IFC ACADEMY® is an NIC program designed to provide hands-on training and tools to help ensure the success of Interfraternity Councils and individual council officers. IFC ACADEMY® is a one day program that helps councils and council officers refocus their commitment and re-engage their council. At IFC ACADEMY®, participants benefit from the knowledge and experience of NIC staff and other industry leaders on how they can be a values-based, high functioning governing council that is ensuring community accountability while advocating for the needs of fraternity life on their campus.
Outcomes of Academy include:
- A renewed passion for engaging and enhancing the fraternity community.
- Tangible benchmarks to measure organizational success.
- Tools to assess how councils should respond to the needs of its chapters.
- A process to implement the NIC Standards on your campus.
- Action Plan to reach optimal IFC operations.
ATTENDEES & CURRICULUM
IFC ACADEMY® welcomes IFC Officers, IFC Advisors, and Graduate Assistants. IFC ACADEMY® offers programming for IFC leaders to assess current operations, identify areas of strength and improvement, and develop an action plan to reach optimal operations. Participants will learn from and engage with Greek and content experts, fraternity executives, student affairs professionals, and peers. Councils are encouraged to send multiple leaders as the curriculum will offer IFCs the opportunity to develop action plans and work 1-on-1 with NIC Staff and Greek Life experts.
Given your feedback, we have restructured the IFC Academy Curriculum offering a IFC Officer Track and a separate IFC Advisor Track:
- IFC OFFICER TRACK: The IFC Officer Track will feature content and industry experts who will host breakout sessions/panels on topics for IFC leaders. Click on the Program Overview and IFC Officer Track Curriculum links to learn more about the featured topics and speakers from the previous IFC Academy. Utilizing feedback from your campus, we will personalize the curriculum to meet the needs of your Council. IFCs will also have the opportunity to sit down individually with NIC Staff during the NIC Consultation session to discuss campus specific issues and challenges.
- IFC ADVISOR TRACK: IFC Academy will also host a separate curriculum track for IFC Advisors utilizing industry experts to address hot topics specific to advising IFC leaders. Click on the Program Overview and IFC Advisor Track Curriculum links to learn more about the featured topics and speakers from the previous IFC Academy.
- $150 per participant (student/advisor) for NIC Chartered IFCs
- $200 per participant (student/advisor) for Unchartered IFCs
This fee covers meals and all materials on the day of Academy. Each institution is responsible for the travel and lodging expenses of their participants.
IFC Academy will be held at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. As IFC ACADEMY® begins early and ends late on February 1st, participants should reserve rooms for the nights of January 31st and February 1st.
"IFC Academy was a turning point for myself and my executive board. It really showed us how to work together and more importantly get our fraternities in our council to work together to better our Greek Life, student body, and local community. Since returning from the trip we have been able to help create an environment with chapters working together and helping one another on their own." - Michael Irene, University of Central Florida
"Whether I was learning from or helping others, the experience was rich for me as both a member of IFC and a leader in general. I was able to take my experiences back to greatly improve not only Carnegie Mellon's IFC, but also my chapter and myself as a leader. The experience was an invaluable asset to my college experience." -Michael Carroll, Carnegie Mellon
"This conference gave me the resources to better MTSU's Greek life through development, relevance, and implementation. I encourage any Greek member to attend the IFC academy in hopes of bettering their campus, as well as their own leadership skills." -Craig Hutto, Middle Tennessee State
"The IFC Academy was an eye-opening experience and really helped me start my term as President off on the right foot. I learned all of the basics about what the IFC is and what our role should be on campus. I also got to network with professionals as well as other IFC Presidents to learn some best-practices that I could utilize on my own campus. When my team returned from training they were excited and ready to get to work." -Thomas Yeager, Lafayette College
February 1, 2014
By January 15, 2014
To reserve a room:
Ask for the IFC Academy Rate
Curriculum Sample from 2013:
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