IFC Releases ‘Beyond the Letters’ Greek Life Video
The Penn State Interfraternity Council released a YouTube video tonight that features student leaders talking about their experience with Greek Life.
IFC President Dan Florencio begins the video by explaining that Greeks “hold themselves to a higher standard than the rest of the students at Penn State.”
“Honor, love, friendship, and brotherhood; these are values that I really believe in and that Greeks at this campus really believe in,” said Florencio in the video.
Panhellenic Council President Paige Rothaus is also featured discussing how she got involved with Greek life and what effect joining a sorority had on expanding her experience at Penn State. THON Overall Kirsten Kelly, UPUA Vice President Colleen Smith, and State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham are also featured discussing the Greek community’s impact on the Penn State community.
IFC officials have said that the video is not a response to December’s controversial Death to Greek Life video, which blasted Greek leadership. Florencio told Onward State that the IFC leadership decided to make the YouTube video because “it’s a form of media [they] hadn’t used in the past.”
YouTube is a new venue for the IFC to release its stories, but the IFC has already expanded the its social media efforts by maintaining a more active @PennStateIFC account and keeping its content on Facebook fresh. Management of the IFC’s social media is actually an explicitly listed duty of Vice President of Communication Kevin Cirilli’s job description as defined in the IFC constitution.
With a longer version apparently in production, the video could be a good way to introduce students to Greek life when recruitment rolls around next fall. Check it out below.
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