Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s Position Regarding NIC/IFC Fees for Non-NIC Chapters

Published October 17, 2019

As many of you are aware, the North American Interfraternity Conference has announced that non-NIC chapters will pay $330 to belong to local interfraternity councils while member NIC chapters will pay $30 a year. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity instructs all chapters and colonies of Kappa Sigma to pay the exact same fees as all NIC members pay to your local interfraternity council.

The Kappa Sigma Fraternity has partnered with the leadership of Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta and Tau Kappa Epsilon to stand together against this inequity that has been placed on non-NIC member chapters in local interfraternity councils.

The Kappa Sigma Fraternity, like all other college fraternities, have belonged to local interfraternity councils across our 150-year history. During that time, we have worked with other fraternities at the campus level to establish dues that meet the requirements of the local interfraternity council and have allowed their member organizations to establish what financial commitment is necessary for the individual campuses without interference. In recent years, the NIC has changed its initiatives and programs and as a result, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Lambda Chi Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon resigned from the NIC. Kappa Sigma reached this decision as a result of having our dues to the NIC tripled while receiving no direct benefit to our undergraduate chapters or brothers. This was a business decision by Kappa Sigma and a business decision only.

The non-NIC fraternal organizations stand together on this issue and have made our position known to the NIC. If the NIC does not reverse these fees so that our chapters pay the same fees as the NIC fraternities, then Kappa Sigma and our partners will take the necessary action to defend the rights of our members.

The Kappa Sigma Fraternity continues to enjoy relationships with member organizations of the NIC and our Fraternity is a very interfraternity oriented fraternity. It is our hope that the NIC will retract their position on this dues structure and allow local IFCs and IFC members to determine their own dues structure.

Thank you for your leadership on your individual campuses, and we will continue to update you on the progress in this particular matter to assure that chapters of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and all college fraternities are being treated in a fair and equitable fashion.

Supreme Executive Committee,