Our fraternity and sorority community have a rich tradition at the University of Kentucky, starting in the 1890s and continuing to provide support, friendship and leadership to the UK community.
We currently have 48 social and cultural fraternities and sororities. Our organizations are members of governing councils that assist with events and programs, communication, recruitment activities, and student advocacy. Our community has over 5,000 members, across 4 governing councils.
The governing councils here at UK are the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council, and United Greek Council. These 4 councils consist of student leaders from the their respective communities striving to meet the mission and vision of our community as a whole and to strive to attain what is wildly possible here at the University of Kentucky.
The United Greek Council (UGC) represents organizations who have a special interest or culturally-based. UGC hosts educational, cultural, and community service programs for members each semester. There are 5 organizations in UGC including four sororities and one fraternity. The sororities are Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc, Kentucky’s first Asian interest sorority, Kappa Beta Gamma, a social organization; Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc, a historically Latina sorority with multicultural membership; and Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc, and Sigma Phi Lambda, a Christian organization. The fraternity is Beta Upsilon Chi, a Christian fraternity.
For more information, visit their website here.
The Panhellenic Council at the University of Kentucky is the governing body of 14 National Panhellenic Conference sororities and one associate member sorority—Phi Sigma Rho. Panhellenic works with the member chapters to coordinate activities such as the Women's Leadership Conference, Panhellenic Primary Recruitment in the fall, and philanthropic events to support Headbands of Hope and DanceBlue.Visit their website here for more information.
The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for 21 men's fraternities at the University of Kentucky. IFC works with member chapters to coordinate programs and activities that benefit the members, as well as advocate for the needs of fraternities at the University of Kentucky. The council is led by a 10-person executive board that is elected by the chapters each November.
For more information visit their website here.
The Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. Order of Omega recognizes upperclassmen who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members share the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution. Members are selected from the top 3 percent of students at each institution. To date, over 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution.
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