The fraternity and sorority communities at Georgia Southern University are comprised of governing councils with each fraternity or sorority belonging to one of four councils.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the local governing body for the the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), which is an association of collegiate men’s fraternities that was formally organized in 1910. As of June 2011, the NIC had seventy-five member organizations with 5,500 chapters located on over 800 campuses in the United States and Canada with approximately 350,000 undergraduate members. IFC works to promote the highest ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, and fraternalism among its member organizations. IFC provides educational programming and resources on a variety of topics including leadership, alcohol awareness, anti-hazing initiatives, sexual assault awareness, scholarship, and professional development.
Multicultural Greek Council
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) consists of both fraternities and sororities with a focus on specific ethnicities and/or cultures or multiculturalism in general. These organizations are united to serve as a unique voice and advocate for their respective chapters and community. *The Armstrong campus MGC includes NPHC organizations.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The nine NPHC organizations are sometimes collectively referred to as the “Divine Nine”. NPHC was formed as a permanent organization on May 10, 1930 on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C. The council promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.
The Panhellenic Association, or National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), is the umbrella organization for 26 (inter)national women’s sororities throughout the United States and Canada. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. NPC provides guidelines and resources for its members and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations, representing more than 4 million women at over 650 college/university campuses and 4,600 local alumnae chapters. Each year, NPC-affiliated collegians and alumnae donate more than $5 million to causes, provide $2.8 million in scholarships to women, and volunteer 500,000 hours in their communities.
Last updated: 3/21/2019