January's Co-Brother of the Month: Stephen Ruiz and Caleb Wilson

The Interfraternity Council, IFC, represents the fraternity communities at Mizzou. The IFC makes integral decisions about rules and regulations that chapters must adhere to in order to maintain good standing with the University of Missouri. In addition to these regulations, IFC puts a large emphasis on leadership and academic excellence. Two of our brothers embraced the challenge of spearheading IFC for this past year, Stephen Ruiz and Caleb Wilson. This month, our chapter recognizes them as Brothers of the Month for January, honoring their dedication to developing not only our own chapter, but the entire Greek community at Mizzou.

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Stephen Ruiz

During his time on the executive board of IFC, Steve served as VP of Recruitment. This position focuses on accepting and assisting with the integration of new members. Steve focused on developing the entire Mizzou community by bringing new men into chapters that would further their academic, social, and networking skills. Steve was the primary contact for Formal Rush, the main IFC recruiting event, which took place over the summer. While heading up this event, he trained all the Rho Gamma, men who would be leading the new members around for the weekend, and provided a rigid schedule that led to the event being a major success. Within our own chapter, Steve has served as: Pledge Class President (PCP) of the Fall ’15 class, External Philanthropy chairmen, Social chairmen, and liaison for every Homecoming and Greek Week since his initiation.

 

"Having such a large responsibility at such a young age was very over whelming at first, but before I knew it the position was growing me in ways I never imagined possible. Looking back on it, I’m extremely grateful to have been able to organize the process that led hundreds of men into Greek life and it is an experience that will stick with me profoundly for the rest of my life."   -Stephen Ruiz

"Having such a large responsibility at such a young age was very over whelming at first, but before I knew it the position was growing me in ways I never imagined possible. Looking back on it, I’m extremely grateful to have been able to organize the process that led hundreds of men into Greek life and it is an experience that will stick with me profoundly for the rest of my life."   -Stephen Ruiz


Caleb Wilson

During his term with IFC, Caleb served as VP of Member Development. Caleb’s position primarily concentrated on contriving programs to assure the continual development of individuals within the fraternities represented by IFC. His job focused on building Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Brotherhood. Caleb excelled at this role and challenged all IFC members to strive for new heights both in the classroom and the local Columbia community. His term helped enhance the awareness of challenges facing the Greek society. Within our chapter, Caleb has served as Vice President and maintained a leading GPA of 4.0, holding the high standards of Theta Chi men.

"Working on IFC came with its challenges but all in all it was a blast. The other board members became some of my best friends and we accomplished some incredible stuff. One project we managed to establish was a community service award: $2,000 given to the fraternity with the best idea to help the Columbia community. Another project we got done was the very first new member educator development program at Mizzou. I'd highly recommend anyone considering running for IFC to go for it - it was hands down one of my best experiences at Mizzou." -Caleb Wilson

"Working on IFC came with its challenges but all in all it was a blast. The other board members became some of my best friends and we accomplished some incredible stuff. One project we managed to establish was a community service award: $2,000 given to the fraternity with the best idea to help the Columbia community. Another project we got done was the very first new member educator development program at Mizzou. I'd highly recommend anyone considering running for IFC to go for it - it was hands down one of my best experiences at Mizzou." -Caleb Wilson