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Statement of Community Relations 

The members of the Executive Board of the InterFraternity Council at Columbia University are strongly dedicated towards establishing expectations on appropriate behavior and respectful relations with our Morningside Heights community, with a strong emphasis on providing viable and fair solutions. This can relate to, but is not limited to, monitoring of social events and levels of noise heard from within and outside these social events. The IFC at Columbia University has embarked on the monumental task of establishing an effective and communicative relationship between the residents of the Morningside Heights Community and the residents of the fraternity brownstones of Columbia University. With this goal in mind, the position of VP Community Relations was added to the IFC Executive Board to address these concerns.

To promote and foster such a healthy relationship, we ask that when a resident(s) files a “noise complaint” that it be:

a) constructive and detailed

b) state the location of the noise (i.e. the location of the house that the noise is coming from – street and house number, etc.), and

c) provide any related observations and details (e.g. time the noise started and ended)

With such information provided, you can expect a prompt response from the IFC VP Community Relations after the complaint is filed and registered. Importantly, if the proper details are not filed and stated in the initial reports, the initial response from the VP Community Relations will be one asking a series of important and informative questions. The IFC VP Community Relations can be reached via email (ifc-eboard@columbia.edu). Please also feel free to reach out with any other questions, suggestions, or concerns. We hope to facilitate a positive and open dialogue with our community.

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