Despite the inaccurate stereotypes of fraternity men portrayed by the media and in movies, IFC men are in reality well-rounded individuals whose focus reaches far beyond that of social excellence. It is a little-known fact that Greek men and women form the largest network of volunteers in the country. Furthermore, Greeks volunteer approximately 60,000 hours of community service annually.
At the University of Florida, the Interfraternity Council takes pride in giving back to the Gainesville community and surrounding areas. Every chapter completes a minimum of two service projects each semester, yet many fraternities go above and beyond the minimum call. Some exceptional service projects with heavy IFC involvement range from our IFC and PC clothing drive to the Chicken Wing Charity Thing fundraising event. Project Makeover is a service project with hundreds of volunteers centered on fixing up the facilities of local schools, while the Great American Cleanup is part of the ‘Keep Alachua County Beautiful’ program. Both projects feature heavy involvement from IFC fraternities. Other fraternities have developed mentoring programs for students at local elementary, middle, and high schools.
IFC Members featured on CBS 4 News for Service Project
“Nearly 25 fraternities that are part of the UF Interfraternity Council teamed up with Keep Alachua County Beautiful, to help a part of East Gainesville in need of a boost.”
Check out the link below to see how the Interfraternity Council gives back to the local community.
IFC Clothing Drive
“IFC members donated nearly 1,000 articles of clothing to Grace Marketplace during our Spring 2018 clothing drive”