Recognized Organizations

Members from organizations across all three councils standing outside Gilman Hall.

Our community at Hopkins is comprised of twenty-two social fraternal organizations. This includes eight North American Interfraternity Conference fraternities, five Panhellenic Association sororities, eight multicultural organizations, and one local 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, nine 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.

Learn more about the Interfraternity Council.


National Website Letters (Organization Founding Year) Local Chapter (Chapter Charter Year) Local Chapter Website Philanthropy
Alpha Delta Phi ΑΔΦ (1832) Johns Hopkins Chapter (1889) Johns Hopkins Chapter
Alpha Epsilon Pi ΑΕΠ (1913) Psi (1936) Psi
Beta Theta Pi ΒθΠ (1839) Alpha Chi (1877) Alpha Chi
Phi Delta Theta ΦΔθ (1848) Maryland Delta (2009) Maryland Delta
Phi Gamma Delta FIJI (1848) Beta Nu (1891) Beta Mu
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 Multicultural Greek Council (IGC) is Hopkins’s governing council for our eight 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.

Learn more about the Intercultural Greek Council.


National Website Organization Letters (Founding Year) Local Chapter Designation (Charter Year) Local Chapter Website Philanthropy
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ΑΚΑ (1908) Xi Tau City Wide Chapter (1976) Xi Tau The Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Foundation
alpha Kappa Delta Phi αΚΔΦ (1989) Associate Chapter (1997) Associate Chapter Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated ΑΦΑ (1906) Sigma Sigma (1991) Sigma Sigma March of Dimes
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. ΔΣΘ (1913) Mu Psi (1976) Mu Psi
Delta Xi Phi ΔΞΦ (1994) Lambda (2003) Lambda
Delta Xi Phi Local Site
Delta Xi Phi Facebook Page
American Cancer Society
Phi Iota Alpha ΦΙΑ (1931) Colony (2012) Colony
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated ΣΓΡ (1922) Rho Omega (2009) Rho Omega Operation Big Book Bag
Hattie McDaniel Breast Cancer Awareness
March for Babies
St. Jude Children's Hospital Campaign
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporada ΣΙΑ (1991) Colony (2014) Colony Children International
One Heartland
Sigma Omicron Pi ΣΟΠ (1930) Lambda (2002) Lambda
SOPi Facebook
The Malala Fund

Panhellenic Association (PHA)

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. 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.

Learn more about the Panhellenic Association.


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.

Local Organization(s)

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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.