Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Boards and Councils

At Ohio State, fraternal organizations, also known as chapters, are governed by four councils: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Panhellenic Association (PHA). In addition to the four councils, the SFL community is supported by the Greek Programming Board (GPB).

Interfraternity Council (IFC): The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the coordinating and governing body for all of The Ohio State University’s general and social fraternities. Consisting of nine elected executive chairs and one representative from each respective fraternity, the council establishes and coordinates all recruitment activities, motivates and supervises academic achievement, governs the actions of its member chapters and promotes community service projects throughout the year. 


Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) serves as the governing body for cultural and service-oriented Greek-lettered sororities and fraternities at The Ohio State University and is affiliated with the National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC). MGC’s purpose is to inspire culture, trust, support, understanding and friendship between its members, the Greek community, the university and the Columbus community. 


National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) serves as the governing body for the historically African American fraternities and sororities at The Ohio State University. NPHC is designed to assure that member organizations cooperatively work together while maintaining their distinct identities. NPHC organizations have a profound commitment to providing community service and to uplifting and promoting the general public’s welfare. 


Panhellenic Association (PHA)The Panhellenic Association (PHA), which is part of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), serves as the governing council to national sororities at The Ohio State University. The council is the largest women's organization at Ohio State and is responsible for promoting positive relations between sororities, coordinating council-wide activities, formal recruitment, informal recruitment and the council’s many philanthropic and community service events. 


Greek Programming Board (GPB)Greek Programming Board (GPB) consists of elected student leaders from all four governing councils in the SFL community and is responsible for community-wide programming and chapter support. Popular GPB events include Homecoming, Greek Week, Variety Show, and Hazing Prevention Week. Additionally, GPB provides grants to support chapter programming efforts and the Standards of Excellence.