In the 1970's, the emergence of a multicultural fraternity/sorority movement began; however, this was not the typical fraternity and sorority. The end of the twentieth century gave birth to a new movement – that of multiculturalism. Newly formed fraternities and sororities were looking to write a new page in the Greek-letter society history books. The message that they announced was the inclusiveness of all cultures, races, religions, and creeds.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) at Kennesaw State upholds the ideals of these organizations, which include, inclusion, diversity, and acceptance of things outside the norm. The council consists of organizations that are part of diverse backgrounds and heritages. The purpose of MGC is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all multicultural organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.
The goals of our Multicultural Greek Council are:
- To provide a forum that allows for the free exchange of ideas, programs, and services between its constituent fraternities and sororities.
- To promote the awareness of multicultural diversity within collegiate institutions, their surrounding communities, and the greater community-at-large.
- To support and promote the works of its member organizations.
Prospective Membership: Interested in Joining?
“Meet MGC” is an annual event hosted by the different Greek-letter organizations in the Multicultural Greek Council. Every Fall and Spring semester, MGC hosts "Meet MGC", offering prospective students an opportunity to meet and dialogue with current members of MGC sororities and fraternities. In addition, it's one of the best platforms to learn more about the missions, cultures, and values of each organization. Make a personal connection with the sororities and fraternities by attending "Meet MGC" and other MGC Events. Details such as the date, time, and location of "Meet MGC" is posted every Fall semester on the MGC Instagram Page (@ksu_mgc). Attending Meet MGC is required in order to join. You only need to attend once.
Explore the chapter links under the "Chapters" tab above. The chapter links has more information pertaining it's organization and can lead you to the membership requirements and Membership Intake/ Rush processes.
Each chapter and prospective member who chooses to participate in Membership Intake/ Rush must abide by the guidelines/policies of their national organization and the Department of Fraternity and Soroity Life. Follow the link below to view expectations of every MGC Membership Intake/ Rush process.
The MGC views expansion as influencing the advancement of fraternity and sorority life at KSU as it provides options for non-members. Expansion also allows for the advancement of a widely growing movement of culturally-based organizations nationally to positively impact our community at KSU. The MGC will work with the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life to consider expansion opportunities, while understanding the collective capacity of all involved in making successful expansion happen. We reserve the right to limit expansion at any time when reasonable efforts to support new groups cannot be made.
Policies and Standards
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) unique?
Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) Multicultural Greek Council is relatively new and growing! In addition, the council consists of students from diverse backgrounds with varying interests and beliefs. MGC also has a more intimate membership with chapters that are smaller in number.
How many organizations make up Kennesaw State’s Multicultural Greek Council?
There are currently 5 fraternities and 3 sororities that make up Kennesaw State’s Multicultural Greek Council. Although the council is made up of 8 organizations, it is continuously growing through MGC’s Expansion process.
- Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. (Coming Fall 2022)
- Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
- Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
- Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
- La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.'
- Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.
How much do you have to pay to join an MGC sorority or fraternity?
Costs for joining an MGC organization vary by chapter. Membership fees can but may not be limited to local and national dues, chapter initiation materials, membership education supplies (books, information packets, etc), and member development costs. Depending on the chapter, one or more payments are paid directly to the sorority/fraternity. Most chapters offer payment plans for students, and scholarships may be available within the individual chapters as well. The University does not have a role in this process; the student deals directly with the chapter. It is important that the student asks questions so that they are able to understand how the money is being utilized.
Do I need to be of a certain race/ethnicity to join MGC sororities/fraternities?
No, MGC organizations are open and welcoming to all cultural backgrounds. An organization may have been historically founded to support and shape students from a particular ethnicity; however, it is not exclusive to only one cultural background. Each sorority and fraternity embraces and expresses multiculturalism in their own unique ways.
What is “intake”/ “rush” / “recruitment”?
While each organization refers to it with different names, the Membership Intake/Rush/Recruitment process refers to the membership education process for potential new members or class. MGC chapters bring in either a new class or line through this process that is either ‘open’ (meaning public) or ‘closed’ (meaning private). Membership Intake/Rush/Recruitment includes a variety of activities including but not limited to interviews, bonding activities, and educational meetings about the history of the organization. For some organizations the end of Membership Intake/Rush/Recruitment process is celebrated with a new member presentation. It is important to ask about membership expectations as you seek membership in a MGC organization.
Am I required to attend a certain event before I am considered for membership?
YES! MGC hosts Meet MGC each semester that is required in order to join an Multicultural Greek Council Organization. MGC sororities and fraternities facilitate their own interest meetings. Thus, MGC does not require prospective members to attend an event (ie. MGC 101 or Meet MGC) to be considered for membership. Interested students should attend official events hosted by the organization to be considered for membership and to begin the membership process.
When does recruitment for the Multicultural Greek Council occur?
The membership intake process for MGC organizations occurs during the Fall or Spring semester at the discretion of each organization. Most organizations host informational events where students can learn more information on how to prepare for intake/rush. Research and contact members of the specific chapter you are interested in joining to see when their events occur. All chapters promote these events on their individual chapter social media handles. View the “Multicultural Greek Council” tab on our website to be directed to the MGC Instagram Page, where each chapter’s social media information is housed.
What happens if I choose not to continue in an intake process once I’ve started?
You have no obligation to complete an intake process of any organization. If there are any difficulties in the process or additional concerns arise, please contact the chapter advisor or the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Will MGC sororities and fraternities accept new members during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Each sorority and fraternity is advised to follow state and university guidelines as it relates to hosting recruiting events/meetings. At the discretion of each organization and its national headquarters, they may choose to host intake/rush during this time; however, the safety of all parties involved will be the organization’s top priority.
What if the organization I want to join is not currently recognized by KSU’s Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL)?
If the organization you wish to join is not recognized by FSL, then the organization is not accepting new members.
I am interested in chartering a sorority or fraternity in MGC. How do I get started?
The council conducts an annual vote to open for expansion. If/when the general body votes to open for expansion, an unrecognized organization can utilize the MGC Expansion Policy to be considered for recognition by FSL and MGC.