Fraternity Men Unite: Brother Leads SEIFC
Since 1966, more than 50 fraternity-governing councils have gathered from all over the southeastern United States to share their commitment to leadership and fraternity life. This is the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC)—now meet the brother at the helm.
Baxter Ray (Zeta Chi–Kennesaw State ’17) has risen through the ranks, serving as Number VIII for his chapter and vice president of standards for the Interfraternity Council (IFC), before going on to become the president of both the IFC and the SEIFC.
“It was an honor to be elected into this position,” said Baxter. “I plan on hosting the best SEIFC conference that I can. I hope the conference prepares all of the leaders in attendance to return to their university to make a difference.”
In addition his full involvement in planning and executing the conference, Ray is responsible for presiding at all meetings, appointing committees and their chairpersons, and promoting the event. “The importance of this conference is obvious as we are charged with equipping fraternity leaders to impact their chapters and communities to make a difference at their respective universities in just 3 short days.”
At the heart of his commitment to leadership lies Baxter’s passion for the Order. “Being a fraternity man has changed my life, it is something that I am passionate about and love, and I am committed to making a difference through this position.”
SEIFC bylaws demand that he “keep abreast of interfraternal issues.” Baxter sees the conference as a way to combat what he described as “the negative perception of the fraternity world” and encourage leadership and unity among members of the Greek community.
The conference will take place in February of next year and features a variety of speakers, luncheons, and information sessions. The SEIFC gives out awards for recruitment, philanthropy, leadership, and scholarship, among others. Those interested can register online beginning in January of next year.