The fraternity & sorority community at the University of Michigan is comprised of four councils with each fraternity or sorority belonging to one of them. The four councils are the Interfraternity Council, the Multicultural Greek Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Panhellenic Association. These four organizations pride themselves on individuality, while recognizing common values and principles.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the local governing body for National Interfraternity Conference fraternity chapters at the University of Michigan. IFC works to promote the highest ideals of scholarship, leadership, service and fraternalism among its member organizations. IFC provides educational programming on a variety of topics to fraternity chapters and their members including leadership, risk management, alcohol awareness and scholarship.
The Multicultural Greek Council, consisting of both fraternities and sororities, was established at the University of Michigan in 2002. With a focus on specific ethnicities and/or cultures or multiculturalism in general, these organizations are united to serve as a unique voice and advocate for their respective communities.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is the umbrella organization for the historically African-American fraternities and sororities on the University of Michigan campus.The council's purpose is to promote unity and expose members to the "service for life" philosophy and foster leadership development and scholarship.
The Panhellenic Association is the organization that strives to unite National Panhellenic Conference sororities and work for their common goals. Represenatives from each chapter meet regularly sharing information, discussing issues of concern and interest, and voting on policies and procedures.