Many contribute to greek community

I congratulate the newly elected officers of the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council, but the Nov. 29 Minnesota Daily article, âÄúNew officers elected to greek governing councils,âÄù incorrectly implies that these two councils oversee the greek community as a whole.

While they oversee the majority of the greek letter organizations at the University of Minnesota, our greek community also includes several chapters which are part of the Multicultural Greek Council. The MGC is relatively new compared to IFC and PHC, but its chapters âÄî including one which has been at the University for 100 years âÄî play a vital role in creating a vibrant and diverse greek community.

The chapters that make up the MGC may not be as visible or as large as the IFC and PHC chapters, but they share their desire to promote leadership, service, academic success and community at the University. In fact, there have been several stories in the Daily this semester that highlighted the work of these chapters.

The Office for Student Affairs and the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life works with the leaders of IFC, PHC, MGC and all the member chapters to create a stronger and more inclusive greek community. We look forward to working with the new IFC and PHC leaders in the coming year.