The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is an entity established to govern, guide, and address the fundamental and long-term needs of the five Greek social fraternities at the University of Nebraska – Kearney. It is a body is comprised of two delegates from every fraternity and eight executive board members. The purpose and responsibility of the executive board is to govern, educate, and promote a true sense of community between the five fraternities.
In addition, IFC establishes scholarship goals, risk management guidelines, educational programming, service opportunities, social events, and much more. The Interfraternity Council meets on Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters at 5:30 p.m. and are held in Room 312 of the Nebraskan Student Union. For additional information, visit the North-American Interfraternity Conference website
or contact Josh S. Edgar, Interfraternity Council President, via email at: email@example.com
Benefits of Membership
Probably the most rewarding aspect of joining fraternity life is experiencing the brotherhood of a fraternity's members. It provides the opportunity for incoming students to immediately find a close-knit group of gentlemen who are sure to become lifelong friends. At a university of 7,100+ fraternity life allows it newest members to find their niche both on the University of Nebraska – Kearney campus and in the Kearney community. In order to become an eligible member of IFC, a student needs to be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester) at the University of Nebraska – Kearney and be a member of one of the fraternities that is a recognized chapter of the Interfraternity Council.
Leadership and Character
Character is the quality that a man possess to assume a place as a respected, mature leader in his community and in his work. The fraternity community fosters an environment for individuals to cultivate the initiative, poise, and responsibility that form the foundation of a character. As a fraternity member gains experience and gathers advice from the leaders of his fraternity, he can learn from their success and develop strong leadership qualities of his own.
A common misconception is that joining a fraternity will take away from classes and study time. In actuality, fraternities at the University of Nebraska – Kearney provide study rooms, faculty advisors or faculty fellows, and peer mentoring and tutoring to aid members in their scholastic efforts. The 400+ members of the Interfraternity Council represent a broad array of majors, this ensures that a new member will find specialized help from within their fraternity or perhaps establish a collaboration with a member in another fraternity. In addition, IFC fraternities have minimum GPA requirements that new members must maintain in order to become active members. Finally, each fraternity is ranked by GPA semesterly, providing friendly competition amongst the fraternities in IFC to further encourage academic excellence.
When a new member joins a fraternity, he immediately becomes part of an organization of unique and diverse individuals. He has the ability to cultivate lasting relationships with both brothers from his fraternity and other members of the sorority and fraternity community. Also, there is an endless array of social opportunities available to fraternity members to mix and establish networking connections with classmates, non-members of the Greek community, and university staff and faculty. Additionally, IFC fraternities have ample support and vast connections with alumni. This provides the future-minded member the chance to access an already existing network of successful people who are ready to assist in furthering a brother's career.