Office of Student Life

OSL Resource Center (SRB 1104)

Inter-fraternity Council (IFC):

National site
Local site:
Advisor: Jonathan Ng

Since 1909, the North-American Inter-Fraternity Conference has been serving the men’s college fraternity community in Canada and the United States. Through 70 member fraternities, the NIC represents almost 4.5 million alumni and 350,000 college students in over 5,500 chapters on more than 800 college campuses and advocates the needs of fraternities through the enrichment of the Greek experience, advancement and growth of the fraternities, and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions.

The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) is the governing board for eleven of the national fraternities that exist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. IFC consists of nine elected executive officers and IFC Presidents from each chapter. The following chapters are recognized by both UCSB and IFC:

  • Alpha Gamma Omega
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Zeta Psi

Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC):

National site:
Local Site:
Advisor: Sophie Wilson

The National Panhellenic Conference (established in 1902), is the umbrella group for 26 national and international sororities that are autonomous social organizations. NPC sororities are located on more than 670 campuses with 380,565 undergraduate members in 3,234 chapters.

Locally, the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the governing board for ten sororities at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The governing board consists of nine elected officers, one from each chapter, as well as nine chapter delegates. The board meets weekly and allows chapters to be more informed of the activities that other sororities are participating in and learn more on how individual chapters, as well as the three other fraternity and sorority councils, can work together to create a more unified Greek community at UCSB. The following chapters are recognized by both UCSB and CPC:

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Phi Sigma Rho


Historically Black & Latino Greek Council (HBLGC):

Advisor: Wendy Cordova

The Historically Black & Latino Greek Council (HBLGC) at UCSB is composed of four nationally recognized Black Greek- letter organizations and three Latino-interest based organizations. These groups hold academic excellence and service to the community as high priorities. The Black Greek letter movement commenced in 1906 on a predominantly white college campus as a means by which cultural interaction and community service could be maintained. These groups continue to have a rich history of profound commitment to providing community service and uplifting the general public welfare.

The following chapters are recognized by both UCSB and HBLGC:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha*
  • Alpha Phi Alpha*
  • Delta Sigma Theta*
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma
  • Zeta Phi Beta*
*Note: UCSB proudly hosts organizations that are affiliated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC):

AdvisorWendy Cordova

The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) at UCSB was started by groups of students that perceived a need for association and support. MGC currently oversees thirteen fraternities and sororities at the UCSB campus. Each group has academic excellence as a main pillar and offers a sense of community; a small family-like atmosphere of friends within the larger university setting. These fraternities and sororities offer opportunities for community service, scholarship, leadership, and friendship. Although all of the fraternities and sororities at UCSB are open to students of any ethnicity, background, or interest, these specifically-focused Greek-lettered organizations highlight, celebrate, and appreciate not only the students of various backgrounds and cultures, but also the culture and traditions contained within the specific focus of the particular fraternity or sorority.

The following chapters are recognized by both UCSB and MGC:

  • alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Chi Delta Theta
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha
  • Lambda Sigma Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Nu
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Zeta
  • Sigma Kappa Chi
  • Sigma Omega Nu
  • Theta Nu Kappa
  • Zeta Phi Rho

Fraternity & Sorority Life at UCSB: Community Structure