Welcome to the Interfraternity Council’s section of the Fraternity & Sorority Life website. We are proud to represent one of the greatest fraternity communities in the country. Please feel free to contact any of us during our office hours or via our contact information listed in the executive board tab. We look forward to working with all of you over the course of this year and in the future.
Fraternities and sororities represent thousands of students at Mizzou, and this group of students builds a unique community atmosphere that has thrived at Mizzou for years. Members of the fraternity and sorority community are exposed to many different personalities, interests and challenges beneficial for social growth while forming lifelong friendships. The bonds you develop with other members in your chapter are more than just friendships. Members support each other through challenges, and older brothers and sisters encourage and foster growth in new members. Friendships developed in college will continue to flourish even after you graduate. Every chapter has an alumni network to assist members in adjusting to new communities, whether its finding employment or offering personal friendship based on the common experience of membership in your organization.
Fraternity life provides students with a variety of leadership opportunities. Members may participate in fraternity governance as a chapter officer or by serving on one of the many committees and subcommittees that each chapter maintains. In addition, leadership programs and conferences within each fraternity at the local, regional and national level also provide an opportunity for members to sharpen their leadership skills.
Historically, fraternities and sororities were founded on the principles of academic success and camaraderie. Today, our fraternities and sororities continue to strive for academic excellence. Our members realize that academic achievement is the main priority of Mizzou students. Chapters promote scholarship by providing academic resources for their members including tutoring, academic advisors, study groups and scholarships. Chapter members often work with new students to help their adjustment to their new surroundings, and specifically the rigors of university academics. Many chapters have a rewards system based on GPA. Prospective members must meet a minimum GPA in order to be initiated and then must maintain a minimum GPA to remain an active member.
The fraternity and sorority community addresses the needs of both the City of Columbia and the University communities by sponsoring service and philanthropic projects. Each chapter dedicates itself to worthy local causes and national/international philanthropies, donating their time and fund-raising efforts to help others. The ability to touch the lives of others through your efforts will undoubtedly be one of the more memorable experiences you will have as a member of a fraternity or sorority. This past year our community donated thousands of volunteer hours providing services and funding for local charitable organizations such as Special Olympics, American Heart Association, Children’s Miracle Network, and the Salvation Army.
IFC Executive Board
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- Represents the IFC on any university or student committee as necessary.
- Keeps the IFC advisor informed of all IFC business and brings business to the President’s Council when necessary and appropriate.
- Maintains close contact with all the work of IFC.
- Educates chapters and members on risk management issues.
- Revises and enforces all of IFC Risk Management and social policies.
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date copies of all IFC Risk Management Policies for all IFC chapters.
- Acts as head of the IFC Judicial Board to oversee cases, does not vote on individual conduct matters.
- Acts as the liaison between the IFC Executive Board, the IFC Chapters President and the Office of Student Accountability & Support.
- Keeps updated records of completed sanctions.
- Prepares a budget for the fiscal year for IFC.
- Collects all dues and fines owed to IFC and notifies the IFC President when a member fraternity is in debt.
- Pays all bills owed by the IFC.
- Coordinates all council-wide recruitment programs.
- Available to help with member fraternities’ recruitment programs.
- Assists in monitoring and coordinating formal and informal recruitment.
- Oversees, monitors and coordinates all aspects of the Rho Gamma program (application and selection process, scheduling, training, etc.)
- Develops programs to educate members, both associate and full, about the challenges facing our Greek community.
- Develops programs aimed at building Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Brotherhood among members.
- Acts as a liaison between the IFC, Office of Institutional Equity and other necessary offices providing resources for inclusion on campus.
- Programs and educates on equality of all minority communities on campus including, but not limited to, the LGBTQ community, racial minorities, those with varying gender orientations and those with disabilities.
- Work with chapters and incoming to students to help with ADA accommodations during recruitment and throughout the school year.
- Develops new programs to assist chapters and presidents regarding IFC and community values.
- Maintains an active calendar of IFC events and activities.
- Publicizes IFC events.
- Manages and update official IFC social media accounts.
- Serves as the liaison to media outlets.