Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference is an association of men’s national and international fraternities. On campus, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) works as an umbrella organization to all fraternities. IFC is a multifaceted organization whose purposes include:
- Representing the fraternity interest to the University and community;
- Promoting the concept of self-governance among Greek organizations; and
- Overseeing membership recruitment activities and promoting community service.
For a copy of the Valparaiso University Interfraternity Council Constitution and Bylaws, see the Documents section of this website.
Purpose of the North-American Interfraternity Conference
The purpose of the North-American Interfraternity Conference shall be to promote the well-being of its member fraternities by providing services to them as does the House of Delegates. These services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Promotion of cooperative action in dealing with fraternity matters of mutual concern;
- Research in areas of fraternity operations and procedures; and
- Fact-finding, data gathering, and the dissemination of such data to the member fraternities.
Conference action shall not in any way abrogate the right of its member fraternities to self-determination.
“If you are interested in getting involved in something with an opportunity for growth, join a fraternity. It can have a substantial impact on your life, and it is a lifelong commitment to an organization.” Garrett Warren, Sigma Chi, Valpo Class of 2015
“If I was not a member of a fraternity here at Valpo, I would be missing out on an exceptional opportunity to grow as a leader in a community of like-minded people, striving for high ideals not only in their own lives but also in their respective organizations and their community.” Caleb Liptak, Sigma Phi Epsilon – Aurora, Ill., communications
“I think men at Valpo should join a fraternity, because it has honestly been the best decision of my life thus far. Membership is not just for future job connections, but to make deeper connections between your own and other organizations. Fraternity is a way to truly immerse oneself into the school culture and have the opportunity to sharpen one’s own leadership skills.” Taylor Krivas, Lambda Chi Alpha – Valparaiso, Ind., psychology/sociology