The four governing councils that make up the Virginia Tech fraternity and sorority community serve to coordinate and provide structure to the chapters they represent. Each governing council is unique in its operation and organization, and serves its chapters according to individual philosophy, purpose, and values.

  • Interfraternity Council (IFC) Virginia Tech’s largest governing council governs 30 chapters of the campus’ traditional majority men’s general fraternal organizations. IFC plans and implements various educational and leadership programs for its chapter members, while also providing administrative guidance for policy, procedure, recruitment, academic issues, and governance.

    President: Chase Ginther, cng885@vt.edu
    Advisor: Byron Hughes, bahughes@vt.edu

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing and coordinating council for traditionally African-American national collegiate fraternal organizations. The primary purpose and focus is community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities. NPHC plans and implements numerous programs for its chapters and the community at large, including traditional step shows, educational programming, and community service events. Additionally, the NPHC stresses a lifetime commitment to the goals and ideals of each of its respective organizations.

    President: Abigail Owusu-Ansah, abigao8@vt.edu 
    Advisor: Tavianna Williams, tavianna@vt.edu


  • Panhellenic Council (PHC) is the governing council responsible for supporting the 12 National Panhellenic Conference chapters at Virginia Tech. These groups represent the traditional majority general women's fraternities and sororities. PHC operates on a system of mutual cooperation in order to advance the sorority community in the best way possible. The council is responsible for the implementation of educational programming, the coordination of the annual formal sorority recruitment program, leadership development initiatives, and philanthropic and service efforts.

    President: Kristy Keohane, kristy5@vt.edu
    Advisors: Michael Keane, keanem@vt.edu


  • United Council of Fraternities and Sororities (UCFS) is the youngest governing council at Virginia Tech. The council brings together multicultural, faith based, service based, and special interest fraternities and sororities.

    President: Grey Fitz, greyf5@vt.edu
    Advisors: Brian Armstrong, armstrbd@vt.edu