All fraternities and sororities at ETSU are governed by student-run councils who plan educational programs, offer academic incentives, enforce policies, oversee recruitment and intake processes and, moreover, provide a support network and voice to the University and local community. Comprising 12% of the undergraduate student population, the fraternity and sorority community unites under these governing councils to improve the overall intellectual and educational campus climate. The four councils at ETSU are:
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at East Tennessee State University takes charge of and preserves the high standards of its 6 member fraternities on campus. All six chapters are members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). The Interfraternity Council promotes the interests of fraternities in general, and insures cooperation among the different fraternities on campus. The purpose of this organization shall be to develop and maintain fraternity life and interfraternity relationships.
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC)
East Tennessee State University NPHC is the governing council for two historically African American fraternities and sororities. It is the mission of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to promote cooperation and harmony between member organizations and between members and other campus organizations in developing the best possible image for the Greek community.
National Panhellenic Council (NPC)
The Panhellenic Council at East Tennessee State University takes charge of and preserves the high standards of its four member sororities on campus. All Panhellenic chapters are members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). The Panhellenic Council at ETSU develops and maintains fraternity/sorority life and interfraternity relations at a high level of accomplishment.
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) The Multicultural Greek Council is a council representing a proud and dynamic minority: the multicultural Greek community. The MGC at ETSU was founded by Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc., a Multicultural fraternity. The MGC is a unifying body, an umbrella organization, for multicultural fraternal organizations. Together they are united by aspirations to increase awareness of respective cultures, to serve the Tri-Cities community, and to maintain high academic standards.