June 9, 2017

Purdue Interfraternity Council wins national honor

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In recognition of its commitment to fostering a culture of safety, the Purdue University Interfraternity Council recently received the 2017 North American Interfraternity Conference Chapter Award of Distinction. Only two councils received this award in 2017.

Purdue’s IFC is the governing body for the 42 fraternities on campus, which includes more than 3,000 men.

The group was selected in recognition of its creation of the Safety and Risk Management Authority to monitor current conditions of fraternity and sorority functions and its role in initiating a culture shift in alcohol consumption among the Greek community. The group also is responsible for reestablishing the Fraternal Judicial Board that is entirely student-led and self-governed. The board consists of fraternity men who have undergone interviews and training processes at Purdue to ensure consistency and fairness throughout the fraternity community.

 “This honor is a testament to the hard work of the Interfraternity Council officers and chapter presidents who continue to seek solutions to challenges and elevate the Purdue fraternity community to the highest possible level,” said Brandon Cutler, associate dean of students and director of Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life at Purdue. “Purdue has incredibly talented and hard-working student leaders who are committed to the fraternity movement and being outstanding representatives of the university.”

In addition to developing the safety program and increasing governance, Purdue’s IFC also is devoted to academic success, membership growth and recruitment efforts, alumni engagements and philanthropic service. The grade-point-average of IFC members at Purdue has improved by 0.17 over the past three years, moving it above the university average.

Writer: Torrie Ward, ward121@purdue.edu

Source: Brandon J. Cutler, (765)494-4880, bcutler@purdue.edu

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