An Important Message From the IFC

Penn State’s Interfraternity Council’s Message to the Public

At PSU, the IFC is dedicated to creating a fraternity and sorority community that is open, united, and caring to people from all walks of life. We respect and honor our differences, creating an environment that is inclusive and loving to all. Enough is enough. The world has no more room for hatred and discrimination. The Penn State IFC stands with you, today and every day, and we encourage students to continue speaking out and peacefully fighting for what is right in this world. We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and advocate for the justice that is deserved.

In direct response to the racial hatred and discrimination that circulates throughout the nation, the IFC Executive Board encourages every member of our community to be a part of the desperately needed change to achieve true equality. To do our part in supporting those immediately affected by such acts of hatred, we launched a fundraising movement using bingo boards.

Beyond financial contributions, we would like to share resources for members of our community to assist in their personal education on topics around racism.

  • Anti-Racism Resource Guide

  • Books

    • How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibrahaim X. Kendi 

    • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge 

    • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 

    • White Like Me by Tim Wise

    • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

    • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

    • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • Films

    • When They See Us (2019)

    • Dear White People (Film-2014 and TV Series-2017) 

    • The Central Park Five (2012)

    • 13th (2016)

    • The Hate U Give (2018)

  • Podcasts

    • 1619 produced by the New York Times

    • Code Switch produced by NPR

    • About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

    • The Diversity Gap with Bethaney Wilkinson

 

If there is ever a moment where you witness an act of intolerance in our community, please speak up. It is on all of us to identify moments of injustice and bias. You can report anonymously by calling 800-560-1637 or by visiting http://hotline.psu.edu.


 

Respectfully,


The Interfraternity Council Executive Board
 

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A Message From Your President

Welcome,

 

My name is Nate Brodsky and I am the 2020 Interfraternity Council President. On behalf of the entire Penn State IFC, I am excited to welcome you to our new website.

 

As Penn State's Interfraternity Council, we strive to be the lead university for membership development while promoting a safe and accountable culture. We plan on continuing to serve as the pioneer of what could be the next era of Greek Life across the nation - a thriving Greek community that is safe, unified, and enjoyable for its members. The Penn State IFC is composed of 37 chapters and roughly 3500 members, making it one of the largest in the country. 

 

We believe it is our responsibility to be an advocate of change for those we serve and anyone who may be our stakeholder. I hope our website answers any questions you may have. For additional information or inquiries, please feel free to contact any member of the IFC Executive Board and we'd be happy to help you.

About the IFC

The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for the 37 Fraternity chapters at the Pennsylvania State University. The executive board is comprised of 11 affiliated members of these fraternities and serves to unify and oversee operations related to the actions and events held by the members of the Interfraternity Council. 

 

The Interfraternity Council organizes and hosts many events throughout the year for both the Penn State and State College community members. In pairing with the Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council, it has contributed to a successful number of accomplishments that have promoted service and leadership within itself and its members. The Interfraternity Council continuously strives to maintain a positive relationship with its surrounding community members and continue its efforts in displaying the importance of contribution to its members.

 

 

Statement of Relationship

 

Fraternity and sorority organizations at The Pennsylvania State University, identified in this document, are considered private, independent, self-governing and social entities that freely associate and determine their own membership. The four governing councils at Penn State, i.e., the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Association (PA), the Multicultural Greek-Letter Council (MGC), or the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) are responsible for establishing policies and procedures under which their member organizations are expected to follow.