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Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)


The National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC) is an umbrella council for a coalition of Multicultural Greek-letter organizations (MGLOs) established in 1998. The purpose of NMGC is to provide a forum that allows for the free exchange of ideas, programs, and services between its constituent fraternities and sororities; to promote the awareness of multicultural diversity within collegiate institutions, their surrounding communities, and the greater community-at-large, and to support and promote the works of its member organizations.


Syracuse University is home to 4 MGC Organizations: 

Kappa Phi Lambda



Kappa Phi Lambda's National Website

Gamma Chapter at Syracuse University was founded on November 16, 1997 by five women: Neriza Hufnagel, Lisa Chan, Betty Chen, Lisa Fan, and Jenny Wong. Five diverse women, a sacred bond, a unified dream. The charters were friends first before they wanted to be sisters. It was just a random thought at the time that quickly escalated into a reality when they scouted out various sororities and came upon Kappa Phi Lambda. They planned to bring forth the first Asian Greek organization on SU grounds. They envisioned the establishment of an organization that was going to change the norm, break cultural barriers, and most of all, make a difference. It was their loyalty and respect for one another that gave them the extra incentive to achieve their goals. With their strength, they built a legacy that will continue to strive for the better, help the community and make a difference in the lives of others. 

Lambda Phi Epsilon



Lambda Phi Epsilon's National Website

Lambda Phi Epsilon was founded on February 25, 1981, by principal founder Master Craig Ishigo and a group of eighteen other dedicated men on the campus of the University of California of Los Angeles. Noting that Asian fraternities and sororities at the UC campuses were recognized only as service organizations due to their memberships focus on specific Asian groups and to the exclusion of other ethnic groups, the goal of the founders was to transcend this limitation. The founders hoped to set new and higher standards of excellence for all Asian-interest organizations to follow, while feeling a need to offer a fraternity that would be recognized by the IFC and the Greek system.

While the original charter focused on Asian Pacific Americans, people from all ethnic backgrounds were welcome to join and support the brotherhood of Lambda Phi Epsilon. Their vision was that the members would eventually become the leaders of their respective communities and bridge the gaps that divided the Asian American community through an affiliation with a common organization. Master Craig Ishigo and Darryl L. Mu signed the charter as president and vice president, respectively. Unknowingly, their efforts had set the stage for the emergence of the largest organization of its kind.

To this very day, Lambda Phi Epsilon exists as the only international Asian American interest fraternity to be recognized by both the North-American Interfraternity Conference and the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association.

Sigma Beta Rho



Sigma Beta Rho's National Website

Sigma Beta Rho is a multicultural fraternity based upon the pillars of society, brotherhood, and remembrance. We were founded on August 16, 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania and we were established as a colony at the Syracuse University in the Spring of 2006. 

Sigma Psi Zeta



Sigma Psi Zeta's National Website

Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. is a progressive, multicultural Greek Organization that provides a means to success and support for women, particularly women of color. The sorority builds on the unity of strong and independent leaders to affect change in our organization, our campuses, and our local communities. Sigma Psi Zeta is an official partner of It's On Us, the White House Initiative to end sexual assault on college campuses.

We aim to be a community of pioneers and innovators offering opportunities for women to develop professional and interpersonal skills in service of education, cultural awareness, and our national philanthropy.