Each year, fraternities and sororities set aside a time of mutual selection to meet students interested in joining a Greek-Letter organization. It is an opportunity for interested students to ask questions and learn about the different chapters on campus. Recruitment, Rush, and Membership Intake give students and organizations a chance to interact and to get to know one another. For more information, we encourage you to view the Fraternity Life at the Capstone and Sorority Life at the Capstone Bama Bound presentations, University Days presentations, as well as sign up for a Greek Ambassador Tour.
Currently, The University of Alabama is home to 66 fraternities and sororities. Governed by four different councils, these chapters provide leadership and involvement opportunities for over 10,000 students as well outreach and community service opportunities to the Tuscaloosa community. The four Greek Governing Councils – Alabama Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, United Greek Council and the Interfraternity Council, have different recruitment requirements. Each council also has a different focus, operational structure, history, recruitment or intake procedure, and key dates. Student interested in joining a fraternity/sorority are encouraged to learn more about each council and the council’s process for taking new members. Cost of Greek membership varies, depending on the organization and housing options. 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. 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 34 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 4 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 5 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.