The Council Award of Distinction recognizes Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) that excel in operations and positively impact their member chapters, the fraternity/sorority community and host institutions.
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL
The University of Alabama Interfraternity Council (IFC) officers have demonstrated leadership and dedication throughout the past year, as they worked with the other fraternity and sorority councils to maintain a campus environment conducive to the success of chapters, as well as making a positive impact on the safety and wellbeing of fraternity and sorority members. The IFC has proactively worked with leadership of inter/national headquarters and the NIC to help improve the community.
In the fall of 2017, the IFC recognized a need in the community to create more resources and support for students with mental health issues. In the past year, the IFC assisted in establishing and significantly contributing to the RESPECT (Reaching Every Student Possible Ensuring Care and Treatment) Endowed Support Fund. Earnings from this fund support campus programs and organizations that promote student health and well-being. More recently, the IFC has focused its efforts on increasing the safety and security of all UA students as a top priority. Two noteworthy initiatives are the IFC New Member Education Summit and an inaugural barbeque with the UA Police Department and Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue. These initiatives have been paramount in the risk reduction conversation and has increased collaboration between the fraternity community, local law enforcement and first responders.