IFC votes for changes, awards all sports trophies

By David Matz

DeKALB | The Interfraternity Council presented the 2009-10 All Sports Award at its Monday night meeting.

Phi Sigma Kappa won first place in the IFC All Sports Challenge, a competition between Greek fraternities in intramural sports throughout the year.

The term of the challenge was recently changed from the calendar year to the academic year. The award presented on Monday is for the 2009-10 academic year.

Phi Sigma Kappa also won first place for the 2009 calendar year All Sports Challenge earlier this semester.

Jeremy Wicklund, Phi Sigma Kappa president, attributed the fraternity’s winning record to the veteran teams.

“We had a lot of the same people on the teams return,” Wicklund said. “The competition is getting harder each year. We’re trying to go for the go for it again.”

He said the fraternity’s football team did really well and was looking forward to the upcoming sports.

The IFC also voted on a package of changes to the social Greek fraternity council’s constitution. There were three major changes to the constitution’s bylaws. The vote was quick and decisive with no deliberation.

Previously, the vice president of administration was in charge of money and held the role of secretary. With the newly passed bylaws, the vice president of administration is now in charge of getting speakers to meet with the IFC and fulfills the role of secretary.

The decision was made to transform another position whose main focus would be money.

“The IFC executives felt that one person should be in charge of all the money,” said IFC president Sean McGovern. “We want to be more fiscally organized.”

The vice president of member education is now the vice president of finance.

The last change to the constitution is the bylaw stating the vice president of community events will be the chairman of any committee related to the IFC Tugs event.

Also, Jason Weiner stepped down as IFC Executive Vice President because he got a job offer he couldn’t refuse, said McGovern.

In the next two weeks, the IFC will be holding executive board elections, therefore any pending decisions have been postponed until after those are held.