Multicultural Greek Council
In the 1970's, the emergence of a multicultural fraternity/sorority movement began; however, this was not the typical fraternity and sorority. The end of the twentieth century gave birth to a new movement – that of multiculturalism. Newly formed fraternities and sororities were looking to write a new page in the Greek-letter society history books. The message that they announced was the inclusiveness of all cultures, races, religions, and creeds.
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) at Kennesaw State upholds the ideals of these organizations, which include, inclusion, diversity, and acceptance of things outside the norm. The council consists of organizations that are part of diverse backgrounds and heritages. The purpose of MGC is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all multicultural organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.
The goals of our Multicultural Greek Council are:
- To provide a forum that allows for the free exchange of ideas, programs, and services
between its constituent fraternities and sororities.
- To promote the awareness of multicultural diversity within collegiate institutions,
their surrounding communities, and the greater community-at-large.
- To support and promote the works of its member organizations.
“Meet MGC” is an annual event hosted by the different Greek letter organizations in the Multicultural Greek Council. The inaugural event was held in the Fall 2012 semester and was hosted by the two founding organizations of MGC, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. The event consisted of a presentation about the Multicultural Greek Council and presentations about the two respective Greek Letter Organizations. MGC is the most recently established council of the Kennesaw State University Greek System, so this event provided a great opportunity for members of the University community to learn about the council and its organizations. The night was capped off with presentations by both the Lambdas (Lambda Theta Phis) and LTAs (Lambda Theta Alphas) of a tradition they share in common called saluting. Saluting is unique to both of these organizations and can be described as poetry in motion. It consists of a series of movements that go along with a poem that is written to express pride in culture and the respective organizations. While attendees were excited about the presentations, a lot of people were drawn to the event by the free food and music! The event was a great success and provided the KSU community with some much-needed information about MGC and its members.
The MGC views expansion as influencing the advancement of fraternity and sorority life at KSU as it provides options for non-members. Expansion also allows for the advancement of a widely growing movement of culturally-based organizations nationally to positively impact our community at KSU. The MGC will work with the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life to consider expansion opportunities while understanding the collective capacity of all involved in making successful expansion happen. We reserve the right to limit expansion at any time when reasonable efforts to support new groups cannot be made.