for any student in attendance at any university, college, or school in this State to engage in hazing, or to aid or abet any other student in the commission of this offense. For the purposes of this section hazing is defined as follows: "to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, or as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group, including any society, athletic team, fraternity or sorority, or other similar group." Any violation of this section shall constitute a Class 2 misdemeanor. (2003) 14.38 Witnesses in hazing trials; no indictment to be founded on self-incriminating testimony. In all trials for the offense of hazing any student or other person subpoenaed as a witness in behalf of the State shall be required to testify if called upon to do so: Provided, however, that no student or other person so testifying shall be amenable or subject to indictment on account of, or by reason of, such testimony. (1913, C. 169, s. 8; C.S., s. 4220.)  

Questions to ask to determine if an act or event may be considered hazing (1) Is alcohol involved? (2) Will active/current members of the group refuse to participate with the new members and do exactly what they're being asked to do? (3) Does the activity risk emotional or physical abuse? (4) Is there risk of injury or a question of safety? (5) Do you have any reservation describing the activity to your parents, to a professor or University official? (6) Would you object to the activity being photographed for the school newspaper or filmed by the local TV news crew? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," the activity is probably hazing.   
The IFC believes that a student’s new member period, which lasts no longer than eight weeks, should be one of growth and discovery. During this period, a new member learns about the history and rituals of his fraternity, and becomes better acquainted with his fellow new members and with all of the members of his chapter. It is the hope of the Interfraternity Council that the active members of the chapter will serve as mentors by sharing experiences, offering advice, and monitoring the study habits and academic achievements of each new member. To ensure that these goals are met, the IFC maintains a Code of Conduct that outlines a set of standards to be upheld and embraced by the fraternity community, and are enforced by the IFC Judicial Board. To further enhance the new member education process, the IFC also hosts four mandatory new member education sessions throughout the course of each semester. These informative, engaging sessions cover a variety of topics, from drug and alcohol safety to making the most of your fraternity experience.
While each fraternity's dues are different, there are some similarities across the system. In-house dues include room charges, utilities, approximately 10 to 14 meals each week, as well as things such as leadership training, retreat costs, intramural sports, social activities, building and house improvement fees, national dues, liability insurance, and academic incentives. Out-of-house dues include the same except for rent, utilities, and possibly a limited meal plan. New member dues include the same as out-of-house member dues with a few one-time fees for initiation and dues to the national organization. As these numbers show, it is often less expensive to live in a fraternity house than on campus or in Granville Towers.

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  • FPG Student Union, Suite 3508

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