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The following is from The Balanced Banner Spring 2010: IFC "Snap Shot" by Alex Woodlief Class of 2011.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Northeastern University is the governing council for the nine IFC Fraternities on our campus, SigEp included. At just under 500 members (491), the IFC represents roughly 40 percent of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Northeastern. As SigEps we strive to be not only the strongest Fraternity in the IFC, but the best student group at Northeastern. Having graduated 17 seniors, SigEp now stands at 61 men, third in the IFC for manpower to begin the Fall of 2010. With a 3.15 GPA, we also sit third in the IFC for academics, and higher than the Fraternity and Sorority Life average of 3.10.
The main responsibility of the IFC is to foster the improvement of its members both individually, and as Chapters. The IFC meets weekly throughout the year to discuss events, organize programs and make decisions that ensure the health of the Fraternal Community. This past year SigEp was fortunate to have three of its Brothers serve in leadership roles within IFC: Alex Woodlief as President, Nick Forth as Parliamentarian, and Andrew Bosworth as Athletics Chair. Each dedicated time and energy every week to help improve the Fraternity environment as a whole at Northeastern.
This year, the IFC revamped its new member education program, "Jr. IFC," in an effort to better prepare the new members of the Council for Fraternity Life at Northeastern.
Each one of SigEp's new members from the Fall of 2009, and the Spring of 2010 experience these educational sessions ranging from an introduction to Greek life, time management skills, and practicing responsible behavior in the College environment.
The biggest event of the year for the IFC is without a doubt "Greek Week." In March at the end of each school year, the IFC collaborates with the three other Greek Councils on campus to put on a week of events including outdoor sports, a talent show, dance competition and culminating with an awards night. It is during Awards that the IFC recognizes its member Chapters for excellence. We are proud as SigEp to be the 2010 IFC Fraternity of the Year!
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