Basketball program offers incentives to Greeks

Cameron Koch

New incentives for fraternity and sorority members to attend men’s basketball games are going into effect this season, with opportunities for Greeks to raise money for their philanthropies and a yet unknown financial reward.

The plan was revealed at the Interfraternity Council meeting on Monday. The IFC acts as a judicial body for fraternities on campus.

Fraternity and sorority attendance will be tracked at home basketball games and tallied using a point system, said Basketball Director of Operations Andrew Theokas.

Members of fraternities and sororities that attend the games will earn a point for their organization. If more than 60 percent of an organization is in attendance, that group will earn a 100-point bonus, with a 200-point bonus being awarded for 80 percent member attendance.

There will be a winning group for the both the fall and spring semester, as well as an overall winner.

Theokas mentioned a financial reward for the winning organization’s philanthropy, though he didn’t have a specific number. He did mention possible non-financial incentives, such as the winning group being allowed to display their organization’s flag in Diddle Arena.

Greek organizations will also earn $25 for their philanthropies as long as 60 percent of the active member list is in attendance.

IFC President John Hughes introduced other business that included voting on a change in fines and penalties for fraternities missing the mandatory IFC meetings, though the vote has been delayed until Nov.7.

IFC also nominated potential officers for the Nov. 7 election. Nominated for the position of IFC President is Matt Brown, Kappa Sigma; Bryan Hartzell, Phi Gamma Delta; Cody Murhpy, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; and Andrew Petsey, Pi Kappa Alpha.