Fraternities and Sororities at Rochester
Currently, 24% of undergraduates at the University of Rochester are members of the fraternity and sorority community. There are 34 recognized organizations (19 fraternities and 15 sororities) that fall under 3 governing councils. All chapters are advised by the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and are provided additional advising support by their Chapter Advocate and Chapter Alumni Advisor.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) serves as the governing council for 12 of our 19 national fraternities. This council was established in order to form a more cohesive interaction among the existing organizations within the UR chapters that are members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. Its main purpose is to ensure harmony among the University community and promote the experience that brotherhood can offer.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) was established in the spring of 2000. Each member organization of the MGC has a specific cultural basis, which is the defining quality of this council. Although each fraternity and sorority within the MGC has an individual cultural focus, none of the member organizations are culturally exclusive by any means. The 15 UR chapters of the MGC include members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the National Association for Latino Fraternal Organizations, and the National APIA Panhellenic Association.
The Panhellenic Association is composed of undergraduate delegates of 7 sororities of the National Panhellenic Conference. The council assists in establishing guidelines for membership recruitment, service opportunities, and social activities for Panhellenic Association sorority members. All guidelines act in accordance with the UR Expectations for Excellence, as well as, the National Panhellenic Conference unanimous agreements and policies. The Panhellenic Association is proud to be the largest women's group on campus serving not only their members, but also their campus and surrounding communities.