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.