BGSU's Fraternity & Sorority Life community is governed by one of four student-run organizations: the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). These councils, along with the Fraternity & Sorority Life staff, offer leadership and educational opportunities for its member organizations and continually enhance the undergraduate Greek experience at BGSU.
The Interfraternity Council is the governing body that oversees the 16 social fraternities at Bowling Green State University. IFC strives to be a voice of the chapters to the university administration while also fostering collaboration among chapters. Each semester the Interfraternity council holds a philanthropic event for the campus community, Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes in the spring and various philanthropy events in the fall. Additionally, IFC holds roundtables each semester to assist chapter officers with any duties that they have within their chapter. Once someone joins an IFC fraternity they automatically become a member of IFC and are entitled to all of the benefits of an IFC man and are encouraged to get involved.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the governing body for six Greek letter organizations promoting service, multiculturalism, and appreciation for and recognition of diverse chapters and individuals. It is the mission of MGC to enhance the Greek Community and unite Greeks that value open-mindedness, difference, and innovation.
Nationally NPHC is a coalition of the nine largest historically African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities. Locally BGSU is proud to represent eight of the nine organizations. Members of the constituent Greek-letter organizations of NPHC have convened to discuss and address issues of mutual concern. The collective social and economic power of the NPHC has been a major source of change for the African American community of BGSU since its inception.
The Panhellenic Council is largest women's organization at BGSU and serves as the governing body for the 13 National Panhellenic Conference member organizations on our campus. The Panhellenic Council furthers the mission of each member organization and promotes scholarship, service, membership development, and high standards among Panhellenic women. Additionally, the Panhellenic Council is charged with growing the Panhellenic community and oversees all recruitment processes and marketing efforts so that women wishing to join a sorority have the opportunity to do so.