Bearcats Greek Guide
Welcome from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life:
The college experience is a major transition and exciting time in a student's life. This new chapter brings opportunities, challenges, and rewards. Participating in recruitment or intake is a great way for students to make new friends! In fact, fraternities and sororities are the largest and most visible values-based organizations on campus.
In its 180th year, Fraternity & Sorority Life remains an integral part of the University of Cincinnati! Our community includes more than 3,200 students at the Uptown, Clermont, Blue Ash, and Medical campuses. Currently, we have 44 chapters: 10 College Pahnellenic Council (CPC) chapters + 1 associate chapter, 23 Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters, 3 Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) chapters, and 6 National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters.
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life engages students and chapters through Intellectual Development, Philanthropy and Service, Social Responsibility and Citizenship, Leadership Development, and Values Integration and Personal Growth. These are the Five Pillars of Excellence that our chapters and members have chosen to commit to and uphold.
Our four councils, in conjunction with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, co-sponsor speakers addressing the topics of Hazing, Sexual Misconduct, Bystander Intervention, Diversity, and education around Alcohol & Other Drugs. Annual programs include Bystander Intervention Training, the Executive Leadership Conference (ELC), Future Greek Leaders (FGL), GreekServe, and Greek Week.
Fraternities and sororities support and enhance the mission of the University of Cincinnati. As a subset of the campus community, we collaborate with the host institution to address alcohol misuse and hazing. We expect personal responsibility from members of our community and accountability through self-governance. Throughout this Guide, you will notice specific chapters with an asterisk (*) next to their names - these are chapters that have had University sanctions within the last five years. For more information on these sanctions, please visit our Organizational Misconduct page.
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, working with chapter advisors and collegiate leadership, is a great resource to assist students throughout their time at the University of Cincinnati. If you have any questions or concerns, please let one of us know - we are here to help!
With Bearcat Pride,
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life