Greek Life

How to find answers to common questions and concerns as a parent new to Greek life.
The Greek Community at the University of Michigan is comprised four councils with each fraternity or sorority beloning to one of them.  The four are the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic...
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The University of Michigan has one of the oldest, largest, and strongest Greek communities in the nation. Opportunities for friendship, scholastic support, leadership, and service are numerous and significant. As a parent of one of Michigan’s fraternity or sorority members or prospective members, we want you to understand what Greek membership entails and how parents may become involved. Much of your student’s education will occur outside of the classroom, and Greek membership can be a positive force that makes college life not only more enjoyable but more enriching. Parents have a wide range of understanding about Greek life, and even if you are a member of a Greek organization yourself, there are many differences from campus to campus and many changes that have occurred over the years. It’s important that if you have questions or concerns relative to your student’s organization or Michigan’s Greek Community in general, you can easily find answers or express those concerns.

If you know the council with which your student’s organization is affiliated (Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association), you may find the information you need by clicking on that council. More information about individual sororities and fraternities can be found by clicking on the list of chapters displayed on the home page or the individual council pages.