Greetings and welcome to the official website of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) of East Tennessee State University.
A message from the IFC President, Jack McCarthy:
I, and the incoming team, first want to welcome each of you to our webpage for the 2014 Interfraternity Council. Let me say what an honor and privilege it is to have been selected to serve as the 2014 Interfraternity Council President. While I think there is much work to be done, I also think that the outgoing Executive Committee did a phenomenal job and I can only hope to continue their efforts. Now, more than ever, the spotlight is on Greek Life and together I think we can excel.
I personally want to work on three specific areas involving fraternity life for the spring semester:
1) Greek Perception – Our community is comprised of some of the most influential students at ETSU. I feel that this fact is not known to many outside our system who wish to believe that fraternities are what they see in the movies and on TV. I hope to show the value that becoming a fraternity man can bring.
2) Academics – Every student attends East Tennessee State in the hopes of receiving a degree. We would be putting our members at a disadvantage if we did not help them in every way to reach this goal.
3) Leadership Development – Our community is not just student lead, it is student driven. This means that our members are running miniature business with budgets, schedules, and deadlines. In order for our chapters to succeed we must insure that we are developing our younger members into leaders who can take our community to new heights.
For many students college is the time of their lives. Joining a fraternity can turn it into the time that defines your future. Becoming a member of such a diverse community provides the opportunity for unparalleled social growth. This growth translates into every major, minor, profession, and career our members hope to achieve, giving them a skill set that sets them apart.
This is an exciting time on the ETSU campus. With football coming back Fall 2015, this upcoming year gives us the opportunity to lay the foundation for what will be an amazing moment for ETSU, and in turn our chapters. I look forward to seeing the things that we can accomplish as a community.
Go BUCS and Go GREEK!