Correction appended: Nov. 28, 2012.
On Tuesday night, George “Chip” Ray and Lorenzo Massaro were elected as the 2013 Interfraternity Council President and Executive Vice President, respectively.
Current IFC President Vincenzo Lizza said that the IFC is comprised of 10 members, including him as well as nine executive vice presidents, as well as several sub committees. Ray and Massaro were elected by a majority vote among the 39 out of 49 IFC fraternity presidents that were present for the elections.
Lizza said that the requirements to run for IFC president include having at least a 2.5 GPA, as well as serving previously on the executive board or being a previous president of a fraternity.
Ray, the newly appointed president, served as president of his fraternity, Acacia, during his sophomore year. He also worked under Lizza as his executive vice president this past year, and Lizza said it was Ray’s prior level of experience that made him a great candidate for the position.
“Ray had a lot of prior experience in the board as well as in the borough,” Lizza said. “He brought with him his background knowledge and new ideas that he has been collecting throughout his term as vice president.”
Ray said that he was extremely excited about his new opportunity, and that he is proud to have worked his way up as he planned on doing his freshman year when he first got involved in Greek Life.
“I didn’t know much about Greek life when I was pledging, but I fell in love with it,” Ray said. “I loved not only the possibilities, but the overall molding it does to an individual.”
An idea that Ray said he has for the upcoming semester involves a canned food drive partnered with the Panhellenic Council and other organizations. All donations would benefit the State College Food Bank.
Newly elected 2013 Executive Vice President Massaro, who currently serves on the Greek Sing committee as well on many others, said that he was pumped to get started his term, and that he was overwhelmed by the news of his election.
“I had every foot in every part of the door being involved in so much of Greek Life,” Massaro (senior-crime, law, and justice). “I want to see the Greek community and its relationship with the school grow stronger and become even more united.”
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An earlier version of this article stated incorrect information about the Interfraternity Council and its voting process. IFC chapter presidents can nominate candidates for president, and the position is determined based on a majority vote among its current 49 chapter presidents. Presidential candidates must have previously served as members of the IFC executive board or fraternity chapter presidents. The above article reflects the correct information. The Daily Collegian apologizes for these errors.