At the University of Michigan, the Greek Community holds a long and storied tradition. We continuously strive to develop strong leaders for tomorrow, and 2013 was no exception. At their core, the overall success of the individual chapters and the community as a whole is dependent upon membership, and overall, continues to thrive. Currently, at the University of Michigan there are over 5400 members of the Greek community in 64 chapters among 4 councils: Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Association.
The Interfraternity Council continues to attract interest among Michigan men with 547 new members joining the community in the Fall of 2013 and approximately 200 new members during Winter 2014. IFC also continues to grow as they look to add Delta Sigma Phi in the Fall of 2014 to the present community of 30 chapters.
The Multicultural Greek Council, with 11 chapters currently, is made up of 6 fraternities and 5 sororities . Over half of the MGC chapters will initiate new members in the Fall of 2013, and many also look to participate in new member intake Winter semester.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at Michigan is currently home to 7 of the 9 historically African-American fraternities and sororities. Multiple chapters will initiate new members in Fall of 2013, and the remaining chapters will be working towards initiating new members in the Winter semester.
The Panhellenic community has been growing at a healthy rate and has recently been seeking solutions to accommodate more students who are interested in the Panhellenic experience. In 2013, 879 Michigan women pledged 15 NPC chapters, compared to 820 in 2012. With over 1200 women registered for recruitment in 2013, the community recognized the necessity of expanding the community and bringing new chapters to campus to colonize. We are happy to announce that in the Fall of 2014 Gamma Phi Beta will be returning to colonize, as well as Alpha Omicron Pi and Kappa Delta over the course of the next several years.
As the community in general continues to expand in both numbers and chapters, it is our hope that more students than ever will have the opportunity to have a membership experience within a Greek organization during their collegiate careers. Serving a population that makes up 19.19% of the undergraduate population at the University of Michigan, the Office of Greek Life continues to support the expansion of the community and seeks to facilitate and advise members of the Greek community on a daily basis.