Recognized Organizations

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

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.

Learn more about the Interfraternity Council.


National WebsiteLetters (Organization Founding Year)Local Chapter (Chapter Charter Year)Local Chapter WebsitePhilanthropy
Alpha Epsilon PiΑΕΠ (1913) Psi (1936)Stop Soldier Suicide
Beta Theta PiΒθΠ (1839)Alpha Chi (1877)Beta Theta Pi at JHUAlpha Epsilon Pi Foundation
Phi Delta ThetaΦΔθ (1848)Maryland Delta (2009)Maryland Delta
Phi Gamma DeltaFIJI (1848)Beta Nu (1891)Beta MuUSO
Red Cross
Phi Kappa PsiΦΚΨ (1852)Maryland Alpha (1879)Maryland Alpha at JHUBoys and Girls Club of Baltimore
Paul's Place Soup Kitchen
Sigma ChiΣΧ (1855)Kappa Upsilon (2004)Kappa Upsilon
Sigma Phi EpsilonΣΦΕ (1901)Maryland Alpha (1929)Sigma Phi Epsilon at JHU

Intercultural Greek Council (IGC)

The Intercultural Greek Council (IGC) is Hopkins’s governing council for our 10 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 WebsiteOrganization Letters (Founding Year)Local Chapter Designation (Charter Year)Local Chapter WebsitePhilanthropy
alpha Kappa Delta PhiαΚΔΦ (1989)Associate Chapter (1997)Associate ChapterAvon Breast Cancer Crusade
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, IncorporatedΑΦΑ (1906)Sigma Sigma (1991)Sigma SigmaMarch of Dimes
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.ΔΣΘ (1913)Mu Psi (1976)Mu PsiDelta Research and Educational Foundation
Delta Xi PhiΔΞΦ (1994)Lambda (2003)Lambda
Delta Xi Phi Local Site
Delta Xi Phi Facebook Page
American Cancer Society
Kappa Alpha PsiΚΑΨ (1911)Rho Upsilon (2019)Kappa Alpha Psi at JHUThe Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation
Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad Lambda Pi ChiΛΠΧ (1988)Sigma (2004)Sigma ChapterThe National Book Scholarship
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, IncorporatedΣΓΡ (1922) Rho Omega (2009)Rho OmegaOperation Big Book Bag
Hattie McDaniel Breast Cancer Awareness
March for Babies
St. Jude Children's Hospital Campaign
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, IncorporadaΣΙΑ (1990)Beta Zeta (2014)ColonyChildren International
One Heartland
Sigma Omicron PiΣΟΠ (1930)Lambda (2002)Lambda
SOPi Facebook
The Malala Fund

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.

Learn more about the Panhellenic Association.


National WebsiteOrganization Letters (Founding Year)Local Chapter Designation (Charter Year)Local Chapter WebsitePhilanthropy
Alpha PhiΑΦ(1872)Zeta Omicron (1982)Zeta OmicronThe Alpha Phi Foundation
Kappa Alpha ThetaΚΑΘ(1870)Zeta Chi (1997); Reinstalled (2014)Zeta ChiCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Kappa Kappa GammaΚΚΓ(1870)Eta Epsilon (1999)Eta EpsilonReading is Fundemental
Phi MuΦΜ(1852)Gamma Tau (1982)Gamma TauChildren's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH)
Pi Beta PhiΠΒΦ(1867)Maryland Gamma(2010)Maryland GammaRead>Lead>Achieve

*Language adapted from the association or conference website.

Independent Organizations (not affiliated with a council)

  • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Rho Psi Chapter
  • IX Society
  • St. Elmo’s(Delta Phi) Fraternity, Psi Chapter
  • Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity, Theta Delta 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.