UA’s fraternity and sorority community is the largest in the nation:
- 68 Fraternity and Sorority Chapters
- Around 12,000 students in the community
- Four Greek Governing Councils:
- Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA)
- National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
- Interfraternity Council (IFC)
- United Greek Council (UGC)
Serving over a third of our students at the Capstone, Fraternity and Sorority Life seeks to cultivate leadership skills, engage with the campus and local Tuscaloosa community through service, and promote unity among members. Each year, fraternities and sororities set aside a time of mutual selection to meet students interested in joining a Greek-Letter organization. Students interested in joining a fraternity/sorority are encouraged to learn more about each council, its recruitment or intake process, and key dates. Please visit Financial Information for an overview of associated costs by council.
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. As the largest Panhellenic community in the country, APA values sisterhood, scholarship, philanthropy, and service.
The Alabama National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
is the coordinating council for the nine historically African American Greek-letter organizations often referred to as the Divine Nine. The Alabama NPHC has 4 sororities and 4 fraternities. NPHC organizations are committed to community service and support academic excellence between members and the general student body by providing scholarships and programs.
The Alabama Interfraternity Council (IFC)
serves as the governing body for 34 men’s social fraternities at UA, many of which are affiliated with the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). IFC values brotherhood, scholarship, leadership, and community service.
The Alabama United Greek Council (UGC) is the governing body for the 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.