Guide to the Interfraternity Council records, 1947-2001
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. English.
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- Interfraternity Council records
- Duke University. Interfraternity Council
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- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Interfraternity Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Contains minutes and agendas from Board of Advisors, and Council of Presidents and Executive Board meetings.
Contains incident reports, correspondence, and appeals relating to investigations of misconduct by fraternities.
Judicial Board Files are RESTRICTED.
Contains constitutions, bylaws, and miscellaneous notes on chapter establishment of fraternities.
Contains general materials about grades, pledging, housing, rush, leadership, and scholarship of fraternities at Duke University. Ordered alphabetically by subject. Contains restricted materials.
Candidates for officers materials are RESTRICTED.
Committee Interviews materials are RESTRICTED.
Includes correspondence, agendas, memoranda, alcohol policy draft, fundraising, position papers by students
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).
- Fraternities and Sororities collection. (University Archives, Duke University. )
- Panhellenic Council records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
- 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
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Duke University. Interfraternity Council
- Duke University -- Students -- Social conditions
- Duke University -- Students -- Societies, etc.
- Duke University -- Interfraternity Council
- Duke University -- Societies, etc.
Transfer; 1975; 75-68.
Transfer; 1978; 78-133
Transfer; 1980; 80-11.
Transfer; 1989; A89-0020.
Transfer; 1998; A98-7.
Processed by Emily Glenn
Completed November, 2002
Encoded by Emily Glenn, March 2003