Governing Councils

Each fraternity and sorority is a member of one of the five governing councils: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the Panhellenic Association (PHA), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) or the Independent Greek Council (IGC).

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

The Interfraternity Council is one of the largest student organizations on campus. The IFC is composed of delegates from each recognized NIC fraternity chapter and an executive board. Currently there are sixteen (16) men’s national/international social fraternities at Towson University that gives members opportunities in leadership roles and involvement in a wide range of community service, social, academic, athletic and philanthropic activities. 

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The NPHC is the governing council for eight(8) historically African-American fraternities and sororities on campus. The member chapters of this council work to encourage high scholastic achievement, service to the community, promote unity, develop leadership skills, enhance the educational and social life of minority communities, and provide a forum for addressing items of mutual concern.

Panhellenic Association (PHA)

The Panhellenic Association is the local administrative body composed of one or more delegates from each collegiate chapter of a NPC sororities on campus. The Panhellenic Association is comprised of ten(10) women’s national/international social sorority chapters. The Panhellenic Association engages in philanthropic, academic, social, and community service endeavors throughout the year. A cooperative spirit and emphasis on teamwork are two key characteristics of this group.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

The MGC is the governing council for seven(7) multicultural fraternities and sororities on campus. The purpose of Multicultural Greek Council is to enhance sisterhood, brotherhood, service, fundraising, educational and individual success of its member sororities and fraternities through experience, leadership, and maintenance of council membership guidelines. The MGC will be committed to advocating for the needs of it's member organizations and for the Towson University community. The council will also continue to enrich the college experience among Towson University students. Through the trademarks of character, leadership, values and recruitment, the member organizations will advance to exemplify unity, and, to promote unity on this campus.

Independent Greek Council (IGC)

The IGC is the governing council for seven (7) special interest fraternities and sororities on campus. The purpose of the IGC is to serve as a resource for those organizations within the council and will act as a liaison among organizations, the executive boards, and their respective national boards. The IGC's mission is to promote and foster positive Greek relations, communication, and development of all fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism, and education.