The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, a department within the Division of Student Life, is dedicated to the growth and success of the Greek community and to the individual development of fraternity and sorority members. Specifically, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life advises and provides guidance to the fraternities and sororities associated with the four Greek governing councils: the Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA), the Alabama National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the Alabama Interfraternity Council (IFC), and the Alabama United Greek Council (UGC).
Each council has a different focus, operational structure, history, recruitment or intake procedure, and key dates. Fraternities and sororities range in size from 3 to 471 members. Organizations offers members a variety of opportunities to hold leadership positions in the chapter and at the University, participate in volunteer and service activities on campus and in the community, become involved in campus life and achieve success academically, personally, and professionally. All fraternities and sororities are required to adhere to the University’s Standards for Social Fraternities and Sororities.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life strives to offer chapters on-campus support services. Staff can serve as a liaison between faculty, alumni advisors, inter/national offices, and parents, as well as work to develop values-based leadership development programming. The office also offers training on chapter operations, diversity, risk management, health and safety, and membership recruitment. As Greek life aims to produce well-rounded students, staff can also assist in monitoring the academic performance of fraternity and sorority members.