The Inter-fraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council at
CSU is planning changes that will keep them away from the “Animal
“As the new president of IFC, I want to work with each
fraternity,” said Pat Hutchinson, member of Pi Kappa Phi. “I want
fraternities to know what is happening in the community and inform
the community about what’s going on in Greek life.”
IFC is the governing board over all fraternities on campus. The
council serves to guide and support the chapters and ensure they
uphold the high ideals every fraternity stands for.
Hutchinson, along with five other fraternity members, was
appointed a new position on the executive board of IFC Nov. 17. He
believes the change is for the better.
“New people in IFC take on new perspectives and bring new
thoughts,” said Hutchinson. “They make the fraternities better, and
that is what IFC is about.”
Hutchinson’s plans for the next year include: better
communication between the fraternities and IFC, building
relationships with the administration and improving the reputation
of fraternities on campus.
“I think the changes in IFC will make it better,” said Jose
Garcia Jr., member of Pi Kappa Alpha. “Hopefully the new
president’s plans for next year will not only improve fraternities,
but also IFC.”
The Panhellenic Council, the governing body for sororities on
campus, is focusing their efforts for next year on the
“The Greek community at CSU has a lot of resources,” said
Kristen Reed, vice president of programming and member of Kappa
Kappa Gamma. “We want to use those resources to reach out to the
Fort Collins community and make a positive impact.”
In the past year the Panhellenic Council has created and
implemented philanthropies like Up ’til Dawn and the Muscular
Dystrophy Association (MDA) bowling tournament.
Some events Reed said the Panhellenic Council is working on are
a senior citizen holiday ball, Dec. 13, and a professor’s
The Panhellenic Council is scheduling activities to prepare the
Greek community on issues they might be faced with. This includes
adversity, suicide prevention and women’s self defense.
“The council wants Greeks to be educated on issues not covered
in the classroom,” Reed said.
“I enjoy the events the Panhellenic Council puts on,” said
Melissa Miller, member of Gamma Phi Beta. “I learn a lot and I feel
like I am helping others.”
Reed and Hutchinson believe the changes and events both councils
are doing will benefit Greek life, as well as the Fort Collins
“We want the community to know that Greek life at CSU makes a
lot of things happen,” Reed said. “We do a lot of good.”