To promote unity within organizations and among students, the Inter-Fraternity Council will host the Unity Music Festival on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Flight Deck Backyard.

“The Unity Music Festival will encourage unity and philanthropy,” said IFC President Bairon Madrigal, senior biology major.

The Unity Music Festival will have a battle of the DJs where each DJ will have 10 minutes to display their talents. The winner will be judged by crowd reaction. Most of the DJs will be NSU students, but student DJs from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University will also perform.

IFC is composed of the social fraternities on campus, including FIJI, Kappa Sigma and Beta Theta Pi. Their goals are to promote respect, health and safety and to challenge members to espouse fraternal ideals.

“At NSU, Greek councils come together to accomplish similar goals,” said Madrigal.

Currently, the three Greek councils on campus are: IFC, PanHellenic Council and the Unified Greek Council. All three councils came together to plan the Unity Music Festival.

“In this event, all councils will work together and show Greek unity, which is very important,” said UGC President Monica Sap, senior elementary education major.

In addition to fraternities and sororities, other organizations are encouraged to be a part of the event.

Madrigal said that attendees can purchase food and beverages from the Flight Deck and alcoholic drinks can be purchased for those 21 and over.

The event is free, but VIP tickets are available for $10, which includes food and front row seats. The proceeds will go to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which strives for world peace through cultural awareness and education. According to UNESCO, humanity’s moral and intellectual cohesiveness is important to establishing peace.

On Nov. 12 at noon, during SEA Thursday, IFC will sell beaded bracelets for $1. Festival goers are encouraged to exchange bracelets to promote social interaction and unity. The Sharkettes and Infinite Motion will perform.

DJs must sign up by Nov. 19. To participate or DJ for the Unity Music Festival, contact Madrigal at bm1010@nova.edu.

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