Chapters & Councils
The Interfraternity, Multicultural Greek, National Pan-Hellenic, and Panhellenic Councils serve a unique role in the fraternity and sorority community at Penn State. These governing bodies determine policies, procedures, rules, and standards for the fraternity and sorority chapters that fall under their purview. There are currently four governing councils at the University Park campus:
- Interfraternity Council (IFC) - the governing body for the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), professional and independent men's and co-ed fraternity chapters.
- Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) - the governing body for culturally based fraternity and sorority chapters.
- National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) - the governing body for National Pan-Hellenic Council ("Divine Nine") and historically black fraternity and sorority chapters.
- Panhellenic Council (PHC) - the governing body for the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), professional and independent women's fraternity and sorority chapters.
In order for a fraternity or sorority to operate at Penn State, they must be recognized as an affiliate group of their inter/national fraternity or sorority, otherwise known as a chapter. Penn State fraternities and sororities also maintain recognition with the University by upholding the standards set forth in the Standards of Excellence for fraternity and sorority chapters.
List of Organizations & Councils
The organizations and councils listed below currently hold recognition from the University and are in good standing unless otherwise noted.
- Interfraternity Council
Organization Name Greek Letters Conduct Status
Alpha Delta Phi
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Kappa Lambda
Alpha Phi Delta
Alpha Rho Chi
Alpha Tau Omega
Beta Sigma Beta
Delta Kappa Epsilon
No socials with alcohol for fall 2018 and spring 2019; Conduct Probation until December 20, 2019.
Delta Sigma Phi
Loss of all social privileges for spring 2019; Facility Closure for the 2019-2020 academic Year; Conduct Probation Until Spring Semester 2021; Cannot host or co-host any social events, except brotherhood events, through Spring 2020; Will remain Formant for Fall 2019 and can start a recruitment process Spring 2020 with National oversight.
Delta Theta Sigma
Conduct probation until December 23, 2019.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Sigma
Conduct probation until May 8th, 2020; All recruitment events must be registered with IFC and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Compliance; all recruitment events must be on-campus; all new member education must occur on campus with the exception of ritual.
Phi Kappa Theta
Phi Sigma Kappa
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Conduct Probation until August 12, 2019.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Conduct Probation until December 20, 2019.
Sigma Tau Gamma
Tau Epsilon Phi
Conduct Probation until December 23, 2019.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tau Phi Delta
Theta Delta Chi
Zeta Beta Tau
Conduct probation until December 23, 2019.
- Multicultural Greek Council
Organization Name Greek Letters Conduct Status alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. αΚΔΦ
Conduct Probation until May 18, 2021; New member education must be on campus until after Spring 2021.
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. ΧΥΣ Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc. ΔΣΙ Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc. ΙΝΔ Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. ΛΦΕ Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. ΛΣΥ Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. ΛΘΑ Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. ΜΣΥ Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. ΠΔΨ
Conduct Probation until December 14, 2020.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. ΣΛΒ Sigma Omicron Pi Sorority ΣΟΠ Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. ΣΣΡ
- National Pan-Hellenic Council
Organization Name Greek Letters Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc AKA Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc AΦA Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. ΚΑΨ Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc ΩΨΦ Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ΖΦΒ
- Panhellenic Council
Organization Name Greek Letters Conduct Status Alpha Delta Pi AΔΠ Alpha Omicron Pi AΟΠ Alpha Phi AΦ Alpha Xi Delta AΞΔ Delta Gamma ΔΓ Delta Phi Epsilon ΔΦΕ Delta Zeta ΔΖ Gamma Phi Beta ΓΦΒ Kappa Alpha Theta ΚΑΘ Kappa Delta ΚΔ Kappa Kappa Gamma ΚΚΓ Omega Phi Alpha ΩΦΑ Phi Sigma Rho ΦΣΡ Phi Sigma Sigma ΦΣΣ Pi Beta Phi ΠΒΦ Sigma Alpha ΣΑ Sigma Delta Tau ΣΔΤ Sigma Kappa ΣΚ Sigma Sigma Sigma ΣΣΣ Zeta Tau Alpha ΖΤΑ