The IFC Awards Program honors those who advance the movement and have a direct, positive impact on fraternity.

We look forward to continuing to celebrate student success through the expanded IFC Awards Program, recognizing those campuses and councils that exemplify NIC Standards and aim to align with IFC Standard Operating Procedures.

Please direct any questions about the awards process and the development of this program to

Apply for 2023 IFC Awards

Submit a nomination now for the 2023 IFC Awards Program through the application links below! The application deadline is Sunday, October 15.

Please note, these awards recognize the Council itself, not the organizations/chapters comprising the Council. Individual awards are given to Outstanding IFC President and Outstanding IFC Advisor.

Prepare Your Nomination


  • Excel among peers and exemplify what it means to be IFC members
  • Support NIC Positions and align with NIC Standards
  • IFC should be in good standing with the NIC


Open the online submission portal for the award type, below. Here’s what you will need to complete the 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 the nominee in the best way you can. The more information you provide, the more likely your nomination is to stand out.

Letter(s) of endorsement
At least one is required for all entries, however, multiple letters are encouraged. There is no length requirement.

  • Institutional – University/college endorsement is required

Additional documentation (optional)
We welcome supplemental endorsements from inter/national fraternity offices, advisors/volunteers or others.

Apply or Make a Nomination

Outstanding Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15

Outstanding Community Service

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.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15

Outstanding Peer Governance

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.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15

Outstanding IFC President

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. Must have completed their role as IFC President in the past academic year.

  • 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.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15

Outstanding IFC

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.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15

Outstanding IFC Advisor

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. Must have held the role of IFC Advisor on the campus in the past academic year.

  • 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.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15


2022 IFC Awards

Click each link below to read about the recipients in each category.