Indianapolis, May 22, 2023 – The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) has selected six individuals to join the 2023-2024 IFC Advisory Council. These undergraduate students have served on their respective campus Interfraternity Councils (IFC) and held numerous chapter leadership positions. They include Greg Abraham, University of Arizona; Braeden Boyle, High Point University; Rocco DeLorenzo, Cornell University; Chris Higby, Ohio State University; Charlie Schimmel, Louisiana State University; and Jake Sherman, University of Missouri. Learn more about these individuals below.
“We are grateful for these young men and their commitment to the fraternal movement,” said Will Foran, NIC Chief Operating Officer. “They play a critical role in continuing to enhance the resources available to Interfraternity Councils by providing strategic feedback and intentionally engaging with other fraternity leaders. We appreciate their willingness to volunteer their time over the next year.”
The IFC Advisory Council is a unique opportunity allowing undergraduate fraternity members to engage with industry leaders while helping to influence and shape the fraternity experience. They will assist with developing IFC resources, inter/national policy and mentoring other IFC officers. Members will begin meeting later this month and serve in this role for one year.
Greg serves as the current Interfraternity Council President at the University of Arizona. Prior to this, he served as the president of the Epsilon Alpha chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Braeden has served two terms as IFC President at High Point University (HPU). He serves as a student conduct board member in the Office of Student Conduct at HPU and a member of the student government executive council and was recently elected class president. In the Eta Xi chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Braeden has served as ritual chair, house manager/resident assistant.
Rocco currently serves as the Cornell University Interfraternity Council president and previously served as the vice president of membership and alumni development. He has served as risk manager and academic chair for the Alpha Psi chapter of Chi Psi Fraternity. Additionally, he was a member of the Cornell Undergraduate Student Assembly serving as the vice president of finance and as Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management representative.
Chris has served in many roles within the Ohio State University Interfraternity Council including vice president of recruitment, vice president of marketing and as president. He was also a cohort facilitator for the Greek programming board. Within the Ohio Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, he has served as vice programming of recruitment and vice president of programming.
Currently, Charlie is serving as the Interfraternity Council president at Louisiana State University. Previously, he served as the vice president, new member educator and pledge class president of the Beta Phi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Jake is the Interfraternity Council president at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a member of the Gamma Kappa chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Jake served as the director and senior director of philanthropy and other positions. He is active on campus serving on the steering committee for Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis and participating in the Missouri Real Estate Club, Business Careers in Entertainment and as a member of the Investment Group.
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The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is the trade association representing national and international men’s fraternities, including a diverse range of culturally and religious-based organizations. The NIC’s member organizations boast more than 6,000 chapters located on more than 550 campuses in the United States and Canada, with approximately 250,000 undergraduate members and nearly 4.2 million alumni.