For more information please contact the Multicultural Greek Council Student Liaison, Raquel Mendez
MGC Organizations Currently Recognized at URI
This body is formed to provide governance and support of Multicultural Greek-letter organizations, which addresses a unique need at the university. Their purpose of service, academic excellence, cultural awareness, and community obligation add to the commitment and mission of the university. Therefore, the responsibility of the Multicultural Greek-letter organizations is to cooperate with one another, the university student body, and the university administration in furthering the promotion of intellectual, social, and moral development of the Multicultural Greek Council as well as the general community.
Purpose and Mission
The purpose and mission of the MGC (stated on the agenda and subject to change) is to continue the legacy and vision of the National Panhellenic Council and Latino Greek Organizations on URI’s campus by establishing a Multicultural Greek Council, identifying underrepresented/minority URI undergraduates and maintaining our voice as non-hazing and uplifting Greek organizations.
History of National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC)
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is a coalition of the nine (9) largest historically African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, currently representing over 1.5 million members internationally. The organization boasts a diverse membership comprised of students, celebrities, corporate, political and community leaders. Its affiliate membership includes Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
The NPHC was organized on May 10, 1930 on the campus of Howard University. For over seventy-five (75) years, members of the constituent Greek-letter organizations of NPHC have convened to discuss and address issues of mutual concern. The collective social and economic power of the NPHC has been a major source of change for the African American community in America since its inception.
History of National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO)
NALFO (National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations) is an umbrella council for Latino Greek Letter Organizations. Mission Statement: The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino Fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.
Established in 1998, NALFO has 21 member organizations from across the United States.
We meet bi-annually for a Convention and to conduct Business Meetings.