Hello and welcome to the University of Alabama’s Greek Programming Board website. We are so excited about the interest you have shown in learning more about our Greek community!
At UA, we are proud to have the largest fraternity and sorority community in the nation. Over 35% of our undergraduate student body is Greek. Members of Greek life are governed by the four Greek councils: the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the United Greek Council (UGC), the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and the Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA).
The Greek Programming Board is charged with uniting the four Greek governing councils while upholding our four pillars: education, leadership, service, and social engagement. We are composed of a diverse group of members who come from every corner of campus. We are striving to create one Greek experience for the over 11,000 students involved in Greek life.
Currently, our board consists of six directors that are each responsible for various areas of programming. As the Greek Programming Board, it is our job to serve the needs of our four Greek councils as well as the needs of each of the 68 Greek chapters on campus. In addition to this, we hold a series of signature events that include the Greek Leadership Summit, Greek Excellence Awards, and Greek Week of Service. This year, the board is additionally focusing on the areas of Personal and Professional development, Mental and Physical health, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These focuses are reflected through our partnerships during Greek Week of Service and the organizations we fundraise for, as well as the programming events we put on.
I firmly believe that the Greek community at the University of Alabama has a unique opportunity to positively impact the campus and Tuscaloosa community. Working for progress and for good helps move the Greek community forward while maintaining our reputation of having a united and incredible Greek system on campus. It is important that we continue to make strides towards becoming a more inclusive and diverse community, and continuing to celebrate the differences between the four councils and each individual chapter while still promoting unity over division. As the Greek Programming Board, this is our mission. We strive to continuously promote unity and the benefit of Greek Life to the campus and surrounding community.
Overall, the Greek Programming Board is here for you. I want to personally congratulate you on choosing to be apart of the best Greek community in the nation. As a senior, the best advice that I can give you is to take your time and make your years meaningful.
Katherine Pearson, Executive Director