Multicultural Greek Council
The Office of Greek Life is proud to introduce our newest council, Multicultural Greek Council, MGC! We are extremely excited to see how these wonderful individuals shape our community in the coming months and years!
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) strives to create and maintain an all-inclusive and culturally diverse environment, by fostering cultural awareness and upholding fraternal and sororal values. The MGC was formed in order meet the individual and collective needs of its member sororities and fraternities by promoting unity and coordinating programs, while cultivating the values of service leadership, bother/sisterhood, and scholarship. Additionally, MGC aims to launch a more diverse, cooperative existence between fraternities and sororities, and voice their concerns while maintaining good faith with the University.
Members of MGC include the Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc., Mizzou Colony of Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Inc., Mu Colony of Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc., and the Zeta Xi Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., and associate member the Delta Delta Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
Some key differences that set Multicultural Greeks apart:
- Underground processes
- Stepping, Strolling, Saluting, and Chanting
- Probates and/or New Member Presentations
- Smaller membership numbers
- Many do not have fraternity/sorority houses
- MGC Fraternities and Sororities encompass people of all races, ethnicities, sexualities, gender expression, and age
- Primarily founded to serve people of ethnic backgrounds (Latin(x), African American’s, Pacific Island
MGC History at Mizzou
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) was started in 2006 with the help and supervision of the Multicultural Center coordinator, Pablo Mendoza. Vimbai Madzura and Rebecca Villarreal (Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated) lead the efforts of bringing a council to represent culturally based Greek organizations at the University of Missouri. Felicia Hollis (Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated) took over the task of leading the efforts to get MGC established on campus, with the help of Jamie Kanki (Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Incorporated). Having a council was an important step for these organizations because it brought voice, security, and visibility to these smaller organizations on campus. In the Fall semester of 2011, the Multicultural Greek council was disbanded due to the decrease in full member organizations.
The Multicultural Greek Council was restarted in Fall of 2015 with the help and supervision of the Multicultural Center coordinator, Stephanie Hernandez. Jennifer Ware (Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Incorporated) worked to bring the council back to the University of Missouri with the help of Alpha Phi Gamma alumnae, Jacqueline Thai (Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated), and Chuan Li (Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Incorporated). The culturally based Greek organizations were once again in need of a greater voice on campus, visibility to more students, and the many other reasons MGC was first established.
The full member organizations after MGC was official again were Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated, and Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Incorporated with Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated as an associate member. Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated became a full member at the end of the Spring semester of 2016.