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Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

WELCOME to our Community

Over 1600 students belong to one the 26 recognized Southern Miss fraternities & sororities. Fraternity and Sorority Life at Southern Miss is home to three student governing bodies: National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and the College Panhellenic Council (CPC), and the Fraternity and Sorority Life supports its members by promoting personal growth and intellectual development and providing members with connections that will last throughout college and beyond.

In addition to serving as a community resource for fraternities and sororities on campus, each council oversees the implementation of the handbooks, policies, and sponsors community-wide programming.

Serving under each council is a Judicial Board of peer adjudication panels that works with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life to mediate chapter violations of University policies and procedures. Members of the judicial board are selected in a highly competitive process. This process, as well as hearing procedures, are outlined in each councils Policy & Procedures along with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life Gold Book.

 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at Southern Miss was established in 1930 at Howard University as a national coordinating body for the nine historically African American fraternities and sororities which had evolved on American college and university campuses. Blatant racism prevented many African American students on historically white campuses from joining fraternities and sororities. African Americans were denied admittance to large numbers of campuses which still prohibited blacks from attending. Therefore, African American students on both types of campuses established fraternities and sororities to enhance their college experiences. These organizations did not then nor do they now restrict membership to African Americans.

 

The Southern Miss Interfraternity Council (IFC)The Interfraternity Council (IFC)

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body for local chapters of the national fraternity organizations specifically associated with the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). The University of Southern Mississippi IFC currently presides over nine chapters, including Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. 
 
 
The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) at Southern Miss is the governing body for the eight National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities on campus. CPC is responsible for setting all policies and regulations that concern our sorority community. The council is made up of eight executive board members, the eight chapter presidents, and one voting representative from each sorority (Panhellenic Delegate). CPC coordinates events on campus including educational programs/speakers, community service projects, and formal recruitment. 
 

Order of OmegaOrder of Omega

Order of Omega is a national leadership honor society that was founded in 1959 at the University of Miami. On February 9, 1967, the second chapter was chartered at the University of Southern Mississippi, Omega Beta.