Interfraternity Council (IFC)

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at NIU is home to 11 men's organizations spanning all cultures and interests. The basic principles of IFC fraternities at NIU are:

  • Fostering a sense of brotherhood within each organization and in the community as a whole.
  • Striving for academic excellence.
  • Serving the NIU campus and greater DeKalb community through volunteerism and collaboration.

Get more information and register for IFC recruitment week. There is no cost, and registering for recruitment is not an obligation to join a chapter - just a chance to check them out!

All IFC recruitment events are alcohol-free and sanctioned by the university.

Interfraternity Council Chapters

Current Academic Status: Good Standing (2.659)
Chapter Size: 14
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current: None
  • Past (4 years)

Incident Term

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Status

11/30/2017

  • Off Campus Social Policy-Registration, Alcoholic Event (Level III)
  • Off Campus Social Policy-Guest List, Policy Requirements (Level I)
  • Off Campus Social Policy-Wristbands (Level III)
  • Abuse - SC System - Failure to Comply
  1. Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status-until 04/20/2019
  2. Educational sanction-Presentations of Off Campus Social Policy to Greek Organizations-due 12/01/2018 
  3. $250 fine
  4. Notification to National Office
  5. Conduct standing program
  6. During year of Deferred Loss of Recognition from Northern Illinois University as a Recognized Student Organization - no events with or without alcohol will occur, however, recruitment can still occur.
  7. Bi-monthly check ins with Student Conduct from May 2018 to April 2019 to assist with culture change.
  1. Complete
  2. Not complete
  3. Fine not paid
  4. Complete
  5. Complete
  6. Complete
  7. Not complete

9/13/2016

  • Off Campus Social Policy-Registration
  • Alcohol - Providing to a minor
  • Educational sanction-"About Alcohol and It's Effects" to be requested from Wellness Promotion-due 02/28/2017
  • Social Event Prohibition-until 02/28/2017
  • $125 fine
  • Notification to National Office

All sanctions complete

12/8/2016

Off Campus Social Policy-Registration, Alcoholic Event (Level III)

  • $25 fine
  • Social Event Prohibition-until 12/12/2017
  • Organizational Disciplinary Probation-12/12/2017-05/11/2018
  • Ongoing training concerning university rules and regulations. With Members graduating and new members coming in training's critical with different kinds of doses.
  • The organization should be tasked to look into best practices and seek university and chapter input on training needs

All sanctions complete

12/31/2016

  • Off Campus Social Policy-Registration
  • Off Campus Social Policy-Wristbands
  • Off Campus Social Policy-Guests/Guest List
  • Off Campus Social Policy-Hard Alcohol/Glass Containers
  • Social Event Prohibition-until 02/28/2017
  • Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 03/10/2017
  • Organizational Disciplinary Probation-02/06/2017-05/12/2017
  • Notification to National Office
  • Conduct standing program-due 03/10/2017

All sanctions complete

Current Academic Status: Good Standing (2.582)
Chapter Size: 42
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

11/2/2019

1. OCSP-Event Registration-1a

2. OCSP-Event Registration-1c

1. Formal Written Warning

2. Organizational Fine

3. Complete a checklist and plan for conducting Off-Campus Social Events at a third-party venue. The plan must be reviewed and approved by Fraternity and Sorority Life personnel. Should the plan not be completed and approved by March 1, 2020 the Organization will be prohibited from holding off-campus social events.

4. Community service

1. Complete

2. Complete

3. Not Complete

4. Not Complete

  • Past (4 years)

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

10/26/2017

5. Off Campus Social Policy-Residential Access (Level II)

1. Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 12/15/2017

2. The chapter should have a conversation at a chapter meeting to discuss any procedural changes that the chapter will make for future social events, to prevent further violation of the Off-campus Social Policy. The chapter should send a summary of the conversation to Student Conduct by 12/1/2017

All sanctions complete

Current Academic Status: Good Standing (2.527)
Chapter Size: 53
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current: None
  • Past (4 years)

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

3/3/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Fences (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Non Guest List Attendee (Level III)

1. Mock Social Event-due 10/30/2018

2. Social Event Prohibition-until 05/11/2018

3. $250 fine

4. Notification to National Office

5. Bystander training-due 10/30/2018

6. Loss of the ability to host or co-host off-campus social events for four (4) academic weeks

7. Community service requirement per member: 20 hours per semester effective Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

8. Chapter will participate in 4 educational programs through the NIU RecWell programs within the academic year by May 2019.

