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The GVSU Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is currently home to four Greek Letter Organizations. They are:
The Multicultural Greek Council is the governing body for all nationally based fraternities and sororities which do not hold membership in the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), and Black Greek Council (BGC). Our membership is open to national fraternities who hold membership in: NALFO, NAPA, NMGC, PFA or another comparable governing board as determined by the MGC.
The Council serves as the governing body of those organizations whose purpose is to promote leadership, community service, social activities, co-sponsor educational and cultural programs, and promote cultural awareness through various involvement in the Grand Valley and Greater Grand Rapids communities.
Founded Nationally: December 5, 1998 University of Georgia: Athens; Athens, Georgia
Founded at Grand Valley: April 11, 2009
Virtues: Loyalty, Honesty, Respect, Dedication, Integrity, Discipline, and Academic Excellence
Phi Iota Alpha (ΦΙΑ), established on December 26, 1931, is the oldest Latino Fraternity in existence and works to motivate people, develop leaders, and create innovative ways to unite the Latino community. The organization has roots that stem back to the late 19th century to the first Latin American fraternity, and the first Latin American student organization in the United States. The brotherhood is composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional men committed towards the empowerment of the Latin American community by providing intensive social and cultural programs and activities geared towards the appreciation, promotion, and preservation of Latin American culture. Membership in Phi Iota Alpha is open to all men regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin who challenge themselves to develop a strong network for the advancement of Latino people.
Founded April 4th, 1986 at the University of Iowa, the primary purpose of ΣΛΒ is to promote Latino/Hispanic culture as well as standards of excellence in morality, ethics, and education. The four key principles that serve as pillars to this purpose are Brotherhood, Scholarship, Community Service, and Cultural Awareness. With over 150 entities, Sigma Lambda Beta has the largest combined network of undergraduate chapters, colonies, alumni associations/networks of any historically Latino intercollegiate fraternity.
Sigma Lambda Gamma is a national sorority founded April 9th, 1990 at the University of Iowa. We are a Latina-based sorority with Multicultural membership and we have grown to be a widely respected sorority, founded on five principles: Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Morals & Ethics, and Social Interaction. Our national philanthropies consist of the TRIO programs and Breast Cancer Awareness. Nationally, we stress the importance of morals, ethics, and education as part of our daily lives. We dedicate ourselves in the empowerment of Latina women and women of all cultures. The nationalities in our sisterhood reflect over 109 countries of origin. We strive in educating the community about the many cultures we live with and on the importance in knowing about these different cultures.