An Important Message From the IFC Concerning COVID-19
Penn State’s Interfraternity Council’s Message to the Public
IFC Discourages any action not in compliance with statewide regulations
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our community the Penn State Interfraternity Council (IFC) has been monitoring the situation and providing guidance to our Greek members. Our message remains clear: we fully support the efforts of our state and local governments as they enforce policies aimed at keeping our entire community safe and healthy.
We would like to reiterate to our Greek members that social gatherings of any size are strictly prohibited during this time. As a reminder, Governor Wolf’s stay at home order (under which Centre County has been placed) requires all residents- regardless of age- to remain in their homes except when conducting specific or essential activities. Please reference the PA Department of Health website for an up-to-date list of acceptable activities.
The IFC is discussing ways to support local businesses, nonprofits, and our larger community. Over the next few weeks we will initiate several fundraising campaigns on social media. All collected funds will be allocated to groups impacted by this virus. We are actively looking for input regarding which nonprofits are most in-need of assistance; please contact us with any information related to donatable funds or needed items.
We would like to applaud our members who have taken the appropriate steps to keep themselves and our community safe. Most fraternity houses have closed completely or have reduced their occupancy to hardship cases or those with extenuating circumstances. Additionally, Chapters are actively working with their alumni and housing corporations to ensure that all move-outs comply with social distancing and other safety precautions. We continue to encourage these activities and to stand with our community as we take all precautions necessary to maintain the health and safety of all residents.
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A Message From Your President
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.