Councils


Interfraternity Council (IFC)

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is comprised of 27 social men’s fraternities recognized by this governing entity, and an executive board of 11 officers. The Interfraternity Council serves as the supervisory body of all member fraternities at the University of Maryland; its purpose is to provide for the general welfare, and social, scholastic, and recreational activities of the members of the fraternities at the University; and to instill in them the highest regard for the traditions and institutions of the University of Maryland. The IFC serves as the intermediary between students, the University, and City of College Park.

To learn more about the Interfraternity Council, please visit ifcumd.com.

Executive Board

Jonathan Romano, President Michael Didonato, VP Internal Affairs James Dochat, VP External Affairs Cameron Robinson, VP Finance Andrew Economides, VP Diversity & Inclusion Alex Viscount, VP Risk Management Matt Dewees, VP Recruitment Tyler French, VP Member Development Oli Abrahmson, VP Academic Affairs Logan Young, VP Administrative Affairs Andrew Poppel, Chief Justice

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Recruitment Information

The Interfraternity Council welcomes any student in good standing at the University of Maryland - College Park to consider membership a recognized fraternity. Any student who is interested in joining an IFC chapter must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and at least 12 credits to be eligible to participate in recruitment. Organizations may have higher GPA or credit requirements than the University standard; please be sure to ask the organization about their membership standards throughout the process.

The IFC sets the recruitment timeline for each semester, and determines the date all member organizations may begin to extend invitations (bids) to membership. IFC chapters may recruit throughout each semester, on a rolling basis. To stay up to date about joining an IFC organization, register for recruitment or learn about recruitment events, please visit ifcumd.com/recruitment. Please contact IFC VP Recruitment for specific questions and requests about the recruitment process.

If you are a inter/national organization interested in starting a chapter at the University of Maryland, please contact Christine Licata by emailing calicata@umd.edu.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

The Multicultural Greek Council is currently home to 9 dynamic Greek-letter organizations whose core values include scholarship, leadership, fellowship, philanthropy and cultural awareness. At the University of Maryland, MGC includes, but is not limited to, member organizations of The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), The National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC) and The National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA).

The purposes of the Multicultural Greek Council are to effectively represent the organizations in the council, to promote cultural awareness to the campus population, to serve and engage with the local community and to promote unification and support of all fraternities and sororities at the University of Maryland.

Executive Board

Ysa Le, President Jennifer Saratis, VP of Administration Samira Powell, VP Community Relations Shyam Anand (Sammy), VP of Accountability Swagata Chakroborty, VP Programming Josue Hernandez, VP Finance Manuela Osorio, VP Diversity & Inclusion Allison Aragon, VP Public Relations

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Recruitment Information

Potential members should show interest in an organization by attending informational sessions/rush events, the organization's general events, and by doing community service with the organization. Potential members will also have opportunities to get to know members before beginning the intake process. GPA requirements are different for every chapter, but the minimum requirements to join any chapter are a 2.5 cumulative GPA and at least 12 college credits.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, University of Maryland chapter is currently comprised of five international Greek-letter Fraternities and Sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The National Pan-Hellenic Council serves as the governing body of all member fraternities and sororities at the University of Maryland; its purpose is to ensure unity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek-letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to engage with causes of mutual interest to its member organizations.

To learn more about the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), please visit nphcumd.wixsite.com/nphcumd.

Executive Board

Joelle Everett, President Amadou Wade, VP Internal Affairs Lauren Frost, VP Community Relations Bianca Ngala, VP Administration Lawrence Wakefield, VP Finance Stefan Clarke, VP Public Relations Marshae Cappaninee, VP Diversity & Inclusion

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Recruitment Information

If you are interested in a joining one of our illustrious organizations, please reach out to the chapter president or their social media for more information. You may access their information on the chapter page.

Panhellenic Association (PHA)

The University of Maryland Panhellenic Association is the governing body for the 16 National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus. As the governing body, one of our goals is to unite the Panhellenic community and build better women. Each sorority elects a delegate to represent their chapter during the school year, sharing information, discussing issues of concern and interest, and voting on policies and procedures. Ten women are elected to serve on the Executive Board, and a staff advisor from the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life works closely with them.

Executive Board

Catherine Scott, President Sarah Stec, VP Accountability Lucy Wurwand, VP Recruitment Ali Siegmund, VP Administrative Affairs Annika Meyer, VP Risk Management Samantha Jacobson, VP External Affairs Lizzie Pichowicz, VP Membership Development Anastasia Marks, VP Community Excellence Sasha Wenograd, VP Public Relations Paige Hawksworth, VP Diversity and Inclusion

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Recruitment Information

The Panhellenic Association welcomes any student in good standing at the University of Maryland - College Park to consider membership in a PHA chapter. Any student who is interested in joining must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and at least 12 credits to be eligible to participate in recruitment. Organizations may have higher GPA or credit requirements than the University standard; please be sure to ask the organization about their membership standards throughout the recruitment process.

Formal recruitment is held the first two weekends of class in the spring semester each year, and every chapter takes new members at this time. Each woman interested in the recruitment process should register via Campus Director and pay the $50 registration fee. Some chapters who have space may take members in the fall semester. More information is listed here.