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Join a Sorority

Thank you for your interest in sorority life! There are many opportunities for membership at Columbia University. 

The first step to becoming a member is to do your research. You can learn more about the sororities by visiting the sorority profiles page.

Registration for formal Panhellenic recruitment can be found online.

Multicultural Greek Council Rush and Membership Intake

The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the self-governing student organization that provides guidelines and support to its member organizations. The MGC consists of organizations with national membership in the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the National Asian Pacific American Panhellenic Association (NAPA). Each organization is represented at MGC Meetings to discuss and vote on matters concerning member organizations and the Greek community.

2013 Multicultural Greek Council Executive Board

Contact the MGC Executive Board
President: Kevin Shin
Vice President Programming: Christian White
Vice President Finance: Marissa Lafontant
Vice President Communication: Jasmine Neal
Vice President Community Outreach: Jennifer Ngo
 

Columbia University has 12 culturally-based member organizations of the MGC; six of which are sororities. These chapters recruit through a processes known as Rush or Intake. Although membership consist primarily of men of color, they are open to all women at Columbia. 

The rush/intake process for every chapter is defined by its national organization. Throughout the year, chapters hold social, informational and educational events, which provide you with the opportunity to meet the members of each organization. Visit the sorority profile page for information about all recognized organizations.

Panhellenic Association

The Panhellenic Association (Panhel) is the self-governing student organization that provides guidelines and support to its member organizations. Panhel consists of organizations with national membership in the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Each organization is represented at Panhel Meetings to discuss and vote on matters concerning member organizations and the Greek community. Panhellenic assists in establishing guidelines for membership recruitment, service opportunities, and social activities for NPC sorority members.

2013 Panhellenic Association Executive Board

Contact the Panhellenic Executive Board
President: Amelia Kudenholdt
VP Recruitment: Eileen Voges
VP Administration: Skylar Dubbar
VP Finance: Tanvi Gupta
VP Programming: Stephanie Hanchuk
VP Public Relations and Marketing: Sofia Vasilieva
 
Follow Panhellenic on Twitter @columbiapanhell
Follow Panhellenic on Instagram at cupanhellenic
 

Our Potential. Your Move

Have you seen the great video about Sorority membership? 

Unrecognized Groups

The groups listed below are not recognized by Columbia University and do not have the same rights and privileges of registered student organizations.

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Psi

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