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Fraternity/Sorority Governance Councils


SUNY Plattsburgh works closely with fraternities and sororities to allow these groups to govern themselves and hold each other to commonly agreed upon values and standards.

There are two governance councils, one for fraternities and one for sororities, that develop solutions to community-wide challenges, and support the organizations that fall under their governance.

Interfraternity Council (IFC)


Purpose: We empower fraternities to be values-driven organizations.

Vision: To be a values-driven culture that creates better men.

Mission: The mission of the Interfraternity Council is to create order by defining common values and community standards to guide and support fraternities in constancy of purpose.

Values: Integrity, Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership, Service

Additionally, it is the function of the Interfraternity Council to:

  • Provide and act as the representative central government of the men's fraternities
  • Promote harmonious relations among fraternities
  • Promote and support the charitable programs of each fraternity chapter
  • Standardize, control, and regulate the recruitment and new member education activities of the men's fraternities
  • Act as the judicial body for fraternity violations, IFC rules, and/or other violations that impair the Fraternity Community
  • Promote fraternal expansion
  • Enforce that fraternities maintain accreditation through the Fraternal Excellence Initiative
  • Be a resource for all fraternal endeavors to promote growth for fraternities and the community
  • Communicate and advocate the values fraternities were founded upon
  • Act as a resource for organizations to reach individual goals
  • Facilitate and help promote personal, interpersonal, and organizational integrity

Governing Documents

Interfraternity Council Executive Board

President: Nathan Winans
Email: [email protected]

The Interfraternity Council President has overall responsibility for the operation of the Interfraternity Council. He presides at all regular, executive and special meetings of IFC and is the official spokesman and representative for fraternities on the Committee on Fraternal Affairs, and other committee as requested. In addition, he is responsible for regular communication with the Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life, the fraternity chapter presidents, and the Inter-Sorority Association Council President.

VP for Standards: Brandon Collins 
Email: [email protected]

The Interfraternity Council Vice President of Standards serves as Chairman of the IFC Standards Board. He is the fraternity representative to the Fraternal Review & Referral Committee, a college committee that convenes to discuss potential violations of fraternity/sorority policy and makes a determination of how to handle the investigation and adjudication. He is also the fraternity representative on the College Committee for Group Review in the event that a fraternity charge is being adjudicated through the College's judicial process. The VP of Standards serves as Parliamentarian during IFC Regular Meetings and annually convenes a committee to review the constitution and bylaws of the Council. He presides over the Interfraternity Council in the absence of the President.

Vice Presidents

The Interfraternity Council Vice Presidents have the responsibility of serving as a resource to all fraternity men in the areas of scholarship, diversity, recruitment, risk management, public relations and leadership. In addition, they are responsible for serving as chairpersons to the IFC/ISA programming committees. The Vice Presidents will also assume responsibility for the financial management and official record keeping of all IFC meetings.

Jared Colow [email protected]

Devin Kaedy [email protected]

Dequan Walker [email protected]

IFC Member Organizations

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Alpha Sigma Phi National Fraternity
  • Chi Phi National Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Phi National Fraternity
  • La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Mu Delta National Fraternity
  • Pi Kappa Phi National Fraternity
  • Sigma Tau Gamma National Fraternity
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon National Fraternity
  • Theta Gamma Regional Fraternity
  • Zeta Beta Tau National Fraternity

Inter-Sorority Association (ISA)


The Inter-Sorority Association (ISA) is the governing and advisory body of the sororities at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Purpose: We empower sororities to be values-driven organizations.

Vision: To be a values-driven culture that creates better women.

Mission: The mission of the Inter-Sorority Association is to create order by defining common values and community standards to guide and support sororities in constancy of purpose.

