The fraternity and sorority community at U-M is comprised of four self-governing councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Association (Panhellenic). On November 9, 2017, the University of Michigan Interfraternity Council (IFC) leaders and 26 of their affiliated chapter presidents voted to suspend social activities and new member education efforts until further notice. IFC leaders are now focused on a chapter-by-chapter assessment and charting a safer path forward for their community.
The Greek Life Diversity Equity and Inclusion Collaborative will be hosting "Pizza with a Purpose" on Monday, October 30th from 7:30pm-9pm in the CSG Chambers. The main topic of this event will be a presentation about cultural appropriation.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is hosting their "2017 NPHC Week" from Monday, September 25, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017. The annual week of events is geared toward undergraduate students on campus who are interested in joining NPHC fraternities and sororities and/or interested in engaging in educational and inclusive student activities. All events are free, open to the campus community, and substance free:
Curious as to what has been going on within the Greek Life community at the University of Michigan? I had the opportunity to speak with Vice President of Finance for the Interfraternity Council, Max Rothman, about how Greek students have been proactive in their work to spread positive strategies and awareness surrounding Mental Health.
It was December 5, 2016, there was one microphone, a room full of people and the leaders of our four councils stood at the front of a podium in the Michigan Union. Before them in this same room had been speeches, assemblies, dinners, and events over the course of the 99 years the building has stood. But this day was a first. Our community was holding the first ever Greek Life Mental Health Speakout.
The Multicultural Greek Council is hosting the 4th Annual MGC Charity Ball held on Thursday, March 9, 2016 from 7-9 pm in the Michigan League Ballroom. This year, as part of our initiative to give back to the surrounding community, we have chosen to collaborate with The Community Foundation of Greater Flint, to raise funds and awareness for the ongoing Flint Water Crisis. We believe that providing aid to the affected population is key to helping sustain the health and environment of our surrounding communities.