Greek Life Council Overview

Fraternity and sorority life can provide you with an invaluable experience during your time at Elon University. With over 80 years of fraternity and sorority history, Greek Life is an Elon tradition. The fraternity and sorority community provides brotherhood and sisterhood for over 1,600 men and women every year. Approximately 39% of undergraduate students at Elon are members of the Greek community, which is comprised of 23 Greek organizations. Three student-run councils govern the fraternities and sororities. These include the Interfraternity Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Council.

Interfraternity Council

The Elon University Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing organization for eight member fraternities. This organization provides educational programming, risk management policies and procedures, and academic scholarships to men of the member fraternities at Elon. In addition, the council works in cooperation with the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Panhellenic Council on community events such as Greek Week, Trick-or-Treat on Greek Street and other fraternity and sorority events.

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National Pan-Hellenic Council

The Elon National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing organization for six historically African-American fraternities and sororities. Its purpose is to create and maintain high standards in the life of fraternities and sororities; perpetuate constructive fraternity and sorority relationships; foster an understanding of the structure and method of operation among the affiliate organizations; address, coordinate and develop action strategies of mutual concern to the affiliate organizations; and serve as the conduit for such action plans as may be developed. Elon University is very fortunate to be the home of seven of the nine NPHC organizations. Our collegiate NPHC helps govern the seven chapters and brings them together for service, communication and creating equity. Their goal is to help create and maintain the high standards and expectations that come with being a member of a fraternity or sorority and perpetuate the lifetime commitment one agrees to upon initiation. In addition, the council works with Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council on community events such as Greek Week, Trick-or-Treat on Greek Street and other fraternity and sorority events.

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Panhellenic Council

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the conference of women's private fraternities and sororities, having all undergraduate chapters in accredited colleges and universities. It is a delicate body that is made up of 26 inter/national organizations. There are nine NPC groups on the campus of Elon University. Delegates from these chapters, along with an executive committee, make up the Panhellenic Council (PHC). The Panhellenic Council sets campus guidelines for sororities and is responsible for coordinating programs such as women's issues week, Week of the Scholar, and various philanthropy events. In addition, the council works with the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Interfraternity Council on community events such as Greek Week, Trick-or Treat on Greek Street and other fraternity and sorority events.

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