All fraternity and sorority organizations at UF are governed by student-run councils that plan educational programs, offer academic incentives, enforce policies, oversee recruitment and intake processes, and provide a support network and voice to the University and local community.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at the University of Florida is the governing body for 25 men's fraternities, the majority of which have privately owned chapter houses. The Interfraternity Council is chiefly responsible for ensuring the performance of its chapters with regards to the pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and community. The IFC is also charged with organizing specific events including fall and spring recruitment weeks, new member orientation, and other social and educational programs. The IFC aims to lead by example by offering additional leadership opportunities and scholarships, hosting its own service events and philanthropies, and by working toward bettering the Greek, UF, and Gainesville community.
Recruitment is the process of recruiting new members into the fraternities of the Interfraternity Council. IFC holds formal recruitment during the fall and spring. IFC recruitment will take place between September 11 - September 16, 2016.
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
The Multicultural Greek Council, better known as the MGC, is the governing body for the culturally-based fraternity and sorority chapters at the University of Florida. The MGC consists of 14 organizations (7 fraternities and 7 sororities) that are culturally based (e.g. Latino, Asian, South Asian, Multicultural) in nature. The primary purpose of the MGC is to unite its member organizations in order to share ideas and provide a support network for students. Members of the MGC experience Greek life is a unique way. Each chapter is relatively small in size, which fosters strong life-long bonds between members and alumni.
MGC organizations usually have member intake once a year, either in fall or spring. To learn more, attend informational sessions and speak to current members. MGC week is September 4 - September 10, 2016. MGC showcase will take place on Friday, September 9, 2016.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, or NPHC, is the governing council for seven historically black Greek-letter organizations. The council has 5 fraternities and 3 sororities. Each of the seven NPHC fraternities and sororities was designed to foster brotherhood and sisterhood and serve as conduits by which action plans could be formulated to influence social action and change in the black community.
NPHC chapters typically participate in membership intake once a year as needed, either in fall or spring. Individual organizations will hold informational meetings throughout the academic year. They will provide aspirants with the opportunity to learn more about the chapter. NPHC week will start on September 11, 2016.
The Panhellenic Council serves as the governing body for 17 National Panhellenic Conference chapters on campus, creating a sisterhood of more than 4,000 women. Each chapter has privately owned chapter houses. Through educational, service, and social activities, the Panhellenic Council strives to develop its members and the University of Florida student body. Panhellenic Council’s vision is to promote women in leadership, diversity, scholastic achievement, and service through relationships within and beyond the Panhellenic community.
Each chapter participates in Formal Recruitment managed by Panhellenic Council and held the week before classes begin in the fall semester. A few chapters may choose to participate in informal recruitment in the spring.