First-year Initiates Reaching Excellence
To prepare new members for membership in the Greek community, in giving them the skills to become future leaders in all aspects of the campus, while creating a community within new members and the entire Greek community.
Implementation will be through voluntary participation by IFC chapters based on a recognition system. During this introduction year, any chapter who participates, at any level, will be recognized both on the IFC website and recruitment book as well as have a letter sent to their national or international headquarters. Participation in the Greek Fire program is not mandatory but is highly encouraged. The programs are designed to supplement your individual chapter’s new member education program and increase the unity between our IFC chapters.
Note: The events listed below are merely suggestions. If you feel that your chapter already participates in a program that would fit in a category below, please e-mail the VP of Membership Development, Brenden Lowe, at email@example.com. Approval must be granted before the event in order for it to count towards the Greek Fire program. If you have any questions or need help scheduling events, please contact Brenden Lowe.
Attend either a Rho Gamma event or an event listed on the following page.
If the event is not one listed on the following page, e-mail the VP of Membership Development, Brenden Lowe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have at least 80% of your new members attend the event. Active members are invited to attend as well but never required.
Notify the VP of Membership Development that your members attended the event either by submitting the attached event submission form to the VP of Membership Development mailbox in the Center for Student Involvement (2500 Student Center) or by filling out the Electronic Event Submission Form on the IFC website (greeklife.missouri.edu/ifc).
Please notify the VP of Membership Development within a week of completing the event.
Note: The IFC will take attendance at the Rho Gamma events so you do not have to submit the event submission form for those.
Personal and professional development – Consciousness of one’s self
Rho Gamma presentation on Using Greek experience on your resume
Interview Skills presentation
Rho Gamma presentation on Study Skills/time management
Hire Mizzou Tigers Registration of all new members
Health and Risk Management – Congruence
Hazing Education/Hazing Prevention Awareness program
Wellness Resource Center Presentation
Green Dot Presentation
Greek Community – Common Purpose
Rho Gamma presentation on IFC values/ What is IFC
Organize, plan, or attend a non-alcoholic social activity with another chapter
Campus Community – Collaboration
All New Members involved in at least one other organization
AASB traditions presentation
Involvement Ambassador presentation
Mizzou After Dark event
Culture and Diversity – Controversy With Civility
Attend an NPHC event
Attend/Host an LGBTQ Program/Ally Training - safespace
Attend a university sponsored diversity speaker or program
Participate in an approved community service event with another chapter 3+ hours
Host a community service event in community 5+ hours
Co-Sponsor a philanthropy event with another IFC Chapter
80% of New Members participation in a philanthropy event outside of the Greek Community (Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, Camp Kesem, etc.)
Greek Fire Event Submission Form
Chapter ___________________________ Date___________________________
Core Curriculum Area (circle one)
Individual Group Society
New Member Educator Signature__________________________________
Number of New Members present___________
Turn in to the VP of Membership Development Mailbox in the CSI, 2500 Student Center
Academic Retention Services
Career Services Offices
Student Success Center
Shawn McCollom, Assistant Fire Marshal
RSVP (Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention) Center
Student Legal Services
Wellness Resource Center
Center for Leadership Development & Community Involvement
Emerging Greek Leaders Program
Updated: 4/23/2012Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)
Mizzou Office for Financial Success
New Member Education: New Student Programs
Personal Financial Planning Dept.
Service & Philanthropy
Diversity Peer Educators
Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center
Service & Philanthropy
LGBTQ Resource Center
Mizzou Alternative Break
Caring for Columbia
Center for Leadership & Service
Sustainability Office/ Environmental Leadership Office
Office of Greek Life staff
National/Local Chapter Beneficiary
Greek FIRE Membership Development Program