Welcome Message from President Kayvon Samadani
“UVa fraternities cultivate leaders, foster lifelong friendships, and provide an opportunity for individuals to become part of something bigger than themselves—to become part of a meaningful community.”
Gentlemen of the University of Virginia,
On behalf of one of the nation’s most historic Greek communities, the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) welcomes you to the University of Virginia. With more than 1,700 members across 32 chapters, the IFC has been an institution at the University for over 150 years that continues to grow with each passing year.
While our members may wear their letters with pride, their Greek affiliation rarely defines their university experience. UVa fraternities cultivate leaders, foster lifelong friendships, and provide an opportunity for individuals to become part of something bigger than themselves—to become part of a meaningful community. Across the university, you will see our members in the classroom and on the field—leading everything from Honor debates to service events in the surrounding community.
Indeed, the Greek system at the University of Virginia has played a vital role not only in the personal, but also the academic development of its members over the last 150 years. Time and again, the all-IFC average GPA is higher than the all-male average for UVa undergraduates, and throughout the Greek community there are numerous Jefferson, Rodman, Echols, Holland, and Ridley scholars.
Fraternity parties represent a miniscule part of members’ experiences in their chapters. Memories and friendships survive well beyond the band’s encore or final call. However, fraternities at UVa recognize that they serve as a social outlet for many in the larger student community. Recently, we have evolved and adapted to promote the overall safety of our members and guests.
The IFC works closely with three other incredible Greek Councils on campus to impact the community: the Inter-Sorority Council (ISC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). As a system, we strive to maintain an environment that fosters academic excellence and provides an outlet for self-governance and accountability.
We invite you to join a group of leaders, athletes, activists, and scholars that have propelled the University of Virginia since 1851. We invite you to explore the opportunity to not only enrich your University experience, but also join a system that empowers you to develop and thrive by making an impact on the community around you.
President of the UVa Inter-Fraternity Council
To read other statements and releases from the IFC, view archived records: