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On behalf of the 33 fraternities that comprise the Interfraternity Council at the University of California, Berkeley, I would like to welcome you to Cal, and the IFC website!

You will find that Cal’s Greek Life is unique from other universities. Many of our fraternities at UC Berkeley are deeply entrenched in Cal tradition, several of them being the first chapter of their respective national organizations founded west of the Mississippi River. Over the time of over 140 years, Greek Life at Cal has developed into a well-established network of hardworking and aspiring scholars, leaders, and alumni.

Our CalGreeks community abides by the four pillars of friendship, leadership, scholarship, and service. Through the direction provided by these pillars, you will witness world-class minds collaborating with one another to make strides in leading progressive changes, that are often reflected at a national level. Through this collaboration, the CalGreeks community cultivates leadership skills and ambition in its students, and this is reflected as our students utilize these skills as they enter the workforce.

Joining my fraternity has provided me so much room to develop myself, and has provided me opportunities that I could not possibly have imagined as a freshman. The various leadership roles I have undertaken throughout my time in the CalGreeks community have proved to be invaluable, and I am honored to be able to give back to my community in my capacity as IFC President.

The UC Berkeley Interfraternity is committed to continuously progressing to foster a safe community for all. Here are some of our stated goals for 2018:

  1. Develop policies and survivor support systems for survivors of sexual violence and sexual harassment, so that they can be handled in a careful and efficient manner.

  2. Continue to work on improving alcohol & event safety at fraternity events.

  3. Create new curriculum for new members entering the Interfraternity Council system, so that they may be educated on CalGreeks specific issues & conversations.

  4. Maintain and increase recruitment numbers, and working with New Student Services to fit IFC Recruitment with the new Golden Bear Orientation program.

I hope that that this website will provide conclusive answers to the questions that you seek regarding the Interfraternity Council. If not, please do not hesitate to personally contact me at ifc.president@calgreeks.com.

Go Bears!

Jon Jay