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The Interfraternity Council was established at Appalachian State University in 1973 as the governing body of the men's social fraternities. The IFC currently recognizes 15 fraternities on the AppState campus, and is comprised of ten executive members and two delegates from each chapter. Even though each fraternity is unique, the IFC helps to unify the individual chapters to make the fraternity community stronger. The IFC promotes scholarship, community service, social development, public relations, personal development, risk management, and cooperation among the men's organizations. Recruitment of new members begins with recruitment during the first few weeks of each semester. Be sure to follow the Interfraternity Council Instagram page @AppstateIFC to stay up to date on all fraternity events.
Interfraternity Council Executive Officers
Vice President of Risk Management
Vice President of Administration and Finance
Vice President of Communications
Vice President of Community Relations
Vice President of Programming
Becky Acton, Assistant Director of Campus Activities, Fraternity & Sorority Life
Ryan Laughlin, Graduate Assistant of Campus Activities, Fraternity & Sorority Life
University Statement On New NIC Affiliated Organizations
Based on the recommendation of the Appalachian State University Interfraternity Council and with the support of University administration, Appalachian State University will not review any applications for colonization of new NIC-Affiliated organizations before July 2020. At which time, the organization is required to follow the Fraternity and Sorority Life Expansion and Recolonization Policy outlined below.
Recognized Interfraternity Association Fraternities
Fraternities help to complement a student's education process by providing opportunities for leadership, social interaction, brotherhood, and academic growth. Fraternities are also an important part of the University, and often provide the campus with leaders in many areas.
|Kappa Alpha||Alpha Epsilon Pi||Alpha Sigma Phi|
|Alpha Tau Omega||Kappa Sigma||Sigma Nu|
|Delta Chi||Phi Gamma Delta||Theta Chi|
|Delta Sigma Phi||Lambda Chi Alpha||Sigma Alpha Epsilon|
|Delta Tau Delta||Phi Sigma Kappa|
Organizations currently under sanctions with the University and/or National Office:
Date of violation
Result and/or sanctions
Date of sanctions
Expected completion date
|Unregistered party during Welcome Week and violation of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive orders on the maximum capacity for gatherings due to COVID-19||August 12, 2020||
University Social Restriction. Chapter redevelopment plan. Bylaw review & revision. Health and safety education. National Officer visit
|October 23, 2020||August 31, 2021|
|Sigma Nu||Unregistered party and violation of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive orders on the maximum capacity for gatherings due to COVID-19||October 22, 2020||
University Social Restriction. Health and safety education. National Officer visit. Policy review. Honor Board
|November 6, 2020||March 14, 2021|
|Delta Sigma Phi||Unregistered party||October 22, 2020||
University Social Restriction. Health and safety education
|November 6, 2020||January 31, 2021|
|Sigma Alpha Epsilon||Under investigation by SAE National Office regarding allegations of an unregistered party|
The Following Organizations are no longer recognized by the University:
- Pi Kappa Alpha - Removal of Recognition in 2013 due to social misconduct and hazing.
- Sigma Phi Epsilon (Xi Society) - Suspension in place since 2011.
- Tau Kappa Epsilon - Organizational Suspension originally issued has now been changed to the removal of recognition due to concerns about a persistent pattern of concerning conduct during their suspension period. The chapter may petition to return as an expansion chapter in 2023.
- Phi Kappa Tau - Suspended due to violations of the Organizational Code of Conduct in October 2018. Eligible to petition in Fall 2020.
- Pi Kappa Phi - Charter Revoked by National Office in November 2019 due to National Policy and University Policy Violations.