Hope you had a great week as always! Can’t believe that this semester is about half-way over and yet it still seems to be going by faster and faster. This week I wanted to talk a little bit about my favorite involvement on campus, the Interfraternity Council (IFC). The Interfraternity Council is the governing body of 23 greek chapters here at USC. The board consists of 9 members who were elected by the past presidents of each fraternity house. My job is slowly coming to a close now, but for the last 10 months I have served as the Executive Vice President of Administrative Affairs.
For my position I schedule all of the General Assembly meetings, bi-weekly meetings between all of the chapter presidents and the IFC board, perform the scribe duties, oversee the officers on the board and make sure that they are setting goals and following through with their goals, oversee the IFC Directors program which takes 14 greek leaders who are not on the board and aligns them with particular projects within the greek community (green initiatives, greek housing, greek education etc) to give them exposure to administration and prepare them for a potential IFC role in the future.
In addition, to these responsibilities I regularly have meetings with campus administrators like the Department of Public Safety, Office for Fraternity and Sorority Development, and the Department of Student Affairs. One of the reasons I love being on the Interfraternity Council is because we have hard hitting conversations with administration. Not many students are talking about how to enact cultural changes in an undergraduate population. That is what really excites me.
The Interfraternity Council’s purpose is to work with the presidents of the chapters and the administration in order to ensure the longevity of the greek system at USC. We strive to implement education and initiatives that will propel our greek system to be one of the most rewarding and beneficial experiences and undergraduate could have. This includes blending philanthropic duties, social events, and scholastic programming. I have loved the experience that I have had over the past year and really being able to zoom out from just looking out for the success of my own chapter to looking at the success of the greek system in general has been an amazing experience.
Have a great weekend,
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