The Alabama United Greek Council, commonly referred to as UGC, is the governing body for the eight multicultural and special interest based sororities and fraternities at The University of Alabama. Established on the UA campus in spring 2009, 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.
The United Greek Council is comprised of one multicultural fraternity, Sigma Lambda Beta; Theta Tau, a co-educational engineering fraternity; Alpha Omega Epsilon, an engineering sorority; Delta Lambda Phi, a progressive Men’s fraternity; Kappa Beta Gamma, an international sorority; Kappa Kappa Psi, a co-educational national honor band fraternity; Phi Mu Sinfonia, a music fraternity; and Phi Sigma Pi, a national co-educational honor fraternity.
Each organization that encompasses the United Greek Council has an individual recruitment process and depending upon the chapter, this process may be referred to as Recruitment, Membership Intake, or Rush. While most chapters recruit new members at the beginning of the fall and spring semester, each chapter’s process for taking new members varies in accordance with their specific needs and inter/national requirements.
UGC recruitment includes participation in fall and spring Get On Board Day. Chapters will also be hosting tabling events and programs throughout the semester and will register different events on campus, advertised through the SOURCE, to recruit members.
In order to join a UGC organization, prospective members must, at minimum, be an enrolled student at The University of Alabama; however, its important to note that additional membership requirements vary by chapter.
Since membership in some UGC organizations is based on special interest, pursuing a specific major, and/or student involvement; students interested in joining a UGC organization should visit the chapter’s website and/or contact the chapter directly, regarding specific membership requirements.