Student leaders, agents for social change, innovators, scholars—these are just a few words to describe the men and women of the fraternity and sorority community at Sonoma State University (SSU). With three councils made up of 20 chapters, Fraternity & Sorority Life is home to nearly 10% of the undergraduate student body. By joining an organization, they are gaining more than just letters on a t-shirt. Rather, students are committing themselves to the pursuit of excellence in the areas of academics, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership, and service/philanthropy. By joining a values-based fraternity or sorority at SSU, numerous engagement opportunities will guide the membership experience through key outcomes for personal and professional success. Students should expect to enhance competencies in a developmentally sequenced manner through increased involvement in their own organization, within a governing council, through the full fraternity and sorority life (FSL) community, and in connections across the SSU campus and the surrounding cities.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing and representative body for five national and international fraternities. The council is as a sounding board between member organizations and serves as a place to discuss questions of mutual interest and devise common solutions. Additionally, IFC meetings function as a common meeting ground to freely exchange ideas and perpetuate the growth of all member fraternities. The organizations place a significant emphasis on scholarship, civic engagement, leadership, and personal development.
The Multicultural Sorority & Fraternity Council (MSFC) is the governing and representative body for six of our nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities. With four women's and three men's organizations, MSFC is home to many SSU students. As a community, the chapters seek to promote the general welfare and support the diversity of all students within the FSL community and beyond. Founded upon the principles of culture and creating opportunities for its members, MSFC organizations offer an experience that allows for the free exchange of ideas, programs, and services; promotes awareness of cultural diversity; and empowers students to use their voice to foster positive social change on campus.
The Panhellenic Council (PHC) is the governing and representative body including six national (NPC) as well as international and two local affiliated sororities. PHC seeks to support, advocate, and enhance the experience of its member organizations and provide a venue for organizations to communicate and collaborate. Through community service and promoting women's wellness, the chapters contribute to the overall well-being of the SSU community. Through these ideals, the women seek to maintain an environment that upholds their values and amplify the true meaning of sorority.
The Fraternity & Sorority Life community at Sonoma State University aspires to be the premiere FSL community not only in the CSU system but in the state of California. Our Fraternity & Sorority Life community at Sonoma State University aims to be a model for all other fraternity and sorority communities in the region and nation.
The Fraternity & Sorority Life community at Sonoma State University aims to foster student leadership development and individual growth by providing many opportunities both within their chapters and in the campus community. We promote academics and celebrate scholastic achievement. We cultivate the life-long bond of brotherhood and sisterhood through community involvement, service, and philanthropy, all while living the Seawolf Commitment of Integrity, Excellence, Respect, and Responsibility.