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Old 06-26-2017, 08:53 AM
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No longer in the NIC...

As a followup to my previous post about who has left the NIC (and the fact that Delta Epsilon Psi doesn't appear to be part of the NIC anymore.)

I'm trying to put together a list of groups which have been in the NIC and are no longer because they have merged with another NIC group. This will almost certainly end up as a longer list (if only due to all of the groups that have merged with ZBT...)
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:35 PM
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Lambda Chi Alpha has pulled out! Cannot blame them at all!!!
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:39 PM
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Phi Delta Theta and Kappa Sigma left too. I believe Phi Sigma Kappa left, but then came back.
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Old 06-28-2017, 11:46 AM
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This is more related to the previous thread... However, according to Wikipedia the following occured.
2002: Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta and Phi Sigma Kappa left
2006: Phi Sigma Kappa rejoined.
2015: Lambda Chi Alpha left
2016: Tau Kappa Epsilon left

So currently Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta and Tau Kappa Epsilon have left according to Wikipedia.

<strike>And now apparently Delta Epsilon Psi is no longer in the NIC, but I can't figure out what happened.</strike>

From Delta Epsilon Psi's facebook page.
a Epsilon Psi South Asian Fraternity Inc

January 24
There is strength in unity.

Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. is more than just a Brotherhood, it is a movement. Since our inception on October 1st, 1998, we have worked towards the betterment of society not by our words, but by our actions. This movement has many moving parts to it, and an important one is unity. Our Brotherhood exemplifies our unity, but it goes beyond that. The Greek life community does not function without unity, in fact it is built on it. In an effort to strengthen the unity in the South Asian Community, Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. has decided to resign membership in the North-American Interfraternity Council (NIC) and is focusing our efforts to NAPA,National APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Panhellenic Association. Their recent commitment to the Desi community, aligns with the vision of our organization. We would like to thank NIC for their unwavering support. We look forward to strengthening our bond with National APIDA Panhellenic Association in the coming years.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:38 PM
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What exactly are the benefits and drawbacks of NIC membership? I imagine that the NIC provides educational programs and other services but I really don't know what they offer members that the national fraternities don't already have. I also imagine that the biggest drawback is paying NIC dues and maybe following guidelines or rules that not everyone agreees with... kind of like the conferences and the NCAA. But what else? Are the non-members barred from the IFC at their schools?
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:40 PM
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The following organizations were in the NIC in 1957 and weren't in the NIC in 2000:
Beta Sigma Rho
Kappa Nu
Phi Alpha
Phi Epsilon Pi
Phi Kappa
Phi Sigma Delta
Phi Sigma Epsilon
Theta Kappa Phi

(All of whom were mergers with other NIC groups.)
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:42 PM
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Basically, the Fraternities felt NIC was not doing enough for the betterment for them!
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:49 PM
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Is a NIC necessary? Serious question, not trying to be a wise guy. I'm all for sharing best practices and creating a shared positive culture across all fraternities at the national level but it is not very clear what the value of membership is, or the risks of disaffiliating with the NIC..
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:12 PM
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IMO, ranking the Greek Umbrella organizations in the degree to which an organization would be hurt by leaving the Umbrella organization.

My personal ranking: From most hurt to least...
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) (Hist Black)
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) (Sororities)
(large gap)
Professional Fraternity Association (PFA)
North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS)
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