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Organizations in this Council include

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc

Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority, Inc

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc

Phi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc

Phi Eta Psi Fraternity, Inc

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Description

Black Greek Council serves as the governing body of the historically Black Greek lettered organizations on the campus of Ferris State University. The purpose of Black Greek Council is to provide representative leadership, judicial oversight, and democratic governance of all its members. Black Greek Council has the unique responsibility to develop leadership, community service activities, and scholarship opportunities designed to serve the students on the campus of Ferris State University as well as members of the local and surrounding communities. Black Greek Council should serve as an advocate for all original organizations of the council.
Organizations consist of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc; Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority, Inc; Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc; Phi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc; and Phi Eta Psi Fraternity, Inc

Category

Black Greek Council Fraternities & Sororities

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University Center Mailbox Number or File

Please enter just the Box Number or File.
New RSOs who have not been approved yet, please enter "File."

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Email Address

This is your organization's email address. If you do not have an organization email account, please leave blank.

Meeting Day
  • Wednesday
Meeting Time

7:00 PM

Meeting Location

FLITE

Meeting Details

What else should people know about your meetings? Do you only meet once a month? Do attendees need to be added to an agenda? Is the location hard to find? If attendees need ADA accommodations, whom should they contact?

We have a closed meeting where only members of this organization can attend. We meet every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. However, if you are looking to attend a meeting for Hearing of the Public, please feel free to contact our President and cc: the VP and secretary.

Statement

Does your organization have a mission statement, catch phrase, or other marketing description? Information provided here may be used in university publications, websites, or other materials.

The purpose and mission of the council is “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.”

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Cornell University, 1906

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Howard University, 1908

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Indiana University, 1911

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Howard University, 1911

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Howard University, 1913

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Howard University, 1914

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Howard University, 1920

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
Butler University, 1922

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity
Morgan State University, 1963

Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process. This may include a GPA requirement, try-outs, degree program, etc.

The Black Greek Council (BGC) hosts an event called "Meet the Greeks" at the beginning of each semester for interested students. This event encourages interested students to meet members and learn more about BGC and its member organizations at Ferris State University. In addition, throughout the year individual chapters hold Informational Sessions (sometimes called Interest Smokers & Meet and Greets). Informational sessions give interested students and BGC chapters the chance to discuss the benefits of membership in greater detail.

It is at the Informational Sessions where interested men and women are given an introduction to the specific organization, its members and information on chapter programs and policies on membership.

BGC also encourages interested students to do independent research on a fraternity or sorority. Some good books for this independent research include Black Greek 101 by Walter Kimbrough and African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision edited by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips.
After a person applies to an organization and has been accepted, the new member education period begins. Typically, this period involves classroom sessions with a chapter advisor that educate potential new members about the history, policies, and programs of the organization. The overall Intake process is different for each fraternity and sorority, so interested students should consult a representative from the organization they wish to join for specific membership information. The University community does not know potential new members until they are initiated.

What do you want people to know about your group?

Why should people join? What makes your group special? What will students gain by being a member?

Black Greek Council puts on numerous events each month free of charge for our campus involvement.

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RSO Status

Good Standing

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Finance Division Status

Finance eligible