Four governing councils make up the Virginia Tech fraternity and sorority community and provide coordination to the chapters they represent. Each governing council is unique in its operation and serves its chapters according to it’s own philosophy, purpose, and values.
Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing council for 24 of our men’s fraternities, most of which are associated with the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). IFC plans and implements various educational and leadership programs for its chapter members, while also providing guidance for policy, procedure, recruitment, academic issues, and governance.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization 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 for the 13 National Panhellenic Conference women’s fraternities and sororities. PHC is responsible for the implementation of educational programming, coordination of annual sorority recruitment in January, leadership development initiatives, and philanthropic and service events.
United Council of Fraternities and Sororities (UCFS) brings together Virginia Tech’s culturally-based 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.