1. What is MGC?
MGC, which stands for the Multicultural Greek Council, is one of the three councils of fraternities and sororities at NYU, along with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council. It currently consists of 11 culturally-based fraternities and sororities representing the Asian, South Asian, History African American, and Latinx cultures.
2. Do I have to be a certain ethnicity to join?
All of our organizations are cultural-interest, but not exclusive to that group. We encourage people of all backgrounds to see if one of the MGC organizations is right for them.
3. When is rush?
Each fraternity and sorority in MGC has their own separate rush week. Check the individual organizations’ websites to see when their rush is! Typically, many of the organizations have formal recruitment once in the beginning of the fall semester, and once in the beginning of the spring semester.
4. What is rush?
Rush (or recruitment) usually lasts a week and is a time for students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority to get to know the members of that organization.
5. What is an intake process?
An intake process is a time for new members to get to know each other and the history of their organization better. Every organization does their intake process a little differently.
6. What about hazing?
NYU has a strict anti-hazing policy, and abides by the New York State Hazing Law. For more information, visit NYU's website on our Anti-Hazing Policy.