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United Sorority & Fraternity Council

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USFC About the United Sorority & Fraternity Council
The United Fraternity and Sorority Council (USFC) is the governing body for the cultural-based sororities and cultural-based fraternities. USFC chapter pride themselves on diversity, unity, and a commitment to academic achievement, political awareness and service.

Culturally relevant fraternities and sororities – Asian American, Pacific Islander, Latina/o/x, and Multicultural interest – provide members a co-curricular experience that is centered in heritage, personal identity development, and cultural appreciation. Each culturally relevant fraternity and sorority has a specific cultural basis, which is the defining quality of the United Sorority & Fraternity Council. However, none of the culturally relevant organizations are culturally exclusive. All of the greek-letter fraternities and sororities that are part of the USFC have diverse membership.

These fraternities and sororities contribute to students’ sense of community by empowering them to participate in activities and program designed for self-discovery, leadership development, mentorship, and scholastic achievement. 

USFC Chapters

Chi Delta Theta Sorority

Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc.

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

Phi Lambda Rho Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Alpha Zeta Sorority

Sigma Kappa Chi Sorority

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc

Sigma Omega Nu Sorority Latina Interest Sorority, Inc.                                                                                                              


Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity

Sigma Delta Alpha Fraternity

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

Theta Nu Kappa Fraternity, Inc.
Zeta Phi Rho Fraternity           



Recognized Chapter Information by Cultural Affinity Groups

Asian American Pacific Islander Interest

Chi Delta Theta 

Chi Delta Theta (ΧΔΘ)
Founded at UC Santa Barbara in 1989
Colors: Pink and Silver
Symbol: Fan
Philanthropy: The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
UCSB Chi Delta Theta:
National Website:
Chapter Facebook:
Chapter IG: @ucsbchidelts
Recruitment Chair Contact: Tracy Kong

Sigma Kappa Chi
Sigma Kappa Chi Sorority
Founded at UC Santa Barbara in 1993
Colors: Forest Green and Burgandy
Symbol: Sun
Philanthropy:DSASBC (Down Syndrome Association of Santa Barbara County)
National Website
Chapter Facebook
IG: @sigmakappachi
Recruitment Chair Contact: Yehna Kim

Pi Alpha Phi  

Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc. (ΠΑΦ)
Founded at UC Berkeley in 1929
Colors: Blue and Gold
Symbol: Brotherhood Links
Philanthropy: Jade Ribbon Campaign
National Website:

Latina/o/x Interest
Gamma Zeta Alpha 

Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΓΖΑ)
Founded at California State University, Chico in 1987
Colors: Silver, Black and White
Symbol: The Iguana
Philanthropy: California Academic Decathlon, Day of Service, GANAS Scholarship and Youth Conference
National Website:
Chapter Facebook:
Recruitment Chair Contact: Harry Mkrtchyan

Lambda Theta Alpha Crest
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (ΛΘΑ)
Founded at Kean University in 1975
Colors: Burgundy and Grey
Symbols: La Perla (pearl), La Dama (lady), La Concha (shell), La Luna (moon), y La Palma (palm tree)
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
National Website:
Chapter Website:
Chapter Facebook:
Recruitment Chair Contact: Nathalie Politron

Lambda Theta Nu 

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. (ΛΘΝ)
Founded at California State University, Chico in 1986
Colors: Silver, Burgundy and White
Symbol: Silver Rose
Philanthropy: Tijeras
National Website:
Chapter Facebook:
Recruitment Chair Contact: Griselda Vargas

Phi Iota Alpha

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΦΙΑ)
Founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1931
Colors: Gold, Navy Blue, Red, White
Symbol: Lion
Philanthropy: UNICEF
National Website:
Recruitment Chair Contact: Alexis Teodoro

Phi Lambda Rho
Phi Lambda Rho Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Cal State University, Stanislaus in 1993
Colors: Brown, Ivory, and Forest Green
Symbol: An Ivory Rose
Philanthropy:  Manos Ayudando Manitas
National Website:
Chapter Facebook:
Chapter Instagram: @ucsbrhosas
Recruitment Chair Contact: Vanessa Garcia

Sigma Delta Alpha
Sigma Delta Alpha Fraternity
Founded at San Jose University in 1992
Colors: Forest Green, White, and Maroon
Philanthropy: Men's Health
National Website:
Chapter Facebook:

Sigma Lambda Beta

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity (ΣΛΒ)
Founded at the University of Iowa in 1986
Colors: Royal Purple and Pure White
Symbols: White Stallion Mustang and Skeleton Key
Philanthropy: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, CPR Awareness Day, Latino Vote USA
National Website:
Recruitment Chair Contact: Jessie Pantoja

Sigma Omega Nu
Sigma Omega Nu Latina Interest Sorority, Inc.

Founded at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1996
Colors: Black, Burgundy and Gold
Symbol: The Sun
Philanthropy: Isla Vista Youth Projects Inc.
UCSB Sigma Omega Nu:
National Website:
Chapter Recruitment Contact: Kaila Rosales

Multicultural Interest

Lambda Sigma Gamma 

Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Incorporated (ΛΣΓ)
Founded at California State University, Sacramento in 1986
Colors: Green, White and Red
Philanthropy: California Head Start Program
National Website:
Chapter Facebook:
Chapter Facebook Recruitment Page:
Recruitment Chair Contact: Ailyn Gonzalez

Sigma Alpha Zeta 

Sigma Alpha Zeta Sorority Inc.
Founded at California State University, Fresno in 1992
Colors: Hunter Green, Navy Blue, and White
Symbol: Diamond & Dolphin
Philanthropy: Love Shouldn’t Hurt (Domestic Violence Awareness)
UCSB Sigma Alpha Zeta:
Chapter Facebook Recruitment Page: 
Recruitment Chair Contact: Carmen Garcia
Sigma Lambda Gamma

 Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.  (ΣΛΓ)
Founded at the University of Iowa in 1990
Colors: Shocking Pink and Majestic Purple
Symbol: Purple Panther
Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness, TRiO Programs
National Website:
Chapter Facebook:
Recruitment Chair Contact: Michelle Vega & Giselle Martinez

Theta Nu Kappa

 Theta Nu Kappa Multicultural and Academic Fraternity
Founded at UC Santa Barbara in 2007
Colors: Kelly Green and Heather Gray
Symbol: The Wise and Noble Owl
Philanthropy: Mental Health Awareness
UCSB Theta Nu Kappa:
Chapter Facebook
Recruitment Chair Contact: Junior Olivieri

How to get involved & join?
Similarly to the National Pan-Hellenic Council, recognized chapters within the United Sorority & Fraternity Council each member organization conducts their recruitment & marketing, membership selection, intake and initiation as an individual process. Generally, each group will maintain a quarterly schedule of recruitment events, which are often publicized on their websites and social media.

Joining a culturally relevant sorority and fraternity, generally starts mid-way through the academic year (winter or spring quarter). Typical a person interested in membership will attend an interest or information meeting followed by membership education and orientation. The membership process culminates with initiation as known as "crossing."

Membership requirements will vary based on organization, please contact each organization for membership requirements.

USFC chapters embrace a lifetime commitment philosophy and aim to assure the continuance of academic achievement, political awareness, and community service.

Tips for recruitment

  • Attend chapter programs and events
  • Attend an Interest Meeting or Informational for that chapter.
  • Get to know the members of the organization.
  • Research information on the internet about the group you are interested in.
Show your own involvement on campus (i.e. get involved in clubs, community service, etc.)