The Multicultural Greek Council is the governing body for the Multicultural, Black, and Latino/Latina Fraternities and Sororities. Member chapters are generally members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, or independently governed. The primary purpose and focus of member organizations is community awareness and action through educational, economic, cultural, and service activities.
Alpha Delta Lambda
In 1886, the first branch of Alpha Delta was founded at SUNY Brockport. The Union College chapter, Alpha Delta Lambda, was founded on March 12th, 2010 with the principles of loyalty and service to associates and the hope of promoting intellectual, moral and social improvement. Alpha Delta Lambda hopes to bind our Sisters closer in our work as students of Union and help us give back to worthy causes.
Alpha Phi Alpha
The first intercollegiate fraternity in the United States established for men of African descent, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood between African Americans. The visionary founders, known as the "Jewels" of the Fraternity, are: Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle and Vertner Woodson Tandy. The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students at Cornell. During those beginning days, the Jewel founders and early leaders of the Fraternity worked to lay a solid foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character and the uplifting of humanity.
In 1983, the need for that form of social and academic contact was again desired by a group of eight men. These men went on to pledge through the graduate chapter in Albany, NY. By doing so, they established Union College's first black fraternity.
Iota Phi Theta
Iota Phi Theta was founded on September 19, 1963, at Morgan State University, and established at Union on March 8, 2005. Throughout America, Iota Phi Theta has come to represent excellence in all areas. The Fraternity is and shall forever remain dedicated to its founders' vision of "Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One!" Iota Phi Theta is an organization for leaders, leaders who wish to keep their personal identity, while working with others to accomplish great things!
Lambda Pi Chi
Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was founded on April 16, 1988 at Cornell University by five strong women who sought to establish an organization that would transcend their collegiate experience and consolidate their strength as responsible women devoted to the community. Tau Chapter at Union College was founded on June 5, 2005 by three women who felt the need to bring an organization that celebrated the beauty, courage, strength and vigor of not only the Latina woman, but all women through community service and Hermandad, our special sisterhood. Today, the women of Lambda Pi Chi are dedicated to academic excellence, public service, cultural awareness and la Hermandad. Our determination and loyalty to these values continue to define our relentless spirit. It is through sincere knowledge that La Hermandad Nunca Termina that we will continue to accomplish all we have set out to do.
Phi Iota Alpha
Phi Iota Alpha was founded on December 26th, 1931 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In it's seventh chapter, Eta Chapter, was established at Union College in May of 1991 with the purposes of: creating an environment in which everyone could maintain, share and promote their cultures, advance multiculturalism in the college community, and create a respectful and supportive atmosphere for the future generations of Latino students, and students of color in general.