Fraternities have been an important and integral part of Lawrence University since 1859. The existence of a fraternity chapter at Lawrence represents a three-way partnership between a local group of students, the general fraternity organization, and the university. Interfraternity Council (IFC) is recognized as the governing body of all of the fraternity chapters at Lawrence. Each chapter has equal representation on IFC with each fraternity president representing his chapter. IFC is primarily concerned with membership recruitment, policy formation, officer training, cross-fraternity communication, and campus/community relations.
The current members of IFC are: President Brian Lambert, VP of Greek Affairs Tom Murphy, VP of Operations Earl Kavanaugh, VP of Public Relations Jacques Hacquebord, Bill Haas of Beta Theta Pi, Brion Winters of Delta Tau Delta, Vlad Dima of Phi Delta Theta, Dane Tice of Phi Kappa Tau, and Ben Guenther of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Third term last year IFC planned many events including the Greek Olympics, where the different Greek organizations competed in events such as capture the flag, pool games, lip sync, and a slow bike race. Quad barbecues helped to open up the fraternity quadrangle to the Lawrence community. Another highlight for IFC was helping the American Cancer Society by operating the water station for the runners in Appleton’s Relay for Life.