Please see the attached letter from the 2013-2014 Executive Board.
The Inter-‐Greek Council (IGC) is proud to announce the official change of its council name and logo (coming soon) to that of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). The decision was made by unanimous vote from the eight constituent members of the MGC to better reflect the diverse nature of our component chapters and to better align ourselves with peer institutions. Universities with such a large and diverse Greek life as Duke’s, and the chapter members that we are fortunate to have, normally operate under the title of MGC. The term IGC is reserved for the umbrella organization that facilitates cross-‐council interactions. Thus, the move was determined in part by the need to better represent our function and relationship to other councils and the administration here on campus.
However, while the council caters to cultural interests, it is not culturally exclusive. Our chapters attract members from across the demographic spectrum, resulting in groups that may draw up to 50% of membership from outside the historical demographic of that fraternity or sorority. Together, the eight chapters of MGC constitute around 12 percent of total Greek life on campus, and maintain a strong campus through the innovative and broad reaching programming of the following groups:
-‐alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.
-‐Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc.
-‐Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
-‐Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.
-‐Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
-‐Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
-‐Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc.
-‐Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
In recent years the MGC has continued to expand upon its ideals, showcase the diversity of its members, and increase cross-‐council connections though annual events like the Blaze the Stage Stroll Show—which brought over 30 chapters from across the four councils together in song and rhythm for a night of performance and celebration. In addition the MGC/NPHC Carnival has become the most well attended event at Duke’s First Big Weekend, reaching nearly 1,000 new students and upperclassmen as of Fall 2012.
Internally, the MGC has begun council-‐wide philanthropy endeavors in 2013 to better help our community and university, and we have just recently instituted mandatory PACT training for new members and exec boards in an effort to spearhead the cultural changes needed on campus for a more inclusive and safe student experience.
Under our new name and logo, the Multicultural Greek Council looks forward to continuing and expanding upon our relationships with the National Pan-‐Hellenic Council, the Inter-‐Fraternity Council, and the Panhellenic Association in the years to come.
2013-‐2014 MGC Executive Board