More than 5,000 current students have chosen to take advantage of the many benefits of fraternity and sorority life here at the University of Oklahoma and beyond. These benefits include academic assistance, leadership development, close friendships and community involvement. Each of our 58 active chapters is a member of one of our five Greek councils and each offers unique opportunities for personal growth and meaningful experiences to 25% of the University of Oklahoma student population.
Independent Greek Council
The Independent Greek Council is the newest Greek council at the University of Oklahoma. It is the umbrella organization for its nine member chapters. IGC serves as a resource for the organizations within the council and protects the values and beliefs of member organizations. The council carries out its mission through the promotion and fostering of positive relations, communication and development between member organizations and their university administration through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education. IGC chapters host their own recruitment events each semester.
The Interfraternity Council is comprised of seventeen fraternity chapters and is responsible for serving the needs of its member organizations. IFC advocates leadership, service, scholarship, and fraternal value as the governing body of its member chapters. It represents fraternity interests to the campus and surrounding community through educational programming, leadership development, community service opportunities and judicial affairs. IFC hosts a formal recruitment process at the beginning of each semester.
Multicultural Greek Council
The Multicultural Greek Council serves as an umbrella organization to its 11 member chapters. These chapters include American Indian interest, Asian Interest, Latino interest, and Multicultural interest groups. MGC provides an alliance for Multicultural Greeks and allows them to participate in fraternity and sorority life on a grander scale through open communication, leadership development, educational programming, providing support for member chapters and creating a lasting legacy. Chapters host chapter-specific recruitment events during the first two weeks of each semester.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing council of the nine historically African American NPHC organizations on the University of Oklahoma campus. NPHC is responsible for organizing activities of mutual interest for the 4 sororities and 5 fraternities on campus. The council promotes excellence in academics, community and campus involvement, and brother and sisterhood. Those interested in joining NPHC should contact individual chapters for more information about their intake process.
The University of Oklahoma Panhellenic Association is the umbrella organization for the 11 National Panhellenic Conference chapters chartered at OU, and is responsible for organizing activities of mutual concern and interest to all the NPC sororities on campus. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. The Panhellenic Association is the largest student organization on campus with a total membership of over 3,000 women. Panhellenic Formal Recruitment occurs the week prior to classes each fall semester.
Minimum Expectations Convenant
Each of our councils is governed by their own constitutions and bylaws, however the University of Oklahoma Fraternity and Sorority Student Life Minimum Expectations Covenant binds each council together. This covenant outlines the agreement that each council and their member groups have with the university and their members. It promotes academic excellence, positive decision making, and disciplinary actions that could result as a consequence of poor behavior as an organization. The covenant allows for a positive and uplifting environment for each of our Greek affiliated students at the University of Oklahoma.
Contact information for Fraternity and Sorority Student Life:
Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Student Life
Multicultural Greek Council Adviser
Interfraternity Council Graduate Assistant
Independent Greek Council Graduate Assistant
National Pan-Hellenic Council Adviser
Panhellenic Council Graduate Assistant
MGC and NPHC Graduate Assistant
Fast Facts about Greek Life at OU:
- The all Greek GPA is 3.2, compared to an all campus GPA of 3.0
- In 2014, there were 88 programs and sessions conducted by FSSL for our members
- Greek members perform more than 8500 individual community service hours and 20,000 group community service hours annually
- Since 2010, over half of the members in PE-ET (OU’s Top 10 Senior Honor Society) have been Greek
- Greek students consistently win nationally competitive scholarships and awards like the Truman Scholarship (Alexis Taitel of Chi Omega) and the Gates Millennium Scholarship (Daniel Moses of Sigma Phi Epsilon).
- Many fraternities and sororities “adopt” international students as honorary members to give them a glimpse of Greek life at OU
- In 2015, 6 of the Big Men on Campus and 7 of the Big Women on campus were Greek; 5 of the Outstanding Freshmen, 6 of the Outstanding Sophomores, 9 of the Outstanding Juniors, and the Outstanding Senior Woman were Greek
- In 2015, 10 of the 13 female Letzeiser Honor List Recipients and 6 of the 13 male Letzeiser Honor List Recipients were Greek.
- Fraternity and sorority members receive more than 5,500 honors and awards annually
- Greek students hold over 1,500 executive officer positions on campus
- On the 2014 University of Oklahoma Homecoming Court, 8 of the 10 royalty candidates were Greek.