The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body of the men's fraternity system at the University of Rhode Island. There are currently 14 men's fraternities at URI, each of which is a chapter of a national or international organization. The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is the governing body of those organizations.
The 14 men's fraternities that make up the Interfraternity Council are: Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Chi, Zeta Beta Tau, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Pi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Theta Chi, Tau Epsilon Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Chi Phi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
The purpose of this non-profit organization shall be to promote cooperation among fraternities, to formulate rules and procedures for recruitment and new member education, to regulate interfraternity activities, and to insure cooperation between fraternities and other student organizations and the University administration.
We, the Interfraternity Council, know that the social fraternities of the University of Rhode Island are an integral part of the University. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the fraternities to cooperate with each other and the University Administration in the promotion of intellectual, social, and moral development of our undergraduate student members. As an instrument to further these ends and to maintain a bond of friendship among the fraternities of the University of Rhode Island we have created this mission.
The North-American Interfraternity Conference (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference) has a long and storied history as a body that has assisted fraternal organizations to work together. On November 27, 1909, 26 fraternities met to discuss critical issues facing fraternities at that time. A formal organization was completed in 1910. In 1931 the organization's name was changed from Interfraternity Conference to National Interfraternity Conference. In 1999, the leadership again changed the name to North-American Interfraternity Conference to celebrate the membership of brothers in Canada.
Today, the NIC has 64 member organizations with 5500 chapters located on 800 campuses in the United States and Canada with approximately 350,000 undergraduate members. The NIC is led by a Board of Directors comprised of 15 volunteers from member fraternities. The headquarters and professional staff are located in Indianapolis, IN.
The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. The NIC is also committed to enhancing the benefits of fraternity membership. Each of the 64 member organizations has adopted basic expectations of their members and agreed to the following Nine Basic Expectations:
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