It’s Greek to Me
Q: What is the IFC? NPHC? Panhellenic?
A: All three are the governing bodies of the fraternities and sororities at Ole Miss affiliated with the North American Interfraternity Council (NIC), National Panhellenic Council (NPC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). IFC and Panhellenic participate in Formal Recruitment, while NPHC groups have Intake. The organizations on campus send representatives to these meetings where important issues concerning the Greek community are discussed.
Q: What and when is Intake?
A: Intake is the process of membership selection used by groups belonging to the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). NPHC at Ole Miss is made up of eight historically and traditionally African-American fraternities and sororities. Those eight groups are Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc., Omega Psi Phi, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc.
A student does not have to register with the Greek life office to participate. While the process is different for each organization, all groups do require that students selected for membership have a certain number of academic and community service hours and certain grade-point averages. For more information on when each group will be holding its Intake or what the specific criteria to join are, contact the Greek Life office at 662-915-7247 or visit http://dos.orgsync.com/greek.
Q: What and when is Formal Recruitment?
A: Formal Recruitment is the official process to get into a fraternity or sorority affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) or the North American Interfraternity Council (NIC).
Sororities affiliated with the NPC are Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu and Pi Beta Phi. Fraternities affiliated with the NIC are Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Psi, Delta Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
You must be registered with the Office of Greek Life to participate in recruitment. Applications were given out during orientation. If you did not receive one, call Greek Life at 662-915-7247 or visit http://dos.orgsync.com/greek.