What is IFC? The Ohio University Interfraternity Council is the Greek governing body for fraternities on campus. The council is designed to guide the fraternities on campus in regards to academics, recruitment, and community service. The council provides opportunities for fraternities and their members to become productive members in the Ohio University community. The current IFC community consists of 3 colonies and 12 chapters with approximately 1,000 active brothers.
IFC is led by its Executive Board, campus advisers, and chapter delegates.
The Executive Board | Meet the 2017 Executive Board
IFC's Executive Board is led by 8 students from various fraternity chapters that are elected each year to the following positions:
- The duties and responsibilities of the President are as follows:
- Provide guidance and focus to the efforts of the General Body and Executive Committee.
- Preside over all meetings of the General Body and Executive Committee.
- Cast the final vote in the event of a tie.
- Build rapport and establish positive working relationships between IFC and Member Fraternity Presidents.
- Serve as the official spokesperson for the IFC community
- Establish positive working relationships with campus and local law enforcement agencies.
- Regularly interact with the leaders of other governing councils and campus organizations.
- Establish a working relationship with key college administrators.
- In order to be eligible for the position for IFC President the applicant must meet one of the following criteria: Served one full term on the IFC Executive Board OR Served one full term as their respective Member Fraternity President.
Vice President of Judicial Affairs
-The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President of Judicial Affairs are as follows:
- Serve as chair of the IFC Judicial Committee and serve as the non-voting Chief Justice of all IFC Judicial Board hearings.
- Investigate and refer to the IFC Judicial Board alleged violations of IFC policy, including but not limited to: The IFC Constitution, Bylaws, and policies; Federal, state, and local laws; The rules and regulations of Ohio University; and the general values-based conduct of fraternity men.
- Ensure proper filing and preparation for all judicial actions.
- Ensure compliance with all IFC judicial action imposed upon a Member Fraternity.
- Educate Member Fraternities on the IFC Constitution and Bylaws, judicial processes, and risk management policies.
- Conduct judicial policy and procedures training for new IFC Judicial Committee justices.
- Assist in conflict mediation between Member Fraternities.
- Review all IFC governance documents, at least annually.
- Provide assistance and support to Member Fraternity Judicial/Standards and Risk Management chairs
Vice President of Finance & Administration
-The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President of Finance & Administration are as follows:
- Serve as chair of the IFC Finance Committee.
- Supervise the annual budget process and will distribute said budget at the IFC General Body Meeting by the third (3rd) week of that semester.
- Collect IFC Member Fraternity dues or other assessments as needed.
- Maintain accurate records throughout the year through invoicing and receipts.
- Review and approve all IFC Expenditure Request Forms and IFC Reimbursement Request Forms.
- Make all disbursements with a cosigner (IFC Advisor).
- Prepare financial statements monthly and at the end of each term for distribution to all Member Fraternities.
- Make bank deposits when necessary and in a timely manner.
- Provide advice and support to Member Fraternity financial officers.
- Promote accountability amongst the Member Fraternities.
- Prepares agendas and takes minutes at General Body and Executive meetings
Vice President of Programming
- The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President of Member Development are as follows:
- Serve as the representative of the IFC on the planning committees for Homecoming and Greek Week
- Create, plan, and execute educational programming events for fraternity life
- Assist all Member Fraternity Programming and Social Chairs in planning and coordinating events.
Vice President of Recruitment
- The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President of Recruitment are as follows:
- Serve as chair of the IFC Recruitment Committee and oversee the Recruitment Delegates.
- Utilize technology (social media, fraternityinfo.com, etc.) in recruitment and marketing efforts.
- Produce and distribute promotional materials to all incoming students and unaffiliated students.
- Develop recruitment workshops and programs for Member Fraternities.
- Uphold the IFC Recruitment Policy and ensure no restrictive policies are placed on new member recruitment.
- Maintain an interest list of Potential New Members.
- Collect and maintain accurate New Member Rosters for each Member Fraternity.
- Provide advice and support to Member Fraternity recruitment officers.
Vice President of Member Development
-The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President of Member Development are as follows:
- Collect and report Member Fraternity community service hours, philanthropic donations and activities.
- Develop service projects and philanthropic events for Member Fraternities
- Develop best practices for new member and member education programs for Member Fraternities.
- Collect and report new member retention, academic, and involvement statistics.
- Organize, develop, and implement a new member orientation program.
- Develop opportunities for continuing member education by collaborating with alumni, Ohio University offices and departments, and student organizations to offer educational programming covering the following topics: academic achievement, alcohol consumption, career preparation, civic engagement, hazing, leadership development, sexual assault/abuse, and values and ethics.
- Provide advice and support to Member Fraternity member development officers and community service/philanthropy officers
Vice President of Public Relations
- The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President of Community Relations are as follows:
- Develop and execute a public relations and social media strategy.
- Collect and disseminate information on the fraternity community to all campus and community media sources.
- Keep the media informed on upcoming events or potential news.
- Establish a positive working relationship with external constituents.
- Assist in the development of various IFC publications and outreach programs.
- Provide advice and support to Member Fraternity public relations or external affairs officers
Vice President of Scholarship
-The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President of Scholarship are as follows:
- Coordinate a scholarship chair orientation program for Member Fraternities.
- Collect and distribute academic performance rankings.
- Publish important academic dates and deadlines.
- Collect and distribute information about campus academic services, such as tutors, the writing lab, math lab, learning assistance programs, interest tests, career counseling, placement workshops, and library resources.
- Work individually with member fraternity scholarship chairs below the all-men’s grade point average.
- Build and maintain relationships with faculty, academic offices, and academic honorary societies.
- Provide advice and support to Member Fraternity scholarship officers.
Elections are held at the end of fall semester, and new executive board members hold their term for a calendar year.
Advisers: IFC Advisers include a graduate assistant and the Assistant Director for Sorority & Fraternity Life.
Delegates: The delegates are made up of members from each active chapters and colonies on campus, typically elected to their role. They relay information from weekly IFC meetings back to their respective organizations. Chapter and colony presidents are also often present at weekly IFC general body meetings.