Greek Life at UMN
The University of Minnesota is home to four Greek Councils: the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Multicultural Greek Council and the Panhellenic Council. Though each has its own unique characteristics, we come together to create one flourishing community. Explore what each council has to offer and find your place within our community.
What We Do
The Greek Community makes such a large University feel like home. Involvement in campus events such as Homecoming and Spring Jam are always highlights of the year, and they make our community grow closer together. Brotherhood and Sisterhood are core values of all of our chapters, and close friendships are a great part of being Greek. Annual events, exchanges with other sororities and fraternities, and all-Greek programming offer opportunities to develop friendships outside of your own organization.
As college students, academics are a top priority for us. Our fraternities and sororities provide tremendous academic support and offer many resources for their members. The Greek community provides academic enhancement and support through interaction with chapters' faculty/staff advisors, participation in fraternity/sorority academic programs and recognition, and strong connections to academic resources on campus. Weekly All-Greek Study Nights at campus libraries and Finals Study Tables are great opportunities to study with friends and connect with people in your classes. Greek honor societies such as Order of Omega and Rho Lambda provide even more academic support and programming.
Each year, our community performs at or above the all-student GPA. Our students also graduate faster with recorded 4 ,5 and 6 year graduation rates above the non-Greek students at the University of Minnesota.
It's well known that Greeks are campus and community leaders, and at the University of Minnesota, this is no exception. The Greek community provides leadership and personal development opportunities through programs such as the Emerging Greek Leaders Program and the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). Numerous positions within individual chapters, as well as on the governing councils, provide many opportunities for leadership. In addition, each year, a large percentage of Orientation Leaders and Welcome Week Leaders are Greek. Our community is also highly involved in student governance on campus with the current president and vice-president representing our community within these roles.
Service is a main component of Greek life. Each fraternity and sorority has its own service project and they take pride in accomplishing what they set out to do. In addition, Greek-wide service activities, such as Feed My Starving Children, are ways Greeks give back. Each year, Greek members give more than 35,000 hours in community service and raised more than $200,000 for various charities and causes.
- Higher 4 Year Graduation Rate (82% Greek vs 59% All-Undergraduate)
- Higher Average GPA (3.31 Greek Average vs 3.21 All Undergraduate Average)
- Instant connection to a community within the 30,000+ undergraduate population
- Access to alumni networking and mentoring for internships and full-time jobs
- Peer mentoring within chapters (study groups, scheduling advice)
- Leadership opportunities in each chapter or in the Greek councils
Learn more about our 4 councils:
The National Pan-Hellenic Council here at the Universiy of Minnesota is comprised of 7 of the 9 Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities.
The Panhellenic Council is comprised of 15 different sororities promoting philanthropy, leadership, sisterhood, academics, and personal development.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) was established to address the interests of the multicultural and culturally specific greek organizations.
The Interfraternity Council at the University of Minnesota is comprised of 28 different social fraternities promoting, service, philanthropy and academics, and personal development.