Spring Recruitment 2015
IFC Spring Recruitment begins on January 19th and lasts
until January 23rd. Please note the mandatory registration
form will be available shortly. We thank you for your patience.
Each semester, members of the Florida Greek community
strive to advance the University of Florida and Gainesville
area communities through service and philanthropy.
Members of the Interfraternity Council have historically held
some of the highest leadership positions and honors on campus.
A Message From Our President
The Boys from Old Florida since 1884, fraternities at the University of Florida have played an integral role in creating much of the rich history and tradition that make our university the world-class institution that it is today. Through high standards of character and integrity, fraternities have fostered and influenced the development and growth of many of today’s most prominent leaders and visionaries, both during their time in Gainesville and long after they have left the university. Our fraternity alumni have achieved incredible success in all aspects of life, from the Capitol to the playing field and everything in between.
Our current members continue to set the highest standards of leadership, service, scholarship, and dedication to the University of Florida community. Today, fraternities at the University of Florida continue many of the traditions that have led to our proud legacy, while working to create a vision for future success for generations to come. On behalf of the 2,500+ members of the Interfraternity Council, I would like to welcome you to our website. Please take the opportunity to explore what makes the University of Florida IFC one of the nation’s largest and most successful fraternity councils, while ensuring that it is and always will be great to be a Florida Gator.
IFC's new and improved Newsletter helps Fraternities stay updated like never before!
This fall, The Interfraternity Council decided to make a drastic change in their usual collection drive. Instead of collecting canned food, the Interfraternity Council decided to create a care package drive, in which fraternities pledged care packages for active military members. The way it worked was simple: The IFC provided…
Athletics amongst IFC organizations are a very large factor in determining who wins the President’s Cup each year. This year, IFC held an All-Star game involving all 25 fraternities. The IFC All-Star game is an all-day philanthropic intramural event. The event occurred this past Veteran’s Day, November 11th, from 3:30 to…
On Ocotber 28th, Chi Phi held it’s third annual Chi Phactor benefitting the Tender Hearts Educational Society. This competition is modeled after Fox’s hit Television show the X Factor. Chi Phactor is a two round singing competition consisting of 12 organizations within the Panhellenic Council and Theta Alpha. It is…
On October 23rd, Sigma Nu held their annual Sigma Nu Slam benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For the second year in a row, this tournament was a dodgeball tournament. Prior to that, this event was a tennis tournament. The dodgeball tournament consisted of teams that competed in 8-on-8 single…
As President, I act as the liaison between the fraternities and the University of Florida, I oversee the President's Council, and I act as the official spokesperson of the IFC. Over the next year, it is my goal to reemphasize the community's dedication to service and to improve the effectiveness of the operations of the IFC and its chapters. I'm a 4th-year management major from Potomac, Maryland who enjoys football, The Office, and hanging out with Jack Causseaux.
Drew HendersonExecutive Vice President
I'm a fourth year combined degree student in Information Systems and Operations management with a minor in Accounting. My primary responsibilities are to oversee IFC chapters in the Greek Conduct Process, ensure that IFC philanthropies adhere to the ARB Constitution, and maintain the IFC Constitution and By-Laws. In my spare time, I enjoy watching baseball, playing golf, and investing.
Brett FreidkesVice President of Operations
As the Vice President of Operations, I oversee all of the Directors and Assistant Directors within the Interfraternity Council to ensure that all IFC sponsored events are executed properly. I am a fourth year Mechanical Engineering major from Parkland, Florida who enjoys playing drums, going to the movies, and talking about Breaking Bad.
Jake FurnariVice President of Membership
It is my duty to advise chapters in year round recruitment strategies, organize fall and spring rush weeks, and ensure that the chapters of the IFC maintain an ideal retention rate. I am a third year Exercise Physiology Major on the Pre-Medicine track from Melbourne, Florida. My hobbies include picking heavy things up, putting them down, and long walks on the beach.
Oliver Hart IIIVice President of Finance
My role is to manage all budgets, bills, and cash flow streams. I also help the Executive Board and Directors fund creative and engaging programs for the Council. I am a third-year Finance major from Miami, Florida. I like to play basketball, relax on the beach, and shop at Publix.
Justin ShifrinVice President of Administrative Affairs
I am a third year Accounting major from West Palm Beach, Florida. As Vice President of Administrative Affairs, I'm in charge of overseeing communications between the IFC executive board and UF administration, the UF Greek community, and the general Gainesville community. I'm a proud brother of Phi Delta Theta and in my spare time I enjoy flying single engine aircraft, playing golf, scuba diving, and snow skiing.
Santiago RamirezDirector of Public Relations
I am a second year Political Science major with a minor in Business Administration. I am from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and eventually hope to attend law school after my undergrad. As the Director of Public Relations I plan to inform the public of all the opportunities that IFC offers to all their members and what activities they participate on a daily basis.
Jesse ShechterDirector of Service
I'm a sophomore double majoring in Microbiology and Economics. As a pre-med student, I have a passion for helping others, which ultimately drove me to apply for the Director of Service position and find creative ways for IFC men to really make an impact in the Gainesville community. I'm a huge sports fan who loves to cheer for my hometown Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat.
Jonathan DaguilhDirector of Multicultural Awareness
I am a junior, majoring in Civil Engineering. I joined Sigma Nu fraternity in my sophomore year. In my spare time I like to play Tennis and golf. I'm from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As the Director of Multicultural Affairs for the Interfraternity Council, I am responsible for promoting multicultural awareness in the greek community.
Dylan de FouwDirector of Special Projects
I'm currently a third year student majoring in both Economics and Political Science. Since arriving at UF I've been involved in a variety of organizations such as the Florida Cicerones and Student Senate. I look forward to bringing my past experiences to this position and planning some great events for the Gainesville Community.
Brian RoneyDirector of Sponsorships
I am a second year finance major born and raised in Detroit, MI. My goal is to create awareness of the many benefits fraternity members have as being a part of IFC. I plan on accomplishing my goal through various partnerships with local Gainesville businesses. In my spare time, I love playing football and golf.
Connor SleethDirector of Scholarship
I am a Sophomore Applied Physiology and Kinesiology major and a member of Alpha Tau Omega. As Director of Scholarship I will withhold and further establish academic prestige throughout the University of Florida Fraternities. I will help introduce new members to the expected levels of academic achievement, as well as provide tools to assist in their academic success.
Frederick KolbDirector of Educational Programming
I am a third-year Economics and Political Science major. I was born and raised in Germany and currently reside in Naples, Florida. Besides my position as Director of Educational Programming for IFC, I am also the Service Chair of my fraternity and on the executive board of the Model United Nations team, for which I have participated in over 20 conferences. I enjoy traveling, playing soccer, and debating about political issues.
Parker HoffmanDirector of Intramurals
My main goal this year to implement new ideas and technologies into the Intramural sports that our fraternities here on campus participate in. I am currently majoring in Economics and aspire to work in the league office of Major League Baseball upon graduation. Before my time here at UF, I grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and was a varsity lettermen in 3 sports; volleyball, football and baseball.
Thomas EchezabalDirector of Information Technology
My role is to maintain the upkeep and security of all software/IT related services for IFC. I'm the proud designer/programmer of the new IFC website and data systems as a whole. I'm a first-year Computer Science major from Miami, FL. On my spare time I like to follow Tech news, play a little Golf, and cheer for my team - Miami Heat!