Establishing the Denison fraternity and sorority community as a model of excellence through individuals, chapters, and councils that perpetually strive for congruence in word and deed with the prescribed and shared principles of fraternity.
Denison seeks to promote and further individuals, chapters, and councils that demonstrate the values to which they pledged.
What is Fraternity/Sorority Life?
"Fraternity/Sorority Life is typically a commonly used term to describe the community of fraternities and sororities on a college campus. Sororities represent female members of the Greek community and Fraternities refer to male organizations. Fraternity/Sorority Life as a whole involves the furthering of principles such as sisterhood/brotherhood, service, scholarship, and leadership. Members of the Fraternity/Sorority Life community are exposed to a support network that provides them with life skills, social experiences, and the opportunity for growth in their college careers. Each sororitiy and fraternity on campus represents an individual chapter of a larger national organization, and brings these national ideals to campus. Every chapter is unique in the values they hold most dear and the individuals they encompass.
Within the Greek community, chapters are broken down into different councils. These councils represent a collection of like-minded chapters that seek to aid each other in creating a sense of unity among the Greek community. Denison is home to four different councils, including the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
Denison's Greek Governing Councils & Chapters
The fraternity and sorority community operates in a self-governance model, led by four governing councils. The councils exist to govern and program for the fraternity/sorority organizations and their members. The goal of the councils is development, structure, continued improvement, and enhancement for approximately 700 affiliated students on campus. The official councils and chapters at Denison University are listed below.
Governing council for historically Black/African-American Greek-lettered organizations overseen by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Includes:
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Governing council for the inter/nationally affiliated women's organizations overseen by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Includes:
- Delta Delta Delta
- Delta Gamma
- Kappa Alpha Theta
- Kappa Kappa Gamma
- Pi Beta Phi
Governing council for the inter/national affiliate men's organizations overseen by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) in addition to men's organizations at Denison unaffiliated with an inter/national governing body. Includes:
- Beta Theta Pi
- Delta Chi
- Lambda Chi Alpha
- Phi Delta Theta
- Sigma Phi Epsilon
New governing council beginning in the 2011-12 academic year for our culturally-based/multicultural Greek-lettered organizations at Denison University. Includes:
- Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.