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Guide to the Interfraternity Council records, 1947-2001

Abstract

The Interfraternity Council at Duke University, established in 1957, is the umbrella organization for local chapters of national fraternities. The Council interacts with representatives of campus fraternities to promote adherence to University policies and to create opportunities for fraternities to serve the campus community. This collection contains meeting agendas and minutes, pledge programs, certificates, manuals, clippings, incident reports, reports, miscellaneous writings, and printed material. General topics include correspondence between fraternities and the Interfraternity Council, judicial board files, individual chapter constitutions and bylaws, alcohol policies, hazing, pledging, property damage to fraternity houses, leadership, scholarship, and reorganization of fraternities at Duke. Contains restricted materials. The bulk of material is from 1960-1980.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Interfraternity Council records, 1947-2001
Creator
Duke University. Interfraternity Council.
Extent
3 Linear Feet
Repository
University Archives, Duke University.
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The Interfraternity Council at Duke University, established in 1957, is the umbrella organization for Duke University chapters of national fraternities. The Interfraternity Council primarily interacts with the Council of Presidents (presidents of campus fraternities) to promote adherence to University policies and to create leadership opportunities for fraternities to serve the campus community. This collection contains meeting agenda and minutes, pledge programs, certificates, manuals, chapter constitutions and bylaws, incident reports, and printed material related to the Interfraternity Council's governance over fraternities at Duke University. Materials range in date from 1947-2001

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Contains minutes and agendas from Board of Advisors, and Council of Presidents and Executive Board meetings.

Ordered alphabetically.

Minutes, Board of Advisors Meeting, 1995
Box 1
Agendas, IFC Presidents Meetings, 1995
Box 1
Handouts at IFC Presidents Meetings, 1970-1973
Box 1
Meetings, 1996
Box 1
Minutes, Executive Board, 1961-1964
Box 1
Minutes, Executive Board, 1968-1969
Box 1
1962-1963
Box 1
1964-1966 (incomplete for 1965-66)
Box 1
1967-1968
Box 1
1968-1969
Box 1
1969-1971
Box 1
1971-1972
Box 1
1972
Box 1
1973-1974
Box 1
1974-1975
Box 1
1995
Box 1

Contains incident reports, correspondence, and appeals relating to investigations of misconduct by fraternities.

Ordered alphabetically.

Judicial Board Files are RESTRICTED.

Alpha Phi Alpha, 1982
Box 1
Alpha Tau Omega, 1960-1981
Box 1
Beta Phi Zeta, 1982
Box 1
Beta Theta Pi, undated
Box 1
Delta Sigma Phi, 1967-1983
Box 1
Delta Tau Delta, 1982-1983
Box 1
Kappa Alpha, 1960-1967
Box 1
Kappa Sigma, 1960-1977
Box 1
Lambda Chi Alpha, 1961-1972
Box 1
Omega Psi Phi, 1979-1981
Box 1
Phi Delta Theta, 1960-1983
Box 1
Phi Kappa Psi, 1960-1981
Box 1
Phi Kappa Sigma, 1960-1988
Box 1
Pi Kappa Alpha, 1960-1971
Box 1
Pi Kappa Phi, 1960-1967
Box 1
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1961-1983
Box 1
Sigma Chi, 1960-1980
Box 1
Sigma Nu, 1960-1995
Box 1
Sigma Phi Epsilon, 1977-1993
Box 1
Tau Epsilon Phi, 1973-1980
Box 1
Theta Chi, 1963-1982
Box 1
Zeta Beta Tau, 1962-1968
Box 1

Contains constitutions, bylaws, and miscellaneous notes on chapter establishment of fraternities.

Ordered alphabetically.

Beta Phi Zeta-Constitution and Bylaws, 1971
Box 1
Kappa Alpha, 1978
Box 1
Kappa Alpha Psi-Bylaws, 1979
Box 1
Kappa Sigma, Bylaws, undated
Box 1
Omega Psi Phi-Chapter Establishment, 1974
Box 1
Phi Kappa Sigma, Bylaws, 1977
Box 1
Psi Upsilon, Bylaws, undated
Box 1
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Bylaws, 1976
Box 1
Sigma Nu, Bylaws, undated
Box 1
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Constitution, 1975
Box 1
Tau Epsilon Phi-Bylaws, undated
Box 1
Theta Chi-Bylaws, 1976
Box 1

Contains general materials about grades, pledging, housing, rush, leadership, and scholarship of fraternities at Duke University. Ordered alphabetically by subject. Contains restricted materials.

AIH Presidents, Residential Staff, 1971-1972
Box 1
Alcohol Policy, 1994-1997
Box 1
Alcohol Policy, 2000
Box 1
Annual Review Committee, 1987-1988
Box 1
Attendance Policy, 2000
Box 1
Bylaws, revised, 1979
Box 1
Campus Affairs (Community Service), 1971-1972
Box 1
Candidates for officers, 1971-1973
Box 1
Certificates, 1957, 1982-1983
Box 1
Clean-up Policy, 2000
Box 1
Committee Descriptions, 1971-1972
Box 1
Committee Interviews, 1971
Box 1
Committees, 1971-1972
Box 1
Committees, 1974-1975
Box 1
Constitution, 1947
Box 1
Constitution, 1993
Box 1
Correspondence, 1971-1972
Box 1
Correspondence, 1989, 1995
Box 1
Damage Policy, 1987
Box 1
Discriminatory Clauses, 1965
Box 1
Elections, 1994
Box 1
Executive Council, 1971-1972
Box 1
Faculty Associates Program, 1996
Box 1
Fraternity composites (correspondence with Vantine Studios)
Box 1
Fraternity grade point average summaries, 1966-1989
Box 1
Fraternity Information Sheets, 1971
Box 2
Freshman Week, 1971-1972
Box 2
History of Fraternity Locations on West Campus Since 1950, 1981
Box 2
Housing Statistics, 1975-1989
Box 2
Interfraternity Council Scholarship, 1993
Box 2
Jewish/Greek Task Force, 1995
Box 2
Leadership and Service, 1995
Box 2
List of Campus leaders, officers, organizations, 1962-1963
Box 2
Living Group Damages, 1993-1995
Box 2
Membership Records Policy, 1961
Box 2
Correspondence, 1974
Box 2
Correspondence, 1975-1977
Box 2
General materials, 1995-1996