9. Mandatory attendance by 90% or more at all NIU off-campus social policy meetings by October 30, 2018

10. Mandatory attendance by 90% of the chapter at a Bystander Intervention Training by October 30, 2018

11. Mandatory attendance by 90% of the chapter at NIU Cares Day

12. Mandatory attendance by 75% or more for Greek events (philanthropies, homecoming, etc…)

13. Mandatory attendance by 60% or more of new members for NIU Lead Summit by December 2018

14. Executive Board must meet with SILD to review off-campus social policy by December 2018

1. Complete

2. Complete

3. Fine paid

4. Notification made

5. Complete

6. Complete

7. In progress

8. In progress

9. Complete

10. Complete

11. In progress

12. In progress

10/26/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Glass Containers (Level II)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Limiting Drinks (Level III)

1. Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status-until 01/22/2020

2. Mock Social Event-due 09/06/2019

3. Social Event Prohibition-until 08/26/2019

4. $350 fine

5. Typed protocol for policies and procedures for safe partying for registered social events (with alcohol) due 3/1/2019

6. 100% of members must retake the OCSP quiz and pass by 75% or higher. Due 3/1/2019

7. Conduct a collaborative mock social training for Student Involvement and Leadership Development, Delta Chi Fraternity with a National representative from Headquarters. Due 9/6/2019

8. Chapter Executive Board must complete training meeting with the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life or a designee. Due 11/13/2019

9. Chapter is limited to hosting/cohosting 3 social events with alcohol for Fall 2019 with a faculty or chapter advisor or approved alumnae member present during those 3 events.

10. Chapter is allowed to continued activities, which are philanthropic in nature and must abide by the following stipulations regarding Men's Tugs: In an attempt to address the alcohol culture around Men’s Tugs, sanctioned chapters can have an opportunity to work with Interfraternity Council (IFC) to develop Men’s Tugs into a successful non-alcoholic philanthropic event. The sanctioned chapters are encouraged to be creative and work together as a team. The expectation would be for sanctioned chapters to take an active role in planning and successfully executing Men’s Tugs 2019.

11. Provide an official documented (typed) summary of the completed sanctions required by the National Headquarters. 12/31/2019

1. In Progress

2. In Progress

3. Complete

4. Fine Paid

5. Complete

6. In Progress

7. In Progress

8. Complete

9. Complete

10. ?

11. ?

10/27/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Over Limit Alcohol (Level II)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Hard Alcohol/Glass Containers (Level III)

3. Off Campus Social Policy-Limiting Drinks (Level III)

1. Work on the Mens Tugs Philanthropy

All sanctions complete

Current Academic Status: Good Standing (2.603)
Chapter Size: 61
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

4/27/2019

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Guest List, Policy Requirements (Level I)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Common Source Alcohol (Level III)

1. University Disciplinary Probation - Effective until 6/28/2022

2. Deferred Suspension- Effective until 6/28/2022

3. OCSP Social Events Prohibition- Effective until 6/28/2020

4. Organizational Fine- $100

5. OCSP Loss of University Community Social Events

6. The Organization will develop a three-year educational implementation plan including specific yearly action steps for each of the 3 years.

