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Kyle Riopelle
President of the IFC

IFC statement regarding the national pan-hellenic council

18 September 2020

Please take a moment to read the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s recent statement, which can be found on their Instagram account: nphcatuva.

On Monday, the National Pan-Hellenic Council hosted their annual “Meet the Greeks” event, with the intention of providing a platform of education and unity for the NPHC fraternities and sororities and the Black community at UVA. Anonymous individuals interrupted that event with racist attacks, turning an uplifting and positive event into yet another reminder of the struggles Black students at UVA face on a daily basis. Moments like these should make all of us angry.

The Inter-Fraternity Council stands with the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and we unequivocally condemn acts of racism and hatred like the one the NPHC had to witness on Monday. NPHC fraternities and sororities were created long ago to serve as safe places for Black students to find community; they have had to fight an unfair and difficult battle to serve that purpose, and they have always done so with incredible resilience and strength. The IFC stands in admiration of the NPHC this week and every week.

To see other statements and public releases by the IFC, read the Public Releases page.