Interfraternity Council Fraternities
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the coordinating and governing body for its member chapters. The IFC community has over 700 active men in 17 member fraternities.The mission of the Interfraternity Council at BGSU is to obtain and continuously build men who are committed to upholding and representing the values of academic excellence, civic engagement, leadership, accountability to shared standards, and positive relations within the community. The IFC establishes and coordinates all recruitment activities, promotes, and supervises academic achievement, governs the actions of its member chapters, and promotes community service projects throughout the year and establishes bonds and maintains a common ground with all fraternities. It is the goal of all members of the Interfraternity Council of Bowling Green State University to be positive leaders on campus.
"The cause is hidden, the results well-known"
Founded in 1845 at Yale University
Symbolic Identifiers: Cardinal Red and Stone Grey, Phoenix, Cardinal Rose and Yellow Tea Rose
Values: Silence, Charity, Purity, Honor, and Patriotism
Follow on Twitter @BGAlphaSig
"Love and Respect"
Founded in 1865 at the Virginia Military Institute
Symbolic Identifiers: White Tea Rose, Azure Blue, Old Gold
America's Leadership Development Fraternity
Follow on Twitter @ATOEpsilonKappa
"To develop men of principle for a principled life"
Founded in 1839 at Miami University (Oxford)
Core Values: Mutual assistance, intellectual growth, trust, responsible conduct, integrity
Symbolic Identifiers: Dragon, star, diamond, Roses of the "June" or "queen of the Prairie"
Follow on Twitter @beta_bgsu
Founded in 1890 at Cornell University
Symbolic Identifiers: Red, Buff, the Knight, Martlets, White Carnation
Mission: Promote friendship, develop character, advance justice, and assist in the acquisition of a sound education.
Follow on Twitter @Delta_Chi_BGSU
"Labor for the Beautiful and the Good"
Founded in 1858 at Bethany College
Symbolic Identifiers: Royal purple, White, Yellow Gold, Purple Iris
Mission: Committed to Lives of Excellence
Follow on Twitter @BGDelts
Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia
Symbolic Identifiers: Scarlet, White, Emerald Green, Star, Crescent, Lily of the Valley
Values: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service
Follow on Twitter @KSBGSU
Crescent through the Cross / Naught Without Labor / Every Man a Man
Founded in 1909 at Boston University
Symbolic Identifiers: Purple, Green, Gold, Cross, Crescent, White Rose, Rampant Lion
Follow on Twitter @BGLambdaChi
"One Man is No Man"
Founded in 1848 at Miami University
Symbolic Identifiers: Azure, Argent, White Carnation
Principles: Friendship, Sound Learning, and Rectitude
Follow on Twitter @BGPhiDeltaTheta
"Friendship, the sweetest influence."
Founded in 1848 at Jefferson College
Symbolic Identifiers: Royal Purple, White, Purple Clematis, Snowy White Owl
Values: Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality & Excellence
Follow on Twitter @BGFIJI_BGSU
"The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater."
Founded in the 1898 at the New England Conservatory of Music
Symbolic Identifiers: Red, Black, Gold, Chrysanthemum
Follow on Twitter @IOsinfonians
"To set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live."
Founded in 1868 at the University of Virginia
Symbolic Identifiers: the Oak Tree, Shield & Diamond, Dagger & Key, Lily of the Valley, Diamond, Garnet, Old Gold
Follow on Twitter @BGPikes
"Nothing shall ever tear us asunder"
Founded in 1904 at the College of Charleston
Symbolic Identifiers: Bell, Star & Lamp, Red Rose, Diamond
Follow on Twitter @BGPiKapp
Founded in 1856at the University of Alabama
Symbolic Identifiers: Royal Purple, Old Gold, Lion, Phoenix, Fleur-de-Lis, Violet
"To promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship and service for our members based upon the ideals set forth by our Founders and as specifically enunciated in our creed."
Follow on Twitter @SAEBGSU
"Our vision is to be the preeminent leadership and character development brotherhood benefitting our members throughout life. Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community."
Founded in 1855 at Miami University
Symbolic Identifiers: Blue, Old Gold, the White Cross, the White Rose
Values: Friendship, Justice, and Learning
Follow on Twitter @BGSUSigs
"Love, Honor, Truth"
Founded in 1869 at the Virginia Military Institute
Symbolic Identifiers: Black, White, Gold, White Rose
Vision: Excelling with Honor
Follow on Twitter @SigmaNuBGSU
"Building Balanced Men"
Founded in 1901 at Richmond College
Symbolic Identifiers: Red, Purple, Gold, Violet, Dark Red Rose
Founding Principles: Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love
Follow on Twitter @SPEOKBG
"Better Men for a Better World"
Founded in 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University
Symbolic Identifiers: Crimson Lake, Pure Silver, Equilateral Triangle, Red Carnation
Our mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life.
Follow on Twitter @tke_bgsu
"An Assisting Hand"
Founded in 1856 at Norwich University
Symbolic Identifiers: Military Red, White, Rattlesnake, Red Carnation
"Alma Mater First and Theta Chi for Alma Mater"
Multicultural Greek Council Fraternities and Sororities
At Bowling Green State University, the Multicultural Greek Council is a place for our organizations with a spotlight on equality, diversity, and progress to gather and lead the efforts for the campus. These organizations promote the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants and refugees, LatinX and Hispanic populations, and many more. Together, they provide hands-on service to these causes and bring education to our fraternity and sorority community about pressing issues and crises.
