The University of Southern California recognizes the following fraternities and sororities.

If an organization is not listed, that organization is not recognized by USC.

A full listing of chapter judicial status can her found here.

USC recognizes fraternities and sororities as those organizations that:

  • Allow single gender status for fraternities and sororities as protected under Title IX;
  • Ensure the presence of an inter/national organization for which the collegiate organization (local chapter) is legally recognized and insured;
  • Are governed under national branches and local structures of Panhellenic Council, Inter-fraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Asian Greek Council; and
  • Can provide incorporation status – federal or state – at the national or local level.
  • View the official memo: Campus Activities-FSLD-MEMO

    Read how Campus Activities place RSO's into 4 main offices of oversight.

    Asian Greek Council

    The Asian Greek Council (AGC) has two historically Asian sororities. Their recruitment begins during the first week of classes. The AGC chapters participate though the Southern California Asian Greek Council and form a network from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

    AGC chapters do extensive service projects focused in the Asian community, hold social events, and provide leadership opportunities and brotherhood and sisterhood for their members.

    If you would like additional information about Asian Greek Council organizations, please contact uscfsld@usc.edu.

    Recognized Chapters

    Multicultural Greek Council

    Council President: uscmgcpresident@gmail.com

    Council Website: uscmgc.com

    The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is composed of 13 diverse organizations — six fraternities and seven sororities. Founded in 1997, during the emergence of a colorful multiculturalist movement within the Greek community. Our organizations are diverse in membership, philanthropic focus, and cultural expression. However, we come together as a council to develop ourselves professionally, academically, and socially.

    MGC is also dedicated to serving the surrounding community through cultural enrichment and civic engagement. Our organizations focus on the improvement of different areas of philanthropy, including education, homelessness, domestic violence, cancer research, and much more. We are also dedicated to brotherhood and sisterhood, community service, scholarship, and campus involvement. The Multicultural Greek Council is also home for organizations that represent their tradition and history through showcased performances such as stepping, strolling, and saluting.

    If you would like additional information about the Multicultural Greek Council organizations, please contact the MGC President at uscmgcpresident@gmail.com.

    USC Interfraternity Council

    The USC Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the coordinating and governing board for North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) fraternities that are affiliated with the university. The purpose of USC IFC is to govern member fraternities to promote intellectual, philanthropic, fraternal, and social values and enhance the member experience through partnerships with and between these fraternities, their respective national headquarters, alumni, campus partners, the surrounding community, and USC.

    Fall 2022 Recruitment Dates (for USC students who are eligible to participate):
    Registration Open Now
    Registration Close: 8/17/22
    Recruitment Dates: 8/18/22 – 8/21/22
    Registration Link: https://websites.usc.edu/sa/greeklife

    Instructions to register:
    - Follow the link above to verify eligibility
    - Once eligibility is confirmed, a confirmation message with registration details will show
    - Select the hyperlink for "Interfraternity Council" to be redirected to the registration page

    Unaffiliated Organizations
    A number of former USC fraternities have chosen to disassociate with the institution. These organizations have elected to forgo support resources and other benefits provided to recognized student groups. We STRONGLY DISCOURAGE students from affiliating with these organizations.

    National Pan-Hellenic Council

    Council Website: https://greeklife.usc.edu/nphc/

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is composed of nine (9) sororities and fraternities, either of which are active at USC:  Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc..

    NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

    On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization. The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 was “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations. NPHC organizations also host Graduate Chapters, which host large networks of alumni as well as joining opportunities for graduate students.

    If you would like additional information about National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations, email USCFSLD@usc.edu.

    Panhellenic Council

    Council President:  uscphcpresident@gmail.com

    Council Website: www.uscpanhellenic.com

    Spring Recruitment Dates
    Registration Open: October 1, 2021
    Registration Close: December 22, 2021
    Recruitment Dates: January 6-9 & 14-16, 2022
    Registration Link: https://websites.usc.edu/sa/greeklife

    Instructions to register:

    - Follow the link above to verify eligibility
    - Once eligibility is confirmed, a confirmation message with registration details will show
    - Select the hyperlink for "Panhellenic Council" to be redirected to the registration page

    The Panhellenic Council (PHC) represents the nine (9) chapters of the National Panhellenic Conference that are chartered at the University of Southern California and one associated member chapter.

    Panhellenic is the unifying, governing, and coordinating body of the sorority community. As the communication link between the sororities, campus organizations, and community leaders, Panhellenic serves a multitude of purposes.

    The Panhellenic Council coordinates and hosts a wide variety of programs for members and the community ranging from community service, networking opportunities, wellness workshops, intramural sports, and educational programs. Panhellenic Council coordinates the Panhellenic formal recruitment process, which occurs during the fall semester.

    Through programming, the Panhellenic Council seeks to provide personal enrichment and knowledge to all greek members. Panhellenic’s influence is a crucial part of the sorority experience – one that promotes a stronger Greek community.

    Learn more about the National Panhellenic Conference, the governing body for 26 national sororities by visiting their website or watching this video.

    Fraternity/Sorority Honor Societies

    There are two opportunities for members of fraternities and sororities to enhance their membership experience by participating in Fraternity & Sorority Honor Societies.