All sanctions in progress

 

  • Past (4 years)

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

10/21/2017

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Campus Security Authority (Event Assistant)

1. Formal Written Warning

All sanctions complete

4/28/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Registration, Alcoholic Event (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Guest List, Policy Requirements (Level I)

3. Off Campus Social Policy-Sober Monitors (Level III)

1. Social Event Prohibition-until 10/12/2018

2. Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 09/21/2018

3. $25 fine

4. Notification to National Office

5. Bystander Training-due 10/31/2018

6. Develop a marketing campaign-due 09/24/2018

7. Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is prohibited from registering and holding/cohosting social events WITH alcohol until October 12, 2018.

All sanctions complete

11/1/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Hard Alcohol/Glass Containers (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Glass Containers (Level II)

3. Off Campus Social Policy-Limiting Drinks (Level III)

1. Deferred Loss of Recognition-until 05/13/2019

2. Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 02/28/2019

3. $150 fine

4. The Chapter must create a typed protocol for policies and procedures for safe partying for registered social events (with alcohol) to be approved by the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life or a designee before submission. Due 2/28/2019

5. 100% of members must retake the OCSP quiz and pass by 75% or higher. Due 2/28/2019

6. Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is limited to hosting/cohosting 3 social events with alcohol for Spring 2019 with an approved faculty or chapter advisor present during those 3 events Due 2/28/2019 

7. Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is allowed to continued activities, which are philanthropic in nature and must abide by the following stipulations regarding Men's Tugs: In an attempt to address the alcohol culture around Men’s Tugs, sanctioned chapters can have an opportunity to work with Interfraternity Council (IFC) to develop Men’s Tugs into a successful non-alcoholic philanthropic event. The sanctioned chapters are encouraged to be creative and work together as a team. The expectation would be for sanctioned chapters to take an active role in planning and successfully executing Men’s Tugs 2019.

8. Provide an official documented (typed) summary of the completed sanctions required by the National Headquarters. Due 5/31/2019

All sanctions complete

Current Academic Status: Academic Probation (2.367)
Chapter Size: 13
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current: None
  • Past (4 years)

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

10/13/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Hard Alcohol/Glass Containers (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Multiple Entrances (Level III)

1. Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status-until 05/17/2019

2. Social Event Prohibition-until 05/17/2019

3. $150 fine

4. Notification to National Office

5. Loss of University Community Social Events-until 05/17/2019

6. 100% of active members must complete and the Off Campus Social Policy Quiz by January 31, 2019.

7. Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity must create a written (typed) protocol for policies and procedures for safe partying for registered social events (with alcohol) to be approved by the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life or a designee before submission. Due January 31, 2019

8. Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity is allowed to continue philanthropic events but is prohibited from participating in Tugs for Spring 2019.

1. Complete

2. Complete

3. ?

4. Complete

5. Complete

6. ?

7. ?

8. Complete

10/26/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Food (Level II)

1. Formal Written Warning

2. $50 fine-due 03/29/2019

1. Complete

2. Not Paid

10/7/2017

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Wristbands (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Food (Level II)

3. Off Campus Social Policy-Guest List, Policy Requirements (Level I)

4. Off Campus Social Policy-Campus Security Authority (Event Assistant)

1. Mock Social Event-due 02/05/2018

2. Social Event Prohibition-until 02/05/2018

3. Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 02/05/2018

4. Notification to National Office

5. Bystander training-due 02/05/2018

All sanctions complete

Current Academic Status: Good Standing (2.529)
Chapter Size: 59
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current: None
  • Past (4 years)

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

4/29/2017

1. Non-Compliance with University Officials

1. $50 fine

2. Update Archive Procedure and provide copy of policy to Student Conduct and Student Involvement and Leadership Development by September 29, 2017.

3. Must do Off-Campus Social Event Policy Training by September 30, 2017"

All sanctions complete

11/16/2017

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Registration, Alcoholic Event (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Sober Monitors (Level III)

3. Off Campus Social Policy-Guest List, Policy Requirements (Level I)

4. Off Campus Social Policy-Wristbands (Level III)

1. The chapter is to create and execute a program for the chapter membership focused on the following information: a. Purpose of the off-campus social events policy b. Responsibility of all members to follow the off-campus social events policy regardless of residence c. Chapter consequences and how members will be held accountable by the chapter for any violations. A university representative must be in attendance at the time of the program to assist with fielding questions or clarifying information. 80% of chapter membership must be in attendance

2. Notification to National Office

3. Limited social probation until 5/15/2019. The chapter will be allowed to host/co-host 5 social events with alcohol per semester. For Fall 2018, this does not include the already planned 50 year celebration event. The chapter is not limited in the number of non-alcohol events they host/co-host.

