Welcome to the Greek Life section at McNeese State University. We are excited you are here and look forward to sharing all the great things Greek Life has to offer. Since their inception in 1952 McNeese Greeks have been the cornerstone of student involvement, leadership development, and campus traditions, and this continues today (Taylor, 1989). Currently we have a total of fifteen Greek-letter social organizations comprised of seven groups in the National Pan-Hellenic Council, five groups in the Interfraternity Council, and three groups in the National Panhellenic Conference. McNeese Greek students represent over 500 members of the student community, totaling just over 8% of undergraduate enrollment. All fraternities and sororities are members of the Greek Unity Board. Greeks hold all levels of campus leadership positions, serve on numerous campus committees, and represent McNeese at local, state, and national conventions. If you are interested in learning more about how to become involved with Greek life at McNeese please stop by the Student Union & Activities Office in the New Ranch, call (337) 475-5609, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every woman joining a National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sorority at McNeese State University becomes a member of the Panhellenic Association. The Panhellenic Association is the largest Greek governing body at McNeese. Within the Panhellenic Association is the Panhellenic Council, composed of two representatives from each member sorority on campus. This council makes decisions on various issues regarding our three NPC chapters, organizes all-sorority women programming on campus, and serves as the leadership body for our NPC sororities.
Members of the McNeese Panhellenic Association
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at McNeese State University is currently composed of seven of the nine International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities. The 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. Each of the nine NPHC organizations evolved during a period when African Americans were being denied essential rights and privileges afforded others. Racial isolation on predominantly white campuses and social barriers of class on all campuses created a need for African Americans to align themselves with other individuals sharing common goals and ideals.
Members of the NPHC at McNeese State University
- 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.
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at McNeese is currently made of up five fraternities. The IFC is the central governing body for these fraternities at McNeese and serves as the mechanism through which the men regulate themselves. The IFC deals with a multitude of issues ranging from recruitment to campus involvement to service projects and philanthropy. They also serve as the judicial arm of fraternities.