Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
The IFC at Lander is a governing body comprised of members from each of the affiliated chapters. IFC is responsible for coordination of recruitment, judiciary policies and procedures, inter-fraternity relations as well as promoting positive relations with all Greeks on campus.
Lander has 3 nationally recognized fraternities on campus:
Alpha Tau Omega
• National Alpha Tau Omega Home Page
• Nickname - ATO's
• Founded - September 15, 1865, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia
• Colors - Azure and Gold
• Flower - White Tea Rose
• Mascot - Louisiana Yard Dawgs
• Magazine - The Palm
• Philanthropies – Shriner’s Hospital, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greenwood Humane Society, Greenwood Foodbank
• Quick Facts – Lander is the founding chapter of ‘ATO Goes Homeless’, a philanthropic event where brothers live in a tent city on campus for the week collecting canned food for Greenwood Foodbank and clothing donations for Salvation Army. ATO was the 2013 Recipient of the American Democracy Project Organization of the Year for Civic Engagement. They were on the winning team for Greek Week 2014 along with Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta. An Alpha Tau Omega brother was voted Greek Man of the year at the Student Life Awards 2014.
Pi Kappa Phi
• Pi Kappa Phi National Home Page
• Nickname - Pi Kapps
• Founded - December 10, 1904, College of Charleston, South Carolina
• Colors - Gold and White
• Flower - Red Rose
• Mascot - Steam Boat Willy The Alligator
• Magazine - The Star & Lamp
• Philanthropies - PUSH (People Understanding the Severely Handicapped) created in 1977. It is the only fraternity with its own national outreach project. The first to raise over $ 3 million.
• Quick Facts – The Gamma Rho chapter of Pi Kappa Phi is the oldest national fraternity at Lander, chartered on February 28, 1970. Pi Kappa Phi was presented a key to the city of Greenwood after raising money and building a $20,00 handicap accessible playground through PUSH. Pi Kappa Phi was on the winning team for Greek Week 2013 along with Zeta Tau Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, and Zeta Phi Beta. Annually, Pi Kappa Phi hosts a golf tournament at Hunter’s Creek Golf Course to raise money for PUSH America.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
• Name: Tau Kappa Epsilon
• Nickname: TEEK
• Founded: January 1, 1899 Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois
• Colors: Cherry and Gray
• Flower: Red Carnation
• Mascot: Golden Eagle
• Magazine: The Teke
• Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Hospital, Self Regional Hospital, South Carolina's Adopt-a-Highway and the Wounded Warrior Project
• Quick Facts: Tau Kappa Epsilon annually assists with Self Regional Spooktacular, a Halloween event for children in the hospital. Tau Kappa Epsilon sponsors “TKE Week”, an event in the spring semester where all Greek organizations participate in friendly competition to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The IFC President from 2012-2014 has been a brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon.