The Interfraternity Council (IFC) works to advance the goals stated in the IFC Creed. The vast majority of Penn fraternities belong to the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), which comprises 59 national and international collegiate men’s fraternities. As set by the NIC, when there are two or more organizations present on a campus, an IFC serves as a form of government and support in the Greek community.
“We, the Interfraternity Council, exist to promote the shared interests and values of our member fraternities: leadership, service, brotherhood, and scholarship. We believe in Fraternity and that the shared values of Fraternity drive the IFC to create better communities, better chapters, and better individuals.
We work to advance the academic mission of the host institution, to enable fraternal organizations to grow and thrive through collaboration and teamwork, to provide an outlet for self-governance and accountability, and to model and teach ethical leadership. In a spirit of mutual support and betterment, we, the individuals of the Interfraternity Council, pledge to elevate the ritual and the values of the member organizations.”
– North-American Interfraternity Conference Creed
The University of Pennsylvania Interfraternity Council is comprised of 25 men’s fraternities and 2 co-ed fraternities. As a longstanding university with rich history, many of the organizations have been present on Penn’s campus for more than 100 years. The history and traditions of each chapter continue to inspire long-lasting community, leadership, and alumni support.
Total number of chapters: 27
Total council membership: ~1,400 students
Average chapter size: ~51 members