We are pleased to announce the North American Interfraternity Conference is expanding our awards program.

This new program will honor those who advance the movement and have a direct, positive impact on fraternity.

We look forward to celebrating student success through the new, expanded IFC Awards Program, recognizing those campuses and councils that exemplify NIC Standards and aim to align with IFC Standard Operating Procedures. We will continue to celebrate the Awards of Distinction each summer with our member organizations.

Please direct any questions about the awards process and the development of this program to awards@nicfraternity.org.

Apply for 2022 IFC Awards

The application period for the 2022 IFC Awards process is now open! The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Honorees will be announced in December 2022.

ALL AWARD WINNERS SHOULD:

HOW TO NOMINATE

Here’s what you will need to complete each form:

Narrative (100 to 500 words)
Be thoughtful and creative. The NIC purposely doesn’t provide strict criteria for awards because we want to see innovation, enthusiasm and diversity — but we need you to tell us the story of your nominee in the best way you can. The more information you provide, the more likely your nomination is to stand out.

Letters of Endorsement
At least one is required for all entries. Multiple are letters encouraged. There is no length requirement.

Additional Documentation (optional)
We welcome links to articles, videos, webpages and any other relevant additional information.

Timeline
The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Honorees will be announced in December 2022.

Categories

Outstanding IFC Award 

The Outstanding IFC Award recognizes Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) that excel in operations and positively impact their member chapters, their fraternity/sorority communities and host institutions.  

  • Goes above and beyond to establish fraternal values that are woven into multiple facets of the experience, community and group attitude. 
  • Holds high standards for all chapters on their campus. 
  • Demonstrates excellence in all aspects of operations, service and interfraternalism. 

Alignment with IFC Standard Operating Procedures is considered for all nominations 


Outstanding IFC President Award 

The Outstanding IFC President Award recognizes IFC Presidents who’s leadership has been a driving force for growth, positive change and interfraternalism on their campus. 

  • Illustrates clear leadership that has shaped the future of their peers and the campus community. 
  • Deeply committed to the advancement of the fraternal experience and lives the highest standards of fraternity. 

Must have completed their role as IFC President in the past academic year; Alignment with IFC Standard Operating Procedures is considered for all nominations 


Outstanding IFC Advisor Award 

This award recognizes campus-based professionals working in fraternity/sorority life providing exceptional support to an Interfraternity Council in a manner that contributes to overall Council excellence, enhances peer-governance among students, exemplifies interfraternal values and models effective partnerships. 

  • Exemplifies fraternal values, mission and purpose. 
  • Shows collaborative leadership in addressing critical problems and affects systemic change for good. 
  • Inclusively committed to the personal development of all individuals, challenges students to be the best they can be and encourages progressive change within the Council. 

Must have held the role of IFC Advisor on the campus in the past academic year; Alignment with IFC Standard Operating Procedures is considered for all nominations


Outstanding Peer Governance Award 

This award recognizes Interfraternity Councils that excel in operations and adhere to the IFC Standard Operating Procedure: Governance. 

  • Illustrates commitment to their IFC Code of Conduct and Judicial Code. 
  • Implements officer structure inclusive of the nine functional areas provided by the SOP. 
  • Provides opportunities for IFC officers to educate the fraternity community on areas related to their position and duties. 

Alignment with IFC Standard Operating Procedures is considered for all nominations 


Outstanding Community Service Award 

This award recognizes Interfraternity Councils that participate in and provide opportunities for meaningful service within their campus community. 

  • Committed to actively participating in service opportunities on their college campus as an IFC. 
  • Provides information and service opportunities for their member organizations to participate in community service locally and/or on campus. 

Alignment with IFC Standard Operating Procedures is considered for all nominations 


Outstanding Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award 

This award recognizes Interfraternity Councils that actively practice adherence to the NIC DEI Position Statement recognizing that human diversity and embracing differing points of view allows for innovation and growth.

  • Illustrates commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion educational opportunities for the IFC, member fraternities and/or campus community at large. 
  • Actively engages campus and community partners to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in the fraternity experience. 

Alignment with IFC Standard Operating Procedures is considered for all nominations 


Outstanding Academic Performance Award 

This award recognizes Interfraternity Councils for achieving an all-fraternity GPA above the all-male GPA on their campus. 

Recognition based on GPA audit from information collected through FS Central