UCF Interfraternity Council (IFC) concluded their first annual “Building Leadership” conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Forty men representing leadership of 13 IFC fraternities and dozens of on-campus organizations arrived in New Orleans on August 15th.

The group was divided into teams and worked actively with the United Saints Recovery Project rebuilding projects for the New Orleans community.

In addition to the service work, the fraternity members had an impressive lineup of speakers, including an Air Force colonel, superintendent of Saint Bernard Parish Schools, and a member of Teach for America. The speakers offered different perspectives on leadership and shared their moving stories. Speaker Beau Williamson offered motivation, teach leadership strategies and breakdown communication constraints amongst the group workshops.

“So glad to have made great IFC bonds. This is looking like it’s going to be a banner year for IFC at UCF,” posted Alex Lewis, shortly after the trip. The strong bonds forged were quickly evident amongst members of IFC as they discussed an array of topics facing the community on the way back to Orlando. The IFC looks forward the discussion of how they can continue to “build better men and a better community.”

The UCF IFC consists of 16 member organizations and oversees over 1,300 fraternity men. For more information, visit: https://fsl.sdes.ucf.edu/ifc/.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.