Councils & Chapters
One of the most important aspects of joining a fraternity or sorority is the bond of Brotherhood and Sisterhood.
There is a sense of unity and friendship among members of each chapter, as well as a feeling of Greek unity on campus. The recruitment process introduces students to individuals who come together to share common interests and form a cohesive group.
Friendships developed in college will last a lifetime.
Members meet people from different backgrounds, parts of the country, and the world. Greek Life is an experience that one never forgets. Students find that members of the chapter will have similar goals, values, and ideals.
Having these things in common with the organization provides a sense of acceptance and belonging - a home away from home. Brothers and sisters will be there to share the college experience, but will also stay close for years to come.
As governing body of the 21 fraternities on LSU’s campus, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) establishes guidelines for managing the issues and activities of each chapter. Its purpose is to promote unity among individual chapters, foster relations between the Greek community and the University, and see that all rules, policies, and regulations passed by the council are followed by the fraternities.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is composed of nine International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities. LSU has currently has five of the nine NPHC organizations. These dynamic chapters are governed by LSU's chapter of NPHC.
The Panhellenic Council (PHC) is the governing body of 14 sororities on campus and plans the formal recruitment process. Twelve of the fourteen sororities currently participate in fall formal recruitment. Sigma Alpha hosts their own recruitment process and Sigma Lambda Gamma hosts their own intake process.