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.

Nominations for 2020 honors have closed. Winners will be announced in June. For questions, email



The Purdue University Interfraternity Council (IFC) was the first council to be fully compliant with the NIC Standards and IFC SOP. This group respects the rights, responsibilities and strategic direction of the overall fraternal movement and interfraternal partners. The council shows a strong commitment to values and a willingness to address difficult issues in a thoughtful manner.

In recent years, the Purdue IFC has worked to improve the fraternity average GPA, resulting in a graduation rate higher than the all-male average. The council’s friendliness to growth and recruitment has led to a 13% increase in total fraternity membership in the past five years. Members have more than doubled the community service hours provided in the past two years. Furthering their commitment to health and safety, the leadership newly adopted a medical amnesty policy that urges students to call for emergency help without fear of repercussions. These commitments to proactive policies and demonstrable leadership are the root of a quality fraternity experience on the Purdue campus.