To develop and inspire ETSU fraternity men to become involved leaders and citizens who exemplify brotherhood, service, intellectual excellence, and positive social development on our campus and in our communities.
The Interfraternity Council at East Tennessee State University promotes the well-being of its member fraternities, educates and develops chapter leaders and regulates standards as defined by the Council and national/international fraternities. IFC strives to improve all fraternities as ETSU by providing services and leadership to all members.
The Council oversees the social aspect of its member fraternities by maintaining an intensive alcohol and risk management policy enforcing such policies. IFC strongly supports such events as Homecoming, Greek Week, All-Greek Mixers, and service to the campus and local community. These functions, as well as many other events sponsored by the individual fraternities, emphasize IFC’s commitment to our society and philanthropic endeavors.
IFC Member Organizations
The Panhellenic Council
For many college women, sorority membership offers a lifetime of learning and involvement, providing valuable opportunities for sisterhood, leadership, scholarship, and social and philanthropic activities during the college years and beyond.
The Panhellenic Council at ETSU strives to maintain and further enhance the ideals of college women, the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), and each of our member sororities by excelling in scholarship, the guarding of good health, maintenance of fine standards and in serving our college community.
When you join one of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities at ETSU, you also become a member of the Panhellenic Association. The ETSU Panhellenic Association is the umbrella organization for the NPC sororities chartered at ETSU, and is responsible for organizing activities of mutual concern and interest to all the sororities on campus.
The National Panhellenic Conference, founded in 1902, is the umbrella organization for 26 national and international women's fraternities and sororities. Members are represented on over 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 5,300 alumnae associations, making up over 3 million sorority women in the world.
The NPC sororities at ETSU:
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Xi Delta
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at ETSU serves as the governing body for the campus’ historically African American fraternities and sororities. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. NPHC organizations have a profound commitment to community service. They embrace the continuance of social actions, political empowerment and economic development.
The NPHC member organizations at ETSU include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.,Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. , and Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.To become a member of either one of these organizations, undergraduate students must meet specific membership qualifications and criteria. Potential new members should be in good standing with the university, have good morals, strong values, and campus and community involvement. Such requirements are designed to promote the building of strong end effective chapters.
Each NPHC group conducts its own membership intake process. Chapters advertise their membership intake process through flyers labeled “interest meeting,” “informational,” or “meet and greet” which all students are welcome to attend and express interest in and learn more about and organization.