Includes correspondence, agendas, memoranda, alcohol policy draft, fundraising, position papers by students

Box 2
Newspaper Articles, 1977-1979
Box 2
Newspaper Articles, 1992-1995
Box 2
Noise Policy, 1980-1993
Box 2
North Carolina National Bank, 1972-1973
Box 2
Panhellenic Council, 1995
Box 2
Penal Code, Revised, 1962
Box 2
Petitions and Correspondence regarding move of IFC office, 1975
Box 2
Picnic, Parents' Weekend, undated
Box 2
Pledge Programs, 1990-1991
Box 2
Pledge Rules, 1963-1965
Box 2
Psi Upsilon-Shift to Co-ed Status, 1995
Box 2
Proposal for Creation of IFC Board of Overseers, 1995
Box 2
Public Relations, 1980-1989
Box 2
Requirements for the Establishment of a Fraternity or Sorority at Duke, 1974
Box 2
Correspondence, 1981-1987
Box 2
IFC Report on Residential Life at Duke Univ., undated
Box 2
Off-Campus Lodges, 1972
Box 2
Reports and Proposals, 1979-1980
Box 2
Reports and Proposals, 1981-1983
Box 2
Reports and Proposals, 1984-1995
Box 2
Rush and Pledging, 1963-1970, 1994-1997
Box 2
Rush and Dirty-Rush Rules, 1995
Box 2
John F. Sacha Current Business, 1969-1970
Box 2
John F. Sacha, IFC General and Miscellaneous, undated
Box 2
Sales Permits; Exchange of Funds, 1970
Box 2
Southeastern Interfraternity Conference, 1974 -1975
Box 2
West Campus Community Council, 1965-1969
Box 2
Campus Plans with housing locations, 1957-1993
Box 2
The Greek Way, 1954-1955
Box 2
The Greek Way, 1961-1962, 1969-1970
Box 2
The Greek Way, 1970-1979
Box 2
The Greek Way, 1980-1981
Box 2
The Greek Way, 1991-1993
Box 2
The Greek Way, 1993-1995
Box 2
The Greek Way, 2001
Box 2
Open Relations, 1961-1962, 1967-1969
Box 2
Rush Relations, 1969-1970
Box 2

Historical Note

The Interfraternity Council at Duke University, established in 1957, is the umbrella organization for Duke University chapters of national fraternities. The Interfraternity Council primarily interacts with the Council of Presidents (presidents of campus fraternities) to promote adherence to University policies and to create leadership opportunities for fraternities to serve the campus community. The Interfraternity Council is divided into legislative, executive and judicial branches.

The Legislative Board is called the Council of Presidents and includes the presidents of all member fraternities. The Council of Presidents convenes to vote on administrative matters of the Interfraternity Council.

The Executive Council generally facilitates policy creation and assembles committees to work on special events and community service projects. Over the years, these activities have consisted of Greek Week, Shoe and Slipper Weekend, Help Week, and many outdoor concerts. The Executive Council also handles record keeping, publications, and financial accounting.

The Judicial Board enforces the Interfraternity Council Penal Code, tries cases involving infractions by member fraternities, and levies appropriate punishment. Fraternities must maintain good standing with the Council by paying dues, providing periodic financial reports, and completing service projects. Some of the issues reported to the Judicial Board are noise and alcohol violations, hazing, pledging rules, and property damage to fraternity houses.

The Interfraternity Council generally supports fraternity presence at Duke University by employing outside contractors and advisory boards. The input from these sources has helped fraternities make policy decisions about going co-ed, closing a chapter, or updating their image. Since 1954, the Interfraternity Council has published many handbooks for students including: The Greek Way (1954-2001), Rushing Relations (1969-1970), and Open Relations (1961-1969).

Subject Headings

Related Material

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  • Baldwin, Steven L. and Susan Coon Final Report. Office of Student Affairs. Task Force on Greek Life, 1994. Call number: 378.1985 D877 F491 1994
  • Duke University. Interfraternity Council Fraternity Life at Duke, [1947-1975] Call number: 371.855 D877F
  • Downhower, Laura Spring Sorority Rush: a Booklet for First-year Women about Rush and Sororities at Duke, 1989 Call number: 378.19856 S769 1989
  • Duke University. Woman's Panhellenic Council. Sororities at Duke : a Booklet to Tell You the Whys and Hows of Rushing, [1953-1968] Call number: 371.856 D877G

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Interfraternity Council records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Transfer; 1975; 75-68.

Transfer; 1978; 78-133

Transfer; 1980; 80-11.

Transfer; 1989; A89-0020.

Transfer; 1998; A98-7.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed November, 2002

Encoded by Emily Glenn, March 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.