The CSULB Greek Life community consists of four Greek councils: the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, & Cultural Greek Council.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) governs fraternities that are members of national fraternities. There are 13 general fraternities at CSULB. All chapters maintain programs in the areas of scholarship, social activities, leadership development, community service and brotherhood.
Some of the IFC fraternities maintain chapter homes in the Long Beach area. There may be opportunities to live in the chapter house once you become a member.
All of the IFC fraternities conduct year-round membership selection, with major recruitment periods at the beginning of each semester. For more information on joining an IFC fraternity, contact the Greek Life office at (562) 985-4181. In keeping with national policies, all fraternity recruitment events are alcohol-free.
The Interfraternity Council is composed of the following fraternities:
Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)
Phi Kappa Psi (Phi Psi)
Phi Kappa Tau (Phi Tau)
Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike)
Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kapp)
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE)
Tau Kappa Epsilon (Teke)
Zeta Beta Tau
The seven national sororities at CSULB that are members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) are governed by the Panhellenic Association. These organizations conduct one "formal recruitment" per year, just after classes begin in the fall. Thereafter, chapters with membership spaces remaining continue to accept new members throughout the academic year.
The Panhellenic Association is composed of the following sororities:
Alpha Omicron Pi
Delta Delta Delta
Gamma Phi Beta
~National Pan-Hellenic Council~
The National Pan-Hellenic Council realizes that bringing new members into the fraternities and sororities is based upon the aspirant's possession of specific qualifications. Individual chapters are guided by standards that promote the building of strong and effective chapters.
In 1990, the international presidents of the affiliate fraternities and sororities collectively decided to eliminate "pledging" as a condition of membership in their respective organizations. A membership intake process has been implemented within each NPHC member organization, a process that eliminates pledging as a requirement for initiation. Each affiliate organization implements the guidelines and details of its own membership intake process. As such, there are to be no "lines," "pledges," and certainly no hazing as a requirement for membership into any of the NPHC organizations.
Any student who knows of any "pledging" activity should immediately contact the CSULB office of Student Life & Development (562) 985-4181, and the national fraternity or sorority headquarters. Membership to a NPHC fraternity or sorority is a life-long commitment, not just a college experience. The majority of each member's fraternal experience is as an alumni member.
It is important that each interested student take the time to learn about the history, purpose and national programs of each organization to fully appreciate and understand the depth of Black Greek Letter Organizations.
This council is composed of fraternities and sororities which are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). These historically African-American fraternities hold social events and philanthropic events, incorporating the participation of their alumni members in citywide chapters. All seven of the organizations are very active in community service activities.
The membership intake procedures for BGLC chapters take place during both the Fall and Spring semesters. For more information regarding each individual sorority and fraternity including a contact person, please contact the SLD office at (562) 985-4181.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is composed of the following fraternities and sororities:
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Iota Phi Theta
Kappa Alpha Psi
Phi Beta Sigma
Sigma Gamma Rho
Zeta Phi Beta
~Cultural Greek Council~
There are several Greek letter organizations that are organized around a particular culture or interest. These organizations are nationally or regionally affiliated. Four of these fraternities and sororities were founded at CSULB and still maintain their Alpha chapters on our campus.
Each of the independent organizations is a registered student organization with CSULB, and they typically hold their meetings on campus. Some are for men only, some for women only, and one accepts both male and female members.
The cultural Greek letter organizations sponsor service activities, educational workshops, social activities and cultural programs. For information on joining one of these existing groups, contact the SLD office at (562) 985-4181.
The Cultural Greek Council is composed of the following fraternities and sororities:
Chi Delta Theta
Delta Lambda Phi
Delta Sigma Chi
Kappa Psi Epsilon
Lambda Sigma Gamma
Lambda Theta Alpha
Lambda Theta Phi
Phi Iota Alpha
Sigma Lambda Beta
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Sigma Phi Omega
Zeta Epsilon Tau
Zeta Phi Rho
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Each Greek chapter is self-governing, allowing many opportunities for participation in committees as well as elected and appointed offices. The governing councils are also student-led, with policy, planning, financial and facilitation oppor