Values: Integrity, Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership, Service

Additionally, the function of the Inter-Sorority Association is to:

  • Provide and act as the representative central government of the sororities;
  • Promote harmonious relations among sororities;
  • Promote and support the charitable programs of each sorority chapter;
  • Standardize, control, and regulate the recruitment and new member education activities of the sororities;
  • Act as the judicial body for sorority violations, ISA rules, and/or other violations that impair the Sorority Community;
  • Promote fraternal expansion;
  • Enforce that sororities maintain accreditation through the Fraternal Excellence Initiative;
  • Be a resource for all fraternal endeavors to promote growth for sororities and the community;
  • Communicate and advocate the values sororities were founded upon;
  • Act as a resource for organizations to reach individual goals;
  • Facilitate and help promote personal, interpersonal, and organizational integrity.

Governing Documents

Inter-Sorority Association Council Executive Board

President: Marykate Beglane
Email: [email protected]

The Inter-Sorority Association President has overall responsibility for the operation of the Inter-Sorority Association. She presides at all regular, executive and special meetings of ISA and is the official spokesman and representative for sororities on the Committee on Fraternal Affairs, and other committee as requested. In addition, he is responsible for regular communication with the Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life, the sorority chapter presidents, and Interfraternity Council President.

VP of Standards: Alexandra O'Brien
Email: [email protected]

The Inter-Sorority Association Vice President of Standards serves as Chairman of the ISA Standards Board. She is the sorority representative to the Fraternal Review & Referral Committee, a college committee that convenes to discuss potential violations of fraternity/sorority policy and makes a determination of how to handle the investigation and adjudication. She is also the sorority representative on the College Committee for Group Review in the event that a sorority charge is being adjudicated through the College's judicial process. The VP of Standards serves as Parliamentarian during ISA Regular Meetings and annually convenes a committee to review the constitution and bylaws of the Association. She presides over the Inter-Sorority Association in the absence of the President.

Vice Presidents

The Inter-Sorority Association Vice Presidents have the responsibility of serving as a resource to all sorority women in the areas of scholarship, diversity, recruitment, risk management, public relations and leadership. In addition, they are responsible for serving as chairpersons to the IFC/ISA programming committees. The Vice Presidents will also assume responsibility for the financial management and official record keeping of all ISA meetings.

Nikki Awad [email protected]

Amber Cruz [email protected]

Eva Rivas Rosario  [email protected]

ISA Member Organizations

  • Alpha Epsilon Phi National Sorority
  • Alpha Phi International Fraternity
  • Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority
  • Lambda Pi Upsilon, Latinas Poderosas Unidas Sorority, Inc 
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
  • Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Delta Tau National Sorority
  • Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
  • Theta Alpha Lambda Local Sorority
  • Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Programming Committees


There are five fraternity/sorority programming committees that are supervised collectively by the Interfraternity Council and Inter-Sorority Association. They are:

Diversity

The purpose of the Diversity Committee is to create dialogue about topics of gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation and other areas of diversity, assist in the identification and mediation of problematic incidents and encourage collaboration between groups on topics of diversity.

Hazing Prevention

The purpose of the Hazing Prevention Committee is to address the issues of hazing in fraternal organizations through initiatives like National Hazing Prevention Week and a partnership with HazingPrevention.Org. This group is also in charge developing a prevention strategy to facilitate conversations and initiatives to combat the hazing culture on campus and to foster positive new member education practices.

Interfraternal Relations

The purpose of the Interfraternal Relations Committee is to develop initiatives and convene conversations designed to foster brotherhood and sisterhood among fraternal organizations. The main responsibilities of the committee include, but are not limited to, the coordination of Fall Fiesta and Greek Week.

Service

The purpose of the Service Committee is to engage fraternity and sorority members in community service, college service, and philanthropy. The main responsibilities of this committee include, but are not limited to, coordinating A Week to GIVE, Senior Citizens Prom and Spring Fling at Meadowbrook Health Care, Faculty Appreciation Day, Adopt-a-Highway, and Opening Weekend Activities.

Up 'til Dawn

Executive Director: Brandon Collings
Email: [email protected]

The purpose of the Up 'til Dawn Committee is to plan the annual campus fund raiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is held annually in November and is open to all SUNY Plattsburgh students to participate in the quest to end catastrophic childhood diseases.

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