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Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Vanderbilt takes charge of and preserves the high standards of its 11 member fraternities on this campus. IFC consists primarily of chapters who are members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).

The Interfraternity Council promotes the interests of fraternities in general, and insures cooperation among the different fraternities on campus. The purpose of this organization shall be to develop and maintain fraternity life and interfraternity relationships, and in doing so to:

  • Promote excellence in scholarship
  • Act in conjunction with member fraternities and the University to promote and maintain high social and moral standards
  • Provide programs and services to member fraternities
  • Act as a liaison between member fraternities and other student organizations, the student body, the faculty, and the administration of Vanderbilt University
  • Foster the development of a positive relationship between the community and member fraternities
  • Institute policies and rules that will further the mission of Greek Life at Vanderbilt University
  • Work collaboratively with the Intercultural Greek, National Pan-Hellenic, and Panhellenic Councils on programs, activities, and events

IFC organizations represented at Vanderbilt include:

Important IFC Initiatives

IFC Inclusivity Agreement

The IFC Inclusivity Agreement was created in cohesive partnership between the fraternity presidents and the council leadership to ensure that potential members, current members, and alumni members of the Vanderbilt Interfraternity Council community feel that their membership experience supports their personal identity.  The Inclusivity Agreement outlines a commitment and strategy for creating a supportive environment for members from all backgrounds including but not limited to socio-economic status, racial identity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, physical ability and any other individuals identity.

Lights on the Lawn

This annual benefit concert sponsored by IFC has raised over $500,000 for the Mary Parrish Center, a therapeutic transitional living center for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, over the course of the last nine years. 

Joining an IFC Fraternity

Learn more about joining an IFC Fraternity.