Recognized Organizations

Our community at Hopkins is comprised of over twenty-five fraternal organizations. This includes six North American Interfraternity Conference fraternities, five Panhellenic Association sororities, five historically African American organizations, two Latina sororities, two Asian Interests sororities, one multicultural sorority, one local society, one independent fraternity, and two co-educational organizations. 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, six 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)Alpha Epsilon PiStop Soldier Suicide
Beta Theta PiΒθΠ (1839)Alpha Chi (1877)Beta Theta PiAlpha Epsilon Pi Foundation
Phi Delta ThetaΦΔθ (1848)Maryland Delta (2009)Phi Delta Theta, Maryland Delta
Phi Gamma DeltaFIJI (1848)Beta Mu (1891)Phi Gamma Delta , Beta MuUSO
Red Cross
Phi Kappa PsiΦΚΨ (1852)Maryland Alpha (1879) Phi Kappa Psi, Maryland AlphaBoys and Girls Club of Baltimore
Paul's Place Soup Kitchen
Delta PhiΔΦ (1826)Xi ChapterN/AN/A

Intercultural Greek Council (IGC)

The Intercultural Greek Council (IGC) is Hopkins’s governing council for our 10 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 Alpha Sorority, Inc.ΑΚΑ (1908)Xi Tau Chapter (1976)Alpha Kappa AlphaThe Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Foundation
alpha Kappa Delta PhiαΚΔΦ (1989)Associate Chapter (1997)Associate ChapterAvon Breast Cancer Crusade
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, IncorporatedΑΦΑ (1906)Sigma Sigma (1991)Alpha Phi Alpha, Sigma Sigma ChapterMarch of Dimes
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.ΔΣΘ (1913)Mu Psi (1976)Delta Sigma Theta, Mu Psi ChapterDelta Research and Educational Foundation
Delta Xi PhiΔΞΦ (1994)Lambda (2003)Delta Xi Phi
Delta Xi Phi Facebook Page
American Cancer Society
Kappa Alpha PsiΚΑΨ (1911)Rho Upsilon (2019)Kappa Alpha Psi The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation
Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad Lambda Pi ChiΛΠΧ (1988)Sigma (2004)Latinas Promoviendo Cumunidad, Sigma ChapterThe National Book Scholarship
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, IncorporatedΣΓΡ (1922)Rho Omega (2009) Sigma Gamma Rho, Rho Omega ChapterOperation 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)Hermanadad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Beta Zeta ChapterChildren International
One Heartland
Sigma Omicron PiΣΟΠ (1930)Lambda (2002)Sigma Omicron Pi, Lambda Chapter
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.


Local WebsiteOrganization Letters (Founding Year)Local Chapter Designation (Charter Year)Local Chapter WebsitePhilanthropy
Alpha PhiΑΦ(1872)Johns HopkinsAlpha PhiThe Alpha Phi Foundation
Kappa Alpha ThetaΚΑΘ(1870)Xi Chapter Kappa Alpha ThetaCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Kappa Kappa GammaΚΚΓ(1870)Theta Delta Kappa Kappa GammaReading is Fundamental
Phi MuΦΜ(1852)Rho PsiPhi MuChildren'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)

Organization Letters (Founding Year)Local Chapter Designation (Charter Year)Local Chapter Website
IX Society (2009)Johns HopkinsIX Society
ΑΦΩ (1925)Kappa MuAlpha Phi Omega
ΘΤ Engineering Fraternity(1904)Theta Delta Theta Tau
ΑΚΨ(1904)Rho PsiAlpha Kappa Psi

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.