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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Chapters & Councils

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/activities/greek/chaptersandcouncils.html

Greek Community Structure

The MSU Greek Community is made up of seven fraternities and four sororities and 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 the U. S. border. 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 belong to the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and women's sororities report to the Panhellenic Council (PHC). These councils provide direction for the Greek Community and program with the best interests of the entire community in mind.  The councils have 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.