4. The chapter is to engage in dialogue about how to recruit new members without alcohol. 80% of the chapter membership must be in attendance. The chapter advisor must be in attendance. Verification of the program (day/time/list of members in attendance) along with 5 ways Phi Sigma Kappa plans to recruit new members during the 2018-2019 academic year without alcohol must be presented to Student Conduct by the start of Fall 2018 IFC Recruitment.

5. The chapter IFC delegate must be in attendance at 85% of all IFC meetings for the entire 2018-2019 academic year. The chapter is encouraged to take an active role in the IFC Cultural Renewal Plan.

6. The chapter must provide Student Conduct verification that the $200 fine that was imposed by the chapter to the residents of 305 College Ave was paid to the chapter by May 15, 2018.

All sanctions complete

Current Academic Status: Academic Probation (2.443)
Chapter Size: 35
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current: None
  • Past (4 years)

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

1/31/2019

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Guest List, Policy Requirements (Level I)

1. Formal Written Warning

All sanctions complete

4/8/2017

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Common Source Alcohol (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Open Parties (Level III)

3. Off Campus Social Policy-Registration, Alcoholic Event (Level III)

4. Off Campus Social Policy-Wristbands (Level III)

1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status-until 12/15/2017

2. Organizational Disciplinary Probation 12/15/2017-12/15/2018

3. Notification to National Office

All sanctions complete

12/8/2016

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Registration, Alcoholic Event (Level III)

2. Alcohol - Providing to a minor

1. Social Event Prohibition-until 06/01/2017

2. Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 05/12/2017

3. Notification to National Office

4. Bystander Training-due 09/30/2017

5. Develop a marketing campaign-due 04/10/2017

6. The Executive Board must meet with SILD staff to review Off-Campus Social Policy.

7. The Mandatory Bystander Training for Organization must be mandatory by 90% of the chapter.

8. The Marketing Campaign start date April 10, 2017 ending May 5, 2017.

9. Loss of ability to hold Social Events until June 1, 2017.

10. Loss of ability to co-host Social Events until June 1, 2017.

All sanctions complete

Current Academic Status: Good Standing (3.376)
Chapter Size: 12
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current: None
  • Past (4 years): None

Current Academic Status: Good Standing (2.543)
Chapter Size: 65
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current: None
  • Past (4 years)

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

11/1/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Hard Alcohol/Glass Containers (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Glass Containers (Level II)

3. Off Campus Social Policy-Limiting Drinks (Level III)

1. Deferred Loss of Recognition-until 05/13/2019

2. Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 02/28/2019

3. $150 fine

4. Sigma Nu Fraternity must create a typed protocol for policies and procedures for safe partying for registered social events (with alcohol) to be approved by the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life or a designee before submission. Due 2/15/2019

5. 100% of Sigma Nu Fraternity must retake the OCSP quiz and pass by 75% or higher. Due 2/28/2019

6. Sigma Nu Fraternity is limited to hosting/cohosting 3 social events with alcohol for Spring 2019 with an approved faculty or chapter advisor or alumnae present during those 3 events. Due 2/28/2019

7. Sigma Nu Fraternity is allowed to continued activities, which are philanthropic in nature and must abide by the following stipulations regarding Men's Tugs: In an attempt to address the alcohol culture around Men’s Tugs, sanctioned chapters can have an opportunity to work with Interfraternity Council (IFC) to develop Men’s Tugs into a successful non-alcoholic philanthropic event. The sanctioned chapters are encouraged to be creative and work together as a team. The expectation would be for sanctioned chapters to take an active role in planning and successfully executing Men’s Tugs 2019.

