Learn More About SJSU’s Fraternity and Sorority Community


There are many different types of fraternal experiences to choose from, all with something valuable and unique to offer. SJSU's fraternity and sorority community is made up of approximately 40 fraternities and sororities, each affiliated with one of four governing councils. These councils coordinate events and activities within their respective communities.

The 4 Governing Councils:

Interfraternity Council

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Governs our national general interest fraternities, which are members of the North-American Interfraternity Council. Many of the IFC fraternities maintain chapter homes in the surrounding community. There may be opportunities to live in the chapter house once you become a member. Follow this link to find out more about recruitment.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

This council is composed of the historically African-American fraternities and sororities, which are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. One fraternity maintains a chapter house in the surrounding community. Follow this link to find out more about recruitment.

Panhellenic Council

Panhellenic Council (PHC)

Governs the national general interest women’s fraternities and sororities at SJSU, which are members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). All of the Panhellenic sororities maintain chapter houses surrounding campus, which offer members a group living alternative. For more information on recruitment, please visit the SJSU Panhellenic Council website.


United Sorority and Fraternity Council (USFC)

USFC fraternities and sororities are local, regional, or national and are generally organized around a particular cultural awareness or interest. Follow this link to find out more about recruitment.