The Alabama United Greek Council, commonly referred to as UGC, is the governing body for the five cultural based and special interest 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.

  • Theta Tau, a co-educational engineering fraternity
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon, a sorority promoting women in STEM
  • Kappa Kappa Psi, a co-educational national honor band fraternity
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national fraternal music society
  • Phi Sigma Pi, a national co-educational honor fraternity
  • Alpha Kappa Psi, a co-education business fraternity
  • Sigma Alpha Iota, a national music sorority

When and how does this group admit new members?

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.

What are the requirements to become a member?

To be eligible to join a UGC organization, you should:

  • have UA enrollment
  • meet individual chapter requirements

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.

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