Introduction to IFC
A Letter From the President
As the representative of the four fraternity chapters that call Pepperdine University home and make up the Interfraternity Council, I would like to welcome you to our website.
Pepperdine University is a unique place in which students of all kinds can come together and grow intellectually and spiritually in the belief that these two aspects of life are inseparable. The Greek community at Pepperdine University is fairly young, but has enjoyed rapid success and growth thanks to the wonderful efforts of students and staff for over 20 years. Currently one in five Pepperdine men is a member of a fraternity. Routinely our chapters and their members make up the heart and soul of Pepperdine student life. Greek members frequently lead in academics, athletics, and spiritual life that has helped define life for students on our hillside treasure in Malibu.
We encourage all members and prospective members of the Pepperdine community to use our website and get to know what Greek life is about. If you have any questions that this website fails to answer please contact me, the other Interfraternity Council members, Greek Life Advisor, or the fraternity Chapter Presidents.
John Louis Chiappe
2019 Pepperdine Interfraternity Council President
Pepperdine Interfraternity Council
The Pepperdine University Interfraternity Council is comprised of five executive board members and the presidents of the four NIC recognized fraternities on campus. The Pepperdine University Interfraternity Council exist to govern its’ member fraternities, promote fraternal values, and foster growth of fraternities at Pepperdine. The IFC exists to serve and enhance the lives of fraternity men, all students, and the larger Pepperdine community. We believe that through promoting fraternal values we can better prepare Pepperdine men for the, “lives of purpose, service, and leadership,” called for us at Pepperdine University.
North-American Interfraternity Council
Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference is the trade association representing 75 International and National Men's Fraternities. The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. The NIC is also committed to enhancing the benefits of fraternity membership through its relationship with Interfraternity Councils. Today, the NIC has 66 member organizations with approximately 5,500 chapters located on 800+ campuses in the United States and Canada with approximately 350,000 undergraduate members.The NIC is led by a Board of Directors comprised of nine volunteers from member fraternities. The headquarters and professional staff are located in Indianapolis, Indiana.