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Meet the Greeks: Multicultural Greek Council & National Pan-Hellenic Council

The start of the spring semester could be the start of life-long friendships and connections! Intake for Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters will begin soon.

Multicultural Greek Council

Students walking down a pathThe MGC is composed of six culturally-based sororities and fraternities across campus. The council is united by its aspirations to increase awareness of diversity and inclusion, serve the UT and local community, and maintain high academic standards.

MGC Membership Requirements

  • First-year students must be enrolled full-time.
    • Students in the Volunteer Bridge Program are NOT eligible to join a sorority or fraternity
  • 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
  • Be in good conduct standing with the university

“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,” according to the MGC website.

Be sure to follow MCG on Instagram at @utkmgc!

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Members of a Greek organization pose with SmokeyThe NPHC is made up of eight historically African American sororities and fraternities. The NPHC initiates potential new members through a formal Membership Intake Process (MIP) known as “intake”. This is their chance to get to know more about each organization to pursue their membership.

“All of these organizations live by the values of culture, academic achievement, diversity, community service, leadership, and lifetime brotherhood and sisterhood,” according to the NPHC website.

NPHC Membership Requirements

Undergraduate students who wish to affiliate with an NPHC organization must meet specific membership qualifications:

  • Be enrolled full-time at UT Knoxville
  • 12 UTK Credit Hours Established
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA

Both the MGC and the NPHC hold recruitment for new members at the beginning of the fall and spring terms. The recruitment week for MGC consists of an informal week of various activities to get to know the members of each organization, and for them to get to know the interested new members.

Be sure to follow NPHC on Instagram at @utknphc!

Meet the Greeks

Students playing cornholeIf you’re interested in getting to know NPHC and MGC chapters you can fill out the interest form on the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life website. Learn more about both recruitment processes on the Go Greek website.

Elizabeth McCarthyElizabeth is a senior from Philadelphia, PA, majoring in public relations with a minor in business management. She has a passion for graphic design, social media and writing, and her favorite thing to do at UT is attending football games with her friends. She plans to move to Nashville after her graduation in May to pursue public relations and marketing.