Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

Fraternity and Sorority Expansion Agreements

The UNCW Fraternity and Sorority Life community is excited to announce the following chapters slated to join our campus. 

Table of upcoming expansion agreements
Beta Theta Pi Fall 2021
Acacia Fall 2022
Delta Upsilon Fall 2023
Phi Kappa Theta Fall 2024
Alpha Kappa Lambda Fall 2025

By joining one of our councils these organizations are supported by the resources of the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement. Groups who come to our campus without affiliating with one of our councils are supported by the Campus Activities & Involvement Center.

Fraternity and Sorority Expansion Process

Each Greek Council manages their own expansion process. National organizations interested in expansion at UNCW must contact the Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life at trionel@uncw.edu to determine which Council best fits their organization and to review the Council-specific expansion process. Students interested in bringing a national organization to UNCW should first contact the national organization they are interested in joining prior to scheduling a meeting with the Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life.

Interfraternity Council

The following is an excerpt from the Interfraternity Council Constitution Article IV – IFC Membership, Section VII. IFC Affirmation and Adoption of NIC Standards. The adoption of these standards is a requirement of the North American Interfraternity Conference.

 K. Upon completion of these above mentioned responsible growth expectations:

  1. Any NIC member fraternity, upon expressing interest to establish a chapter, must be given a time by the IFC for the expansion to occur. The IFC can determine the best academic term for the expansion, but the expansion must occur within a four-year period from when the IFC is first notified of interest by the NIC member fraternity.
  2. NIC member fraternity with an interest group already formed will be granted IFC recognition, though the IFC may elect to have an associate member status provided reasonable written expectations and metrics are established to move from associate member status to full member status.
  3. The IFC will never take a vote on recognition or expansion for an NIC member fraternity.
  4. The IFC will never require NIC member fraternities to present an expansion proposal to the IFC, although the IFC can require the NIC fraternity to submit documentation or do a virtual presentation via a screen sharing program to determine the best academic term for expansion.
  5. The virtual presentation with the IFC Executive board must include:
    1. The number of alumni within a 30, 60, and 120 mile radius;
    2. Expansion and or Chartering timeline;
    3. The expansion efforts of the National organization over the last five years and the results
    4. The new member education plan to be used for new member classes
    5. A list of chapters in the state of North Carolina
    6. A list of chapters at institutions similar to UNCW (population between 16,000 and 20,000, primarily white institution, regional university, with a fraternity and sorority population of about 15%, that do not have official chapter houses on campus)
    7. Any national requirements for membership
    8. The makeup of the advisory board for the chapter and their specific roles
    9. The national organization’s plan for support for the first three years of establishment
  6. The inter/national organization headquarters shall receive the timeline established by the IFC Executive Board no more than two months following their presentation
  7. Full membership in the IFC is limited to those fraternities (including non-NIC organizations), who have adopted all NIC Standards, are affiliated with an inter/national organization, and are men’s fraternities. Associate membership may be granted to organizations that do not meet the above criteria. Only members from Full Member chapters within the IFC are permitted to serve as IFC Executive officers, serve on the Judicial Board, or have full voting power on Constitution and Bylaw amendments.

National Pan-Hellenic Council 

Interested organizations should contact the Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life. Organizations must be members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Panhellenic Council 

UNCW Panhellenic Council follows the Extension process outlined in the National Panhellenic Conference Manual of Information, which can be found HERE. 
 
At this time, the UNCW Panhellenic Council is not open for Extension.

United Greek Council 

The following is an excerpt from the United Greek Council Constitution Article Five – Membership, Section Two: Application Process.  

  1. Organizations applying must be registered with Campus Activities & Involvement as a Registered Student Organization
  2. Organizations applying must be Nationally Affiliated social Greek Letter Organizations that are not affiliated locally or nationally with Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or Panhellenic Council (NPC)
  3. Organizations applying for Full Membership must submit a written application to the UGC Executive Committee. Applications will only be accepted during an academic year.
  4. The UGC Executive Committee will vote on the application within two weeks of it being submitted. A 4/5 vote of the Executive Committee is needed to accept a new chapter to begin the Associate Membership process.
  5. After a 4/5 vote, the applicant chapter will be notified within 24 hours via e-mail of the Executive Committee’s decision, and begin a two-month Associate Membership process, during the academic year, including, but not limited to: University closures, holidays, breaks or times in between Fall and Spring semester