Last night, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) at Indiana University unanimously voted to temporarily suspend all social and unsupervised new member activities until February 28, 2018. During this time, IU Greek leaders will facilitate active conversations to arrive at concrete and tangible solutions that enhance the health and safety of this community.
According to IFC President Andrew Cowie, the IFC took this action in response to national tragedies on other campuses as well as some challenges within our own community. No specific incident happened on our campus to precipitate this response, nor did Indiana University have any specific action plans for the entire fraternity system. Rather IFC wanted to make a strong statement to demonstrate their commitment to a Greek community that lives up to its values of scholarship, brotherhood, and service. The IFC’s unanimous decision does exactly that.
I am proud of our student leaders. I look forward to collaborating with them and our alumni to enhance our efforts to create a safe and vibrant fraternity experience here at Indiana University.
Lori Reesor, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs