Fraternity and Sorority Life

Millsaps fraternity and sorority life is a thriving mix of social, academic, and service-oriented activities. There are six sorority and six fraternity chapters at Millsaps. The chapters are all members of well-established international Greek-letter organizations. Policies regarding fraternity and sorority life are formulated through the chapters’ governing councils. Fraternity and sorority membership is available only to Millsaps College students.

Questions regarding fraternities or sororities? Contact studentlife@millsaps.edu or call Student Life at 601-974-1200

For full descriptions of the fraternities and sororities, see the Millsaps Chapter Overview.

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National Panhellenic Council (NPC) Recruitment

Panhellenic Recruitment Application – Online Registration opens June 1!

Panhellenic Recruitment takes place for women interested in Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta, and Phi Mu sororities.

There is a recruitment fee of $35 which includes dinner on the first round of recruitment and a recruitment t-shirt. Recruitment fees can be paid online through the registration link. Fees can also be paid in cash to the Student Life Office when you arrive to campus in August.

Panhellenic Open House – September 1 and 2, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Sorority Lodges

Registration deadline – September 7, 11:59 p.m.

Philanthropy Round – September 8, 6 – 9 p.m.

Sisterhood Round – September 9, 6 – 10 p.m.

Preference Round – September 10, 6 – 10 p.m.

Bid Day – September 11, 11 a.m.

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Interfraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment

IFC Recruitment Application – Online Registration opens June 1!

IFC Recruitment takes place for men interested in Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

There is a recruitment fee of $20 which includes a recruitment t-shirt. Recruitment fees can be paid online through the registration link. Fees can also be paid in cash to the Student Life Office when you arrive to campus in August.

IFC Recruitment Dates Coming Soon!

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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Membership Intake

National Pan-Hellenic organizations, a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities, hold their membership intake processes in accordance with national policies. Membership intake within these organizations varies by chapter and can occur in either the fall or spring semesters. Each organization with advertise the beginning of the membership intake process.

Active NPHC Chapters:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Iota Chapter – Prospective Members

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Gamma Chapter – Membership Requirements

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Lambda Phi Chapter – Membership Requirements

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Millsaps Chapter Overview

National Pan-Hellenic Council Chapters

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Iota Chapter
National Founding Date: 1908
National Incorporating Date: 1913
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1977
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Flower: Pink Tea Rose
National Programs: Launching New Dimensions of Service
National Website: http://aka1908.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Gamma Chapter
National Founding Date: December 4, 1906
Millsaps College Founding Date: November 21, 1981
Colors: Black and Old Gold
Symbol: Great Sphinx of Giza
Flower: Yellow Rose
National Programs: Go to High School, Go to College
National Website: http://www.alpha-phi-alpha.com

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Lambda Phi Chapter
National Founding Date: January 16, 1920
National Incorporating Date: March 30, 1923
Millsaps College Founding Date: April 5, 2018
Colors: Royal Blue and White
Symbol: Dove
Flower: Rose
National Programs: Z-H.O.P.E. (Zetas Helping Other People Excel)
National Website: http://zphib1920.org/

National Panhellenic Council Chapters

Chi Omega
National Founding Date: 1895
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1932
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Philanthropy: Make a Wish Foundation
Flower: White Carnation
Major Social Events: Fall Party and Eleusinian Ball
Chapter Website: Chi Delta Chapter, https://www.millsapschiomega.org

National Website: http://www.chiomega.com/

Delta Delta Delta
National Founding Date: 1888
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1986
Colors: Silver, Gold, and Blue
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Flower: Pansy
Major Social Events: Crush Party, Fall Party, Stars and Crescent Formal
Chapter Website: Gamma Zeta Chapter, http://millsaps.tridelta.org
National Website: http://www.tridelta.org/

Kappa Delta
National Founding Date: 1897
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1914
Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America and the Children’s Justice Center
Flower: White Rose
Major Social Events: Fall Party and White Rose Formal
Chapter Website: Mu Chapter, http://millsaps.kappadelta.org/
National Website: http://www.kappadelta.org/

Phi Mu
National Founding Date: 1852
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1914
Colors: Rose and White
Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network
Flower: Rose Carnation
Major Social Events: Fall Party and Enchantress Ball
Chapter Website: Epsilon Chapter, http://millsaps.phimu.org/
National Website: http://www.phimu.org/

Interfraternity Council Chapters

Kappa Alpha Order, Alpha Mu Chapter
National Founding Date: 1865
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1892
Colors: Crimson and Old Gold
Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Website: http://www.kappaalphaorder.org/

Kappa Sigma, Alpha Upsilon Chapter
National Founding Date: December 10, 1869
Millsaps College Founding Date: November 11, 1895
Colors: Red, White, Emerald Green
Philanthropy: Military Heroes Campaign
National Website: http://www.kappasigma.org/

Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Eta Chapter
National Founding Date: November 9, 1909
Millsaps College Founding Date: founded in 1921 as Alpha Theta Chi (local), merged with Theta Kappa Nu (national) in 1924, merged with Lambda Chi Alpha in 1939
Colors: Purple, Green, and Gold
Philanthropy: Feeding America and Stewpot Ministries
National Website: http://www.lambdachi.org/

Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Iota Chapter
National Founding Date: March 1, 1868
Millsaps College Founding Date: March 23, 1905
Colors: Garnet and Old Gold
Philanthropy: The Don Fortenberry Scholarship fund
National Website: http://www.pikes.org/

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Mississippi Delta Chapter
National Founding Date: March 9, 1856
Millsaps College Founding Date: March 15, 1991
Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
Philanthropy: Chili Bowl benefitting Lifeshare Foundation
National Website: http://www.sae.net/

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FAQ

Will joining a fraternity or sorority benefit my academic performance?
A central mission of all Greek organizations is academic excellence. Fraternities and sororities understand that their members are students first and foremost. All chapters have scholarship programs that include required study hours, tutoring, recognition for academic success, etc.

What is the financial commitment associated with fraternities and sororities?
Joining a fraternity or sorority does carry a financial commitment. Each chapter is self-supporting with revenue coming from members who pay dues. When students join a Greek organization, they agree to pay dues and fees while enrolled at Millsaps College in order to maintain membership. While membership is affordable, some chapters are able to make accommodations for special circumstances, but students should discuss the financial obligations with you before they join.

Does being a member of a Greek-letter organization have benefits after graduation?
Absolutely. Greek membership is a lifelong commitment. Once you are an initiated member, you remain a member for life. As such, each organization has an extensive alumni network. Being a fraternity or sorority member means having an immediate connection with thousands of other members. There are many successful alumni all over the country who are always looking to hire the best and the brightest that our community has to offer. In addition, there are alumni groups or graduate chapters that operate in most cities and metropolitan areas across the country. If you find yourself in a new city, you can start your networking with your brothers or sisters in the local alumni group.

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