As we start to take on the spring semester, you might be looking to get more involved on campus, even if it’s virtual! Luckily, there are several opportunities to make lifelong connections in UT’s Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters.
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) at UT is composed of six culturally based sororities and fraternities. The council is united by their aspirations to increase awareness of their respective cultures, to serve the UT community, and to maintain high academic standards. MGC also coordinates activities between the organizations through social, fundraising, and community service events. Each organization has national philanthropies in the areas of literacy for children, school mentoring and tutoring, domestic violence awareness, and others. MGC hosts many events in the fall and invites anyone who is interested to attend.
The primary purpose of the MGC is to unite its member organizations in order to share ideas and resources, promote mutual respect and equality, provide a support network for involved students, and collectively accomplish goals set forth by the council members.
MGC Recruitment & Membership Requirements
Each MGC organization accepts potential new members through a new member education process. Some MGC organizations start off with a series of events known as Rush or Recruitment Week and others host informational or interest meetings. Be sure to follow @UTK_MGC on Instagram to learn more!
First-year students must be enrolled full time. Second-semester first-year students, transfer students, and upper-class students must:
- Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Have completed at least 12 credit hours at UT
You must also be in good conduct standing with the university.
Hosted MGC Chapters
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. UTK Associate Chapter
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. UTK Associate Chapter
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at UT is composed of eight historically African American sororities and fraternities (four sororities and four fraternities). These organizations live by the values of culture, academic achievement, diversity, community service, leadership, and lifetime brotherhood and sisterhood. NPHC organizations are committed campus leaders that produce and engage in educational and social activities.
They are active in philanthropic and community service events such as Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, food drives, coat drives, and more. NPHC also hosts various events such as NPHC Community Service Week, Meet the Greeks, and other sponsored programs. NPHC was granted charter at UT in 2007.
NPHC Intake (Membership)
NPHC “Divine 9-D9” sororities and fraternities initiate new members through a membership intake process. This engagement starts either with an informal meeting and/or formal interest/rush meeting. An informational meeting is general an informal meeting to learn more information about said organization. An interest/rush meeting is the formal event in which members attend who are interested in joining an organization.
Each sorority or fraternity holds their process at their own specified time within a given fall or spring academic term. Be sure to follow @UTK_NPHC on Instagram to learn more!
Undergraduate students who wish to affiliate with an NPHC organization must meet specific membership qualifications*:
- Be enrolled full-time at UTK
- 12 UTK Credit Hours Established
- 5 Cumulative GPA
*Note: G.P.A. and credit hour are the minimum NPHC requirements. Some organization requirements may be higher.
Hosted NPHC Organizations
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.