Culturally Based Greek Organizations

Current Events & News:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Formal Rush will occur on September 30, 2023 at 2:00pm in MU 308 
All Materials MUST be received by September 28, 2023 to Attend 
See Below for details about applicant information & materials needed
Alpha Kappa Alpha RUSH Information Fall 2023

The Theta Epsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has welcomed 3 University of Rhode Island students to their state-wide chapter. Click here to learn more about Rhode Island’s Chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


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.

Learn more about NPHC Organizations at

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. NALFO meets bi-annually for a Convention and to conduct Business Meetings.

Learn more about NALFO Organizations at

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) at URI

The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) was the governing body of culturally based Greek Organizations at the University of Rhode Island.  The purpose and mission of the MGC at URI is to continue the legacy and vision of the National Pan-Hellenic 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. The MGC Council has been dormant since 2012 due to inactivity of member organizations on campus. When more chapters are re-activated at URI, the MGC will be able to be activated again.


Culturally Based Greek Organization Status

The following organizations have previously been or are active and recognized at the University of Rhode Island.
OrganizationChapter DesignationGoverning CouncilActive Chapter or Actively Pursing Activation?Seeking Prospective Members?Contact for More Info
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Pi Theta NPHC Active - Current URI Students are MembersYes Roxann Johnson-Nance
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.Alpha GammaNPHCActive - No Current URI Students are MembersYesBernardo Barbosa
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lambda Iota NPHCActive - No Current URI Students are Members YesRegina Clement
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, IncTheta EpsilonNPHCActive - Current URI Students are MembersYesBrian Punter
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin SororityAlpha Iota NALFODormant - Chapter is not currently operatingn/aRegion 1 Expansion
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, IncMuNALFODormant - Chapter is not currently operatingn/aJesus Martinez
Sigma Lambda Upsilon Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.XiNALFODormant - Chapter is not currently operatingn/aExpansion Interest Form

To get more involved with Multicultural or Culturally Based Clubs & Student Organizations at URI, check out the Multicultural Student Services Center