8. Provide an official documented (typed) summary of the completed sanctions required by the National Headquarters due 5/31/2019

All sanctions complete

4/8/2017

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Registration, Alcoholic Event (Level III)

1. The chapter must generate a written protocol for ensuring that events are registered appropriately under the Off-campus Social Policy. This document must be turned into both SILD and Student Conduct.-due 10/31/2017

2. Mock Social Event-due 09/30/2017

3. Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 09/30/2017

4. Bystander Training-due 09/30/2017

5. Provide proof of social policy training/mock social to Student Conduct by September 30th.

6. Have the chapter complete a Bystander Intervention Training, 95-100% of the chapter must attend by September 30, 2017.

1. Complete

2. Complete

3. Not Complete

4. Complete

5. Complete

6. Complete

7/31/2017

1. Damage to Property

2. Legal

1. Social Event Prohibition-until 05/31/2018

2. Organizational Disciplinary Probation-10/05/2017-01/01/2019

3. $25 fine

4. Notification to National Office

5. Loss of University Community Social Events-until 05/31/2018

6. 40 hours of community service to be completed by Sigma Nu by December 15, 2017

7. Educational Presentation to IFC by December 15, 2017 Topic: What is crime free housing? How does this apply to fraternities?

8. Complete membership review in collaboration with the National Office for Sigma Nu to be completed by December 15, 2017 with detailed evidence of how the fraternity evaluated members and held members accountable for this incident to be submitted to Morgan Brickley.

9. Create house expectations for all members must be submitted to Morgan Brickley by December 15, 2017.

10. Complete a review of the Housing Corporation President responsibilities with the Chapter Advisor and National Office by December 15, 2017.

All sanctions complete

Current Academic Status: Good Standing (2.583)
Chapter Size: 41
Conduct Violations and Standing:

  • Current

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

12/6/2018

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Hard Alcohol/Glass Containers (Level III)

2. Off Campus Social Policy-Limiting Drinks (Level III)

1. Educational sanction-All members of the chapter will be required to take the Off-Campus Social Events Policy quiz in the Fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020 by the end of the first two weeks of classes. Additionally, the organization will be required to participate in Registered Event Safety Training as available.-due 09/10/2019

2. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status-until 05/15/2019

3. Write a paper on Create written protocol for safe parties and have it approved by Alex Pitner.-due 04/30/2019

4. Executive Board to meet with SILD-due 04/05/2019

5. Organizational Disciplinary Probation-03/07/2019-03/07/2020

6. $250 fine

7. Notification to National Office

8. An approved monitor must attend the first two alcohol events of the Fall 2019 semester. This monitor must be either a faculty/chapter advisor as approved by FSL, must remain for the duration of the event and must be trained on the Off-Campus Social Events policy prior to the event taking place.

1. Not Complete

2. Complete

3. complete

4. complete

5. In Progress

6. Fine paid

7. Complete

8. Complete

 

  • Past (4 years)

Incident Date

Charges

Sanctions

Sanctions Completed

4/8/2017

1. Off Campus Social Policy-Registration, Alcoholic Event (Level III)

1. Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status-until 04/28/2018

2. Educational sanction-The chapter must generate a written protocol for ensuring that events are registered appropriately under the Off-campus Social Policy. This document must be turned into both SILD and Student Conduct.-due 10/13/2017

3. Social Event Prohibition-until 12/15/2017

4. Organizational Disciplinary Probation-04/28/2017-04/28/2018

5. $100 fine

6. Have the chapter complete a Bystander Intervention Training, 95-100% of the chapter must attend. This training must be completed by September 30, 2017. To schedule this training, please contact Andrea Drott at Campus Recreation, adrott@niu.edu

7. Provide proof of social policy training to Student Conduct by August 31, 2017."

1. Complete

2. Not complete

3. Complete

4. Complete

5. Fine not paid

6. Not complete

7. Not Complete

Interfraternity Council Executive Board


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