The story of the University of Iowa Fraternity and Sorority Community starts in 1866 when the first fraternity was established on campus. Almost 15 years later, the first women's chapter received their charter at Iowa. From the beginning, both fraternities and sororities recognized the value that brotherhood and sisterhood could bring to the college experience.
The University of Iowa is proud to have been the starting place for two Latino/a-based chapters, Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc., beginning in 1986. Both of these "Alpha" chapters are still active at Iowa.
The Panhellenic Council was excited to welcome an Associate Member organization to campus in 2008. Phi Beta Chi Luthern-based Sorority is currently a colony here at Iowa.
In 2009, the Iowa Community welcomed it's first interest group of the Asian Sorority, Delta Lambda Phi. The interest group is known as E.I.G.H.T. In 2010, the Iowa Community welcomend the first interest group of the Asian Fraternity, Pi Alpha Phi. In 2011, the community began an interest fraternity group of Gay, Bi-sexual and Progressive men, known as Delta Lambda Phi.
The year 2009 also saw the creation of the fourth governing council to join Iowa in the Multicultural Greek Council or MGC. MGC joins the Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC) as our four govnering councils at Iowa.
One hundred forty-six years later, we are a community of over 2,500 students who are members of one of our 43 fraternities and sororities. This includes 17 Interfraternity Council chapters, 6 National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters, 5 Multicultural Greek Council chapters and 15 Panhellenic Council chapters.