Governing Councils and National Associations
All social fraternities and sororities must affiliate with a Greek governing/coordinating council recognized by the Department of Campus Life. Current councils are:
College Panhellenic Council (CPC)
CPC is the unifying, governing body of the five National Panhellenic Chapters on campus (Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Zeta, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha). The council is composed of women from each sorority, who use their special talents and skills to successfully run the Panhellenic system here at the university. The College Panhellenic Council is responsible for the promotion of scholarship, joint activities, personal development, and community service. The executive officers work hard to promote unity and cooperation among Greek women and men. The success of the College Panhellenic Council depends on the support of each sorority and therefore develops unity between the individual chapters. This unity enhances the College Panhellenic and provides a common interest for all Greek women.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
IFC is the representative governing body for the four recognized North American Interfraternity Conference member fraternities at Georgia College & State University. IFC's purpose is to represent fraternity interest to the university and to the community. It is responsible for community service, public relations, recruitment, scholarship, and chapter development. The Interfraternity Council is made up of several men from each chapter who serve in an impartial manner for the betterment of the entire Greek Community. The IFC fraternities represent diverse organizations with brotherhood as the central focus. Each organization has its unique characteristics on which its members pride themselves. Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Pi Kappa Phi are the five member organizations of the Interfraternity Council.
Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The governing body of Georgia College & State University Pan-Hellenic Council consists of representatives from each active NPHC organization at Georgia College & State University: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. The function of NPHC is to promote interaction, encourage cooperation and provide support for each member organization. Its continued legacy of promoting unity and social action has help move the African-American community forward and has forever changed American society as a whole.
National Greek Governing/Coordinating Associations
These associations provide direction and support to the staff and student leaders of the Greek Life Program at Georgia College & State University.
Association of Fraternity Advisors
Founded in 1976, this organization has provided individuals concerned with the fraternity/sorority movement an avenue for professional growth and development. Since that time, AFA has grown into a multifaceted international organization providing resources, recognition and support for campus fraternity/sorority advising professionals.
National Panhellenic Conference
Founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national women's fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on over 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 4,600 alumnae associations, making up over 3.6 million sorority women in the world.
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC)
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. On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternities, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities joined the Council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity completed the list of member organizations in 1997.
North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. The NIC is also committed to enhancing the benefits of fraternity membership.