Tougaloo College enjoys a rich and exciting history with Greek Life. The Pan Hellenic Council coordinates activities among its member organizations and promotes unity and cooperation among the recognized Greek-letter organizations, individually as well as collectively. The Pan Hellenic Council is composed of active representatives of all approved national Greek-letter fraternities and sororities:
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. was founded December 4, 1906, at Cornell University on the principles of scholarship, manly deeds, and love for all mankind. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.
The Gamma Upsilon Chapter at Tougaloo was established February 27, 1949.
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC. was founded January 15, 1908, at Howard University with a. mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.” The Gamma Omicron Chapter at Tougaloo was established April 23, 1949.
KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC. was founded at the University of Indiana on January 5, 1911, with principles of uniting college men of culture in a band of brotherhood. The fraternity proudly boasts of members who epitomize the very essence of Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor. The Founders were God-fearing, and serious-minded young men who possessed the imagination, ambition, courage, and determination to defy custom in pursuit of a college education and careers. The Gamma Rho Chapter at Tougaloo was established April 16, 1949.
OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. was founded at Howard University on November 17, 1911, with the ideals of scholarship, perseverance, manhood and uplifting of humankind in their hearts and the hearts of others. Omega Psi Phi is a unique group of men who encourage high standards, community service, and assist in the building of character and leadership development among men. Members of Omega share a common foundation comradeship that last a lifetime. The Rho Epsilon Chapter at Tougaloo was established March 31, 1948.
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. was founded at Howard University on January 13, 1913, as a public service sorority promoting academic excellence and providing assistance. It is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Program Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. The Gamma Psi Chapter was established February 16, 1948.
PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC. was founded at Howard University on January 9, 1914, with the principles of brotherhood, scholarship, and service. The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma are the Fraternity’s most valuable resource and strength. They are the primary means by which the Phi Beta Sigma objectives will be achieved. In order to accomplish the Fraternity’s objectives, it is essential that systems are instituted that effectively embody “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity”. The Beta Rho Chapter was established May 18, 1948.
ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC. was founded at Howard University on January 16, 1920, with a vision predicated upon the ideals of scholarship, service, sisterly love and finer womanhood. s comprised of college-educated, dynamic, community service driven, diverse and professional women. The benefits of membership include opportunities for professional development, personal development, and sisterhood. The Nu Beta Chapter was established October 16, 1950.
SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC. was founded at Bulter University on November 12, 1922, as an organization devoted to Greater Service, Greater Progress. Promote that sisterhood, leadership development, education, and community service. The Theta Gamma Chapter was established March 29, 1980.
The College requires that a student has a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 to be eligible for membership in a Greek letter organization. However, each organization also has its own scholastic standard which may be higher than the requirement set by the College. A student must have met all financial obligations to the College and have no current disciplinary or behavior restrictions as verified by the appropriate college official, before permission will be given to join a Greek letter organization. Freshmen write letters during the second semester for proposed initiation during the first semester of the sophomore year.
Transfer students may write letters and be initiated as long as they have completed at least 30 passing credit hours. Dual enrollment hours are not eligible for consideration. First-time transfer students can only be considered for membership intake in accordance to the policies and procedures/regulations of the organization in which they are seeking membership. (Please check with the Director of Student Activities, if more information is needed.)
Mr. Earl Sanders
Director of Student Engagement