fraternity & sorority life
Fraternity and sorority involvement provides a unique opportunity for students to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, community service, and responsible social interaction. Fraternity and sorority life allows students to make a lasting friendship with individuals that share similar ideals and purposes.
Student Involvement & Leadership (SIL) staff work closely with all recognized fraternities and sororities to improve their organizations and to help their members become successful student leaders of the University of Michigan-Flint community.
In 1969, Theta Chi fraternity was founded on campus and for many years was the only Greek letter chapter at the university. In 1986, a small group of students started the process to build a larger Greek community. Since that time fraternity and sorority life has grown to include 200 plus students that make up 11 nationally recognized Greek organizations.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) UC-Flint recognizes members from UM-Flint, Kettering University, Baker College, and Mott Community College:
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing council for its three fraternities on campus. The specific purposes of the IFC are to: establish and administer rules governing recruitment and general oversight of fraternities; encourage scholastic achievement, cooperation and harmony of its members; promote the best interest of UM-Flint; promote and maintain university spirit and loyalty which will transcend an individual fraternity’s ambitions; and provide services and additional support to its member chapters.
The three fraternities recognized by IFC are:
- Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity
- Kappa Sigma Fraternity
- Theta Chi Fraternity
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the coordinating body of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The nine NPHC organizations are sometimes collectively referred to as the “Divine Nine” The purpose of the NPHC shall be to foster cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern. To this end, the NPHC promotes the well-being of its affiliate fraternities and sororities, facilitates the establishment and development of local councils of the NPHC and provides leadership training for its constituents.
NPHC UC-Flint recognizes members from UM-Flint, Kettering University, Baker College, and Mott Community College:
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
College Panhellenic Association
The College Panhellenic Association (CPA) is the governing council for three of the sororities on campus. The CPA is the campus-based council under the umbrella organization, National Panhellenic Conference. CPA’s purpose is to develop and maintain women’s fraternity life and interfraternity relations at a high level of accomplishment and in doing so to: consider the goals and ideals of member groups, promote superior scholarship, maintain high social and moral standards, act in accordance with the National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements, and act in accordance with the rules established by the CPA.
The three sororities recognized by the CPA are:
- Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority
- Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
- Theta Phi Alpha Sorority
Greek 101 is an information session for anyone who is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority or simply learning more about fraternity and sorority life. This session will provide an overview of the commitment and responsibilities expected of a student who joins a fraternity or sorority, including the financial obligations, academic requirements, and various policies. Anyone looking to join a fraternity or sorority should attend a Greek 101 session before formally accepting a membership bid. Sign up on Blackboard today!