Governing Councils & Chapter Profiles
Fraternity & Sorority Life
American University Student Activities recognizes 26 active fraternities and sororities and three governing councils. The breakdown of chapters is:
- NPHC - 5 recognized organizations
- IFC - 13 recognized organizations
- Panhel - 7 recognized organizations
- NALFO - 1 recognized organization
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing council for the North-American Interfraternity Conference member organizations. This council meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing council for the historically African American or divine nine organizations. American University recognizes five of the divine nine organizations.
Governing Documents - NPHC Constitution and Bylaws
The Panhellenic Council (Panhel) is the governing council for the National Panhellenic Conference sororities on campus. This council meets on Tuesday afternoons at 4:30pm.
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations
NALFO is an umbrella association for Latino Greek Letter Organizations. The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino Fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.
Fraternity & Sorority Life Programming Board
This group of students is comprised of members from each of the three governing councils (IFC/NPHC/Panhel) and are responsible for fraternity & sorority programming. This includes but is not limited to:
- Welcome Back events
- Greek Week
- Educational Speakers
- Fraternity & Sorority Awards
Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters recognized at American University:
National PanHellenic Council (NPHC) chapters recognized at American University:
Pahellenic Conference (Panhel) chapters recognized by American University:
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) chapters recognized at American University:
Interfraternity Council Unrecognized / Unsanctioned organization:
- Epsilon Iota - Also referred to as EI is the former Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) chapter that was closed both by the University and Alpha Tau Omega headquarters in March 2001.The fraternity lost university and national fraternity recognition for serious policy violations which involved hazing and alcohol abuse. Upon loss of recognition, members of this group formed this unrecognized organization.
Involvement in this unrecognized organization could pose risks to students, and the university highly discourages individuals from joining them. Please talk with your students about joining only recognized fraternities if they choose to pursue membership in fraternity and sorority life.