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.



This group has made incredible strides in the past year, showing a strong commitment to fraternal values and a willingness to step up and address difficult issues, while still prioritizing communitywide partnerships.

This IFC serves as the governing body for 18 fraternities, comprised of approximately 1,250 students, at the Southeastern Conference school. The council serves as a leader for all organizations on campus, advocating for transparency in conduct processes for all students and establishing a chain of communication internally and externally that has improved the public perception of the fraternity/sorority community. In the past year, the IFC adopted strong health and safety policies through the guidance of a new leadership taskforce, improved financial and operational management in alignment with the NIC SOP and hosted an inaugural leadership retreat. Re-energized IFC-wide new member programming includes bystander intervention training, career development tools and diversity and inclusion initiatives. The community’s grade-point average – consistently higher than the all-male GPA on campus – improved in the past two years.

This group’s progress in such a short time span shows its resolute dedication to having a positive, safe fraternal experience and serving as a leader on campus.