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Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Multicultural Greek Council members pose in front of a bronze Cocky statue.

Multicultural Greek Council

The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the governing council for the three culturally-based Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities at the University of South Carolina. The purpose of the Multicultural Greek Council is to unify all multicultural organizations, to further promote diversity and unity throughout the community, and to encourage cooperation and cohesion among member organizations and other organizations on campus. MGC has seven elected officers to act as liaisons between the university and chapter members to create legislation, support the membership, promote academic excellence, create educational programming and service opportunities, and more. 


The council meets bi-weekly with one delegate from each chapter to collaborate and have open discussion about current issues. Meetings are scheduled at 8 p.m. every other Thursday.

President: Monique Kanitz Ruschel
Vice President: Thelma Zaw
Vice President of Standards: Isabella Cuervo
Treasurer: Thomas Alvarez
Secretary: Jose Guruceaga
Vice President of Community Service: Alison Kong
Vice President of Publicity: Nasbid Santiago Reyes

Intake Orientation
MGC Week
MGC Showcase
National Hazing Prevention Week
Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks

Alpha Sigma Rho
Kappa Delta Chi
Phi Iota Alpha

For more information about the MGC chapters, visit the chapters page of our website.

How to Join an MGC fraternity or sorority
Each MGC fraternity and sorority brings in new members during the fall and spring semesters through a process called Membership Intake. All organizations governed by the Multicultural Greek Council have different requirements for membership. These organizations are permitted to conduct intake based on the chapters schedule and/ or their need for new members.

Some organizations conduct intake each semester; others do so only once a year. When organizations are looking to conduct Membership Intake, many of them will host an informational meeting in which the criteria for membership is explained. These are usually publicized via social media but please follow up with each organization for specific information. 

MGC will host a general information session about  its organizations for students. This event is called “MGC Showcase” and is held in the fall semester. MGC will host a formal information session detailing the Membership Intake process, requirements, and policies for students who have questions or are unsure about the intake process. This event is called “Intake Orientation.” There are two sessions hosted each semester.

Requirements to Join an MGC organization
All students who want to join an MGC organization must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.50. Though it is not required, we highly suggest that individuals have community service experience, and involvement in clubs or community activities. Nevertheless, each MGC organization has its own requirements set by their (inter)national organization and the USC Chapter. Please contact the USC chapter that you are interested in for more information. 


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