About Fraternity & Sorority LifePage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/activities/greek/about.html
Greek Community Mission Statement
The Fraternities and Sororities at Minnesota State University, Mankato take pride in serving the university and the greater Mankato area. We are a community of campus leaders committed to excellence in scholarship and to promoting dynamic personal growth of members, focusing on the development of experiential leadership and the fostering of lasting relationships.
Community Core Values
Greek Community Structure
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Greek Community is made up of nine fraternities and four sororities and currently has about 400 members. Greek Community members are among the most active students on campus, and they have multiple opportunities to gain valuable leadership skills and experience.
All of our local fraternities and sororities are part of larger inter/national organizations which have multiple chapters all over the country and, in some cases, outside of the United States. Each organization has a local alumnus advisor as well as a faculty/staff advisor. In addition to this, chapters typically receive at least one visit per year from a traveling consultant who is employed by or who is a major volunteer for the national organization.
All social Greek organizations report to a governing council. Men's fraternities report to the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and women's sororities report to the Panhellenic Council (PHC). These councils provide direction for the Greek Community and programs with the best interests of the entire community in mind. The councils are made up of eight executive officers who are responsible for specific tasks. If you are interested in sponsoring an event with the Greek Community, or if you are seeking assistance from members of the Greek Community by means of fundraising or volunteering, please visit the Councils' pages and contact the appropriate officer directly. They will share information with our chapters.
On the national level, sororities belong to a larger umbrella organization, the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). This body provides policies and guidance for member organizations. Most, but not all, fraternities belong to the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).This group provides educational programming and lobbies congress on behalf of fraternities and sororities.