My apologies, this week I do not have a student to profile for this week.  My work over the past week has been centered around stories covering the St. Andrew’s Medical Clinic.  Many stories will appear later this week on Borderbeat.  Regardless, I didn’t want to leave the page blank for this week, so I thought I’d go deeper into the multicultural fraternities and sororities on the UA campus.  There are 47 fraternities and sororities on campus: 17 fraternities governed by the Intrafraternity Council (IFC), 14 sororities governed by the Panhellenic Council (PHC), 11 fraternities and sororities governed by the United Sorority and Fraternity Council (USFC), and 5 fraternities and sororities governed by the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC).  For the sake of this post, I will be concentrating mainly on the fraternities and sororities within USFC and NPHC.

Members of the NPHC Council (Photo taken from NPHC website)

NPHC is the governing body that oversees the 5 fraternities and sororities that historically consist of African American Members.  The governing body consists of President Tiffany LaMarr, Vice-President Eric Mitchell, Treasurer Shakayla Byrd, Secretary Tamika Fuller, Historian Paul Hunter, Health Advocate Eftikhar Akam, and GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) Representative Nita Ocansey.

The five recognized fraternities and sororities on UA’s campus are:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  There are two other organizations on campus that have yet to gain official recognition from the university- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 

For more information on NPHC, please visit their website.

USFC is the governing body for the 11 other multicultural fraternities and sororities on campus.  The council members for USFC are President Miguel Acero of Lambda Theta Phi, Vice President Skye Fernandez of Theta Nu Xi, Finance Director Joe Nguyen of Pi Alpha Phi, Programming Director Jeannette Moreno of Lambda Theta Alpha and Recruitment Director Sandra Banuett of Lambda Theta Alpha.  The houses that are part of USFC are Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc., Chi Upsilon Sigma, Delta Chi Lambda, Gamma Alpha Omega, Kappa Delta Chi, Lamba Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., Omega Delta Phi, Phi Beta Chi, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Sigma Lambda Gamma.

For more information on USFC, and other fraternities and sororities on the University of Arizona campus, please refer to the Fraternity and Sorority Programs (FSP) Website. 

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