"Making Our Presence Make a Difference"
Founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C. as a social fraternity for gay, bisexual, transgender, and progressive men
Symbolic Identifiers: Green, Gold, and White, Yellow Rose, Centaur
Core Values: Excellence, Integrity, Diversity, Justice, Service
Follow on Twitter @BetaODLP
"Truth in tolerance, knowledge through diversity, bonds of unity, strength in trust."
Founded in 2003 at Arizona State University as as sorority for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, and allied students
Symbolic Identifiers: Purple, Black, Sunflower, Wolf
"Culture is Pride, Pride is Success"
Founded in 1990 at the University of Iowa
Symbolic Identifiers: Shocking Pink, Majestic Purple, Purple Panther, Pink Rose, Purple Amethyst
Values: Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Social Interaction, Morals and Ethics
Follow on Twitter @BGSU_Gammas
Today's Friends, Tomorrow's Leaders, Forever in Service
Founded in 1967 at Bowling Green State University
Symbolic Identifiers: Dark Blue, Light Blue, Gold, Chevron, Bee, Yellow rose
Omega Phi Alpha has a diverse, flexible service program which allows each member to contribute to the world around her. Many chapters have ongoing projects that they have worked with for years.
Follow on Twitter @BGOphiA
National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities and Fraternities
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is an umbrella organization for nine historically black, inter/national Greek-lettered organizations that evolved during a period when African-Americans were being denied essential rights and privileges afforded to other college students. Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities. The individual member is also expected to align with a graduate and/or alumni chapter, following graduation from college to perpetuate the purpose of the council and their individual organizations.
"First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All"
Founded in 1906 at Cornell University
Symbolic Identifiers: Old Gold and Balc, Great Sphinx of Giza, Yellow Rose
Aims: Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind
Follow on Twitter @BGPharaohs1906
"Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom"
Founded in 1913 at Howard University
Symbolic Identifiers: Crimson, Cream, African Violet
Mission: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.
Follow on Twitter @DST_EO1965
"Culture For Service and Service For Humanity"
Founded in 1914 at Howard University
Symbolic Identifiers: Royal Blue, Pure white, Dove, White Carnation
Pillars: Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service
Follow on Twitter @BG_Elite1914
Greater Service, Greater Progress
Founded in 1922 at Butler University
Symbolic Identifiers: Royal Blue, Gold, Yellow Tea Rose, Toy Poodle
Values: Sisterhood, Respect, Honesty, Accountability, Integrity, Excellence, Communication
Follow on Twitter @SGRHO_zetaalpha
"A community-conscious, action-oriented organization"
Founded in 1920 at Howard University
Symbolic Identifiers: Royal Blue, White, Dove, White Rose
Founding Principles: Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood
Follow on Twitter @BG_Zetas
College Panhellenic Conference Sororities
The College Panhellenic Conference (CPC) is the coordinating body of the 11 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters at BGSU. Panhellenic membership at BGSU is an experience that will shape your college career and provide value beyond your years as a Falcon. Fraternity and sorority life has become an integral part of the University's culture and tradition, and our community is proud to uphold the values of what it means to be Greek! Membership in any Panhellenic chapter will offer you opportunities for individual growth, scholarship, service, and life-long membership. As one of the largest women's organizations on campus, we strive to ensure the Panhellenic community upholds its traditions and excellence every day. Together we maintain a dedication of putting academics first and giving back to the community!
NICKNAME: A Chi O, Alpha Chi
COLORS: Scarlet Red and Olive Green
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1944
VALUES: Friendship, Leadership, Learning, Service
PHILANTHROPY: Domestic violence awareness and the Jed Foundation for mental health awareness
NICKNAME: A O Pi
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1989
VALUES: Character, Dignity, Scholarship, College Loyalty
PHILANTHROPY: Juvenile arthritis / Arthritis research
NICKNAME: A Phi
COLOR: Silver and Bordeaux
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1943
VALUES: Sisterhood, Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Loyalty, Character Development
PHILANTHROPY: The Alpha Phi Foundation/ Women's Cardiac Care
NICKNAME: AZDs, Alpha Xis, Fuzzies
COLOR: Double blue (light and dark) and gold
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1943
VALUES: Knowledge, Leadership, Service, Sisterhood
PHILANTHROPY: Autism Speaks
NICKNAME: Chi O
COLORS: Cardinal and Straw
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1947
VALUES: Friendship, Integrity, Service, Academic Excellence, Campus Involvement, Career Development
PHILANTHROPY: Make-A-Wish Foundation
COLORS: Bronze, Pink, and Blue
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1943
VALUES: Friendship, Education, Social Responsibility, Character
PHILANTHROPY: Service for Sight
COLOR: Rose and Green
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1950
VALUES: Friendship, Personal Development, Leadership, Innovative Growth
PHILANTHROPY: Speech and Hearing
COLORS: Olive Green and Pearl White
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1946
VALUES: Learning, Integrity, Service, Truth, Loyalty, Leadership, Growth
PHILANTHROPY: Prevent Child Abuse America, Girl Scouts of America
NICKNAME: Kappas, KKGs
COLOR: Light Blue and Dark Blue
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1983
VALUES: Tradition, Leadership, Academics, Friendship
PHILANTHROPY: Reading is Fundamental (National) Kappa Kidney Camp (Chapter)
NICKNAME: Pi Phi
COLOR: Wine and Silver Blue
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1986
VALUES: Integrity, Commitment, Honor, Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Philanthropy, Friendship
PHILANTHROPY: Read > Lead > Achieve
NICKNAME: Sig Kap
COLORS: Lavender and Maroon
LOCAL FOUNDING: 1991
VALUES: Personal Growth, Friendship, Service, Loyalty
PHILANTHROPIES: Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit the Earth, Maine Seacoast Mission, Alzheimer's Disease, Gerontology, Walk to End Alzheimers