Our community at Hopkins is comprised of twenty-seven fraternal organizations. This includes eight North American Interfraternity Conference fraternities, five Panhellenic Association sororities, five historically African American organizations, six multicultural organizations, one local organization and two co-educational professional organization. We invite full-time students in good academic standing to learn more about the recruitment process.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference, Inc. (NIC) is the trade association representing 69 international and national men’s fraternities. The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience, advancement and growth of the fraternity community, and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions.*
The local governing NIC council at Hopkins is called the Interfraternity Council (IFC). Currently, eight inter/national social fraternities make up the IFC. An executive board together with delegates from each of the recognized NIC organizations sit on this council.
|National Website||Letters (Organization Founding Year)||Local Chapter (Chapter Charter Year)||Local Chapter Website||Philanthropy|
|Alpha Epsilon Pi||ΑΕΠ (1913)||Psi (1936)||Psi||Stop Soldier Suicide|
|Beta Theta Pi||ΒθΠ (1839)||Alpha Chi (1877)||Beta Theta Pi||Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation|
|Phi Delta Theta||ΦΔθ (1848)||Maryland Delta (2009)||Maryland Delta|
|Phi Gamma Delta||FIJI (1848)||Beta Nu (1891)||Beta Mu||USO |
|Phi Kappa Psi||ΦΚΨ (1852)||Maryland Alpha (1879)||Maryland Alpha||Boys and Girls Club of Baltimore |
Paul's Place Soup Kitchen
|Sigma Chi||ΣΧ (1855)||Kappa Upsilon (2004)||Kappa Upsilon|
|Sigma Phi Epsilon||ΣΦΕ (1901)||Maryland Alpha (1929)||Maryland Alpha|
Intercultural Greek Council (IGC)
The Intercultural Greek Council (IGC) is Hopkins’s governing council for our nine historically culturally-based fraternities and sororities. These organizations are represented nationally by several governing organizations including the National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), the National Association for Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), the National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC), and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). The IGC supports the development of brotherhood, sisterhood, leadership, community service, and philanthropy. It also helps to maintain council membership guidelines to ensure the educational and individual success of its member organizations. An executive board together with delegates from each of the chapters sit on this council.
Panhellenic Association at Johns Hopkins (PAJH)
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) provides support and guidance for 26 inter/national sororities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. Founded in 1902, NPC is one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations representing more than four million women at 655 college/university campuses and 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, NPC-affiliated collegians and alumnae donate more than $5 million to worthy causes, provide $2.8 million in scholarships to women, and volunteer 500,000 hours in their communities.*
The governing NPC council at Hopkins is called the Panhellenic Association at Johns Hopkins (PAJH). There are five inter/national social sororities on campus. Finally, as with the other two councils, an executive board together with delegates from each of the chapters sit on the council.
|National Website||Organization Letters (Founding Year)||Local Chapter Designation (Charter Year)||Local Chapter Website||Philanthropy|
|Alpha Phi||ΑΦ(1872)||Zeta Omicron (1982)||Zeta Omicron||The Alpha Phi Foundation|
|Kappa Alpha Theta||ΚΑΘ(1870)||Zeta Chi (1997); Reinstalled (2014)||Zeta Chi||Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)|
|Kappa Kappa Gamma||ΚΚΓ(1870)||Eta Epsilon (1999)||Eta Epsilon||Reading is Fundemental|
|Phi Mu||ΦΜ(1852)||Gamma Tau (1982)||Gamma Tau||Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH)|
|Pi Beta Phi||ΠΒΦ(1867)||Maryland Gamma(2010)||Maryland Gamma||Read>Lead>Achieve|
*Language adapted from the association or conference website.
Independent Organizations (not affiliated with a council)
St. Elmo’s(Delta Phi) Fraternity, Psi Chapter
Suspended, Unrecognized or “Local” Organizations
Information on suspended, unrecognized, or “local” organizations at Johns Hopkins University can be found in the Chapter Conduct and Disciplinary Status section.