ALLIANCE, Ohio – On January 22 and 23, Epsilon sent three Interfraternity Council (IFC) brothers, A.J. Fisher ’14, Austin Olbrych ’14, and Clinton Simmons ’14, to Indianapolis, Indiana for IFC Academy.
IFC Academy is a program sponsored by North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) designed to help those in IFC positions gain the necessary tools and training to successfully complete their goals. By providing hands-on training, leadership sessions and experienced speakers participants learn what it means to be a part of an IFC executive board.
During their time, Fisher, Vice President of IFC, attended various sessions concerning financial situations, recruitment tips and philanthropy causes. Simmons, Programming Chairman of IFC, attended sessions concerning inclusion and hyper-masculinity. Olbrych, Campus Outreach Chairman of IFC, attended sessions on campus life and stereotyping. By the end of the conference, Epsilon left with ideas and ways to better improve the communication between the executive board and several philanthropy ideas for the Mount Union Greek community.
“My biggest take away was how passionate I am about NIC and IFC. The standards that they have set are extremely important and vital for the successful construction of fraternity men.” said Simmons.