The four governing councils that make up the Virginia Tech fraternity and sorority community 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) is the governing council containing Virginia Tech’s men’s general fraternities. 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.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing and coordinating council for the nine international Greek letter sororities and fraternities often referred to as the Divine Nine. NPHC stresses a lifetime commitment to the goals and ideals of each of its respective organizations and focuses on community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.

Panhellenic Council (PHC) is the governing council responsible for supporting the 13 National Panhellenic Conference general women’s fraternities and sororities. The council is responsible for the implementation of educational programming, coordination of the annual formal sorority recruitment in January, leadership development initiatives, and philanthropic and service events.

United Council of Fraternities and Sororities (UCFS) brings together Virginia Tech’s multicultural and academic interest fraternities and sororities. UCFS plans and implements opportunities for chapters to work collaboratively and support other umbrella organizations on campus in which their organizations have membership.