Interfraternity Council brings in new president

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is already looking ahead to next year, after the elections held three weeks ago named Kyle DeVivo as their new president.DeVivo is a freshman on campus and first started on the IFC at the end of last semester.”I was elected by my fraternity to be representative and that meant that I would go to the meetings and report for my chapter and then report back to my chapter,” DeVivo said.To make the transition easier, DeVivo is attending training sessions at the University of Indiana with the head of Greek Life, Kim Monteaux.Next year, DeVivo will take the place of current president Shane Corbishley. His responsibilities will include acting as a spokesman for the IFC, making sure that the fraternity chapters are doings their jobs and coordinating committee assignments for IFC representatives and executives, Corbishley said.”Some of the positive stuff we do doesn’t get recognized. I want to work with the news stations to make our image more positive rather than a negative one,” he said. “Some people here see us as ‘frat boys.’ I want to get rid of the negative connotations that are put around us.”The IFC is the governing body for Greek fraternities. It is made up of the nine fraternities on campus and has been a part of campus life since the 1930s, Brian Trudell, a member of the IFC, said.According to Corbishley, there are certain standards and responsibilities of members of the Council.The IFC seeks to hold its member fraternities accountable for their actions that and to make sure that they remain consistent with their values, or the values of the UVM Greek Community, Corbishley said.They also work with the Panhellenic Council (Panhel), the IFC equivalent for sororities, putting on such events as the Greek Week Games, the Pillar of Excellence and the Greek Awards Ball, Corbishley said.