Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

Thank you for your interest in the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) fraternities and sororities at Georgia Southern University! The MGC was founded in the Fall of 2013 and is comprised of four organizations that have diverse memberships, and each organization strives to better itself and add to the fraternal community at Georgia Southern.

The purpose of the Multicultural Greek Council of Georgia Southern University, as stated in our Constitution, is to:

  • Act as the governing body for the Multicultural Fraternities and Sororities at Georgia Southern University;
  • Create an effective working relationship between member organizations and the Office of Student Activities at Georgia Southern University.
  • Foster an understanding of the structure and method of operation amongst member organizations.
  • Establish a mutual respect amongst member organizations in order to encourage cooperation and harmony among the member organizations.

The primary goals of the council are to:

  • Educate the Georgia Southern University community as a whole concerning political, cultural, professional, and social issues affecting the greater Multicultural community
  • Unify and organize groups that seek to promote diversity and cohesion on campus and in the community.
  • Promote the highest quality of social, cultural, and community oriented programming amongst member organizations.
  • Serve as a source of organizational growth in conjunction with academic preparation, in which each organization will find an appropriate environment to develop.

Joining through an Intake Process

Intake is a membership selection process conducted by the Multicultural Greek Council chapters. Each chapter holds their membership process later in the academic year, as MGC organizations typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has an established Georgia Southern GPA. As a first semester freshman, as well as any other year in college, the council encourages students to attend events hosted by these organizations as well as MGC itself, including info sessions, mixers, tabling, and workshops.

A student must obtain a collegiate GPA of 2.50 or higher based on 12 or more credits, community service experience, and involvement in clubs or community activities. Each MGC organization has its own requirements set by their international organization and the Georgia Southern chapter that may be higher than that listed above. Some MGC organizations offer membership to students of freshman status (less than 24 hours of completed college work).

Here are some additional pieces of information regarding membership in a MGC organization:

  • East Georgia students are not eligible to join fraternities and sororities.
  • Students enrolled in the Georgia Tech program at Georgia Southern are eligible to join fraternities and sororities.
  • Grade requirements and hours are verified through the university.
  • Letters of recommendation from alumni/ae may be required.
  • Organizations can conduct intake or a recruitment process each semester, skip semesters, or conduct one every other year. It is the decision of the individual organization to do so.
  • When Intake is conducted, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is notified before the process begins.

 

Connect with the MGC

For more information in general or about a specific organization, leave your information on this form.

Do you have questions? Please email mgc@georgiasouthern.edu

Follow MGC on Twitter and Instagram @MGC_GSU

Last updated: 8/30/2017

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life • PO Box 8097• (912) 478-5185 • greeks@georgiasouthern.edu