When the Multicultural Greek Council was first established in the spring of 1999, it consisted of a group of five multicultural fraternities and sororities who had a vision to unify all multicultural Greek organizations under one unit.

The founding members of the MGC were the undergraduate chapters of two Latina-dominant sororities, two Latino-dominant fraternities and one Asian-interest fraternity. Since the founding of the first Latino-based fraternity in 1931, chapters that promote Latino culture have grown in popularity on campuses all over the United States. Asian-interest chapters have also been on a steady rise since their founding in the early 1900s.

Since then the Multicultural Greek Council has lived up to and exceeded the mission of UR.

Today, MGC consists of 11 recognized chapters at UR. The quick growth of the MGC to such a unified council forced current modifications to its constitution and structure.

Currently, MGC is making a transition from a three-member leadership board to a five- member executive board. This transition has been made due to the great success of the MGC.

From its initial development till today, the MGC has grown both in numbers and in quality due to its members’ steadfast devotion. Members of MGC have hosted community service events, as well as academic and cultural ones.

As a result, MGC has made a great contribution to the quality of life on campus and has helped diversify the fraternity and sorority community.

The following organizations are recognized under the MGC – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc., Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. We are constantly in an active effort to include the rest of UR in our future events. See you there!

Fusco can be reached at cfusco@campustimes.org.

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