Currently, The University of Alabama is home to 67 fraternities and sororities. Governed by four different councils, these chapters provide leadership and involvement opportunities for over 12,000 students as well outreach and community service opportunities to the Tuscaloosa community.
Alabama has four Greek Governing Councils – Alabama Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, United Greek Council and the Interfraternity Council – each of which, has different recruitment requirements. Each council also has a different focus, operational structure, history, recruitment or intake procedure, and key dates.
The Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA) represents the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) on campus and is the coordinating body for 19 social sororities, 18 NPC women’s organizations and one affiliate chapter on campus. NPC promotes the values of, and advocates for, its member groups within the organization and in collaboration with the University and the community.
The Alabama Interfraternity Council (IFC) serves as the governing body for 32 social fraternities at UA, many of which are affiliated with the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).
The Alabama National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing and coordinating council for the nine historically African American Greek-letter organizations, of which UA currently has 4 sororities and 3 fraternities. NPHC fraternities and sororities are committed to community service and support academic excellence between members and the general student body by providing scholarships, study breaks and other programs.
The Alabama United Greek Council (UGC) is the governing body for the 9 multicultural and special interest sororities and fraternities. UGC exists to enable member organizations to share ideas and resources, promote mutual respect and equality, and provide a support network for students on campus.