Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
The National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC) is an umbrella council for eleven multicultural fraternities and sororities (Greek Letter organizations) in universities across the United States. It was established in 1998 after a meeting of the original thirteen organizations. Multicultural fraternal organizations, as with other organizations, came to exist in order to address needs that had yet to be addressed by prior organizations: appreciating and unifying aspects of cultural diversity. Today, through scholarship and service, these organizations continue to work toward that vision of respecting and embracing each individual as a true individual – the foundation of unity.
The goals of the NMGC are as follows:
- 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.
Macon MGC Chapters
Delta Epsilon Psi
7 Revered Kings founded Delta Epsilon Psi at Mercer University on April 9th, 2017. These men founded what would be the first Multicultural Greek Fraternity on the Macon campus of Mercer University in the newly formed Multicultural Greek Council in the Spring of 2017 alongside the distinguished ladies of Sigma Sigma Rho. These men paved the way for South Asian men to impact not only their campus, but also their community, and in the short time they have been established they have upheld our values and principles to the utmost degree.
Founded in 1998 at the University of Texas at Austin, our Eighteen Founding Fathers of Delta Epsilon Psi were driven to strengthen the South Asian presence on their campus. Driven by the three pillars of our fraternity: Brotherhood, Discipline, and Commitment, these eighteen men created an organization that would impact thousands. Delta Epsilon Psi has experienced a tremendous amount of success in our brief history and has reached numerous milestones. Delta Epsilon Psi has gained many strides from distinct service events all the way to promoting South Asian representation on campus and throughout the nation. Today, we strive to build a South Asian presence at prestigious universities throughout the country; however, our goals and purpose have expanded to a much more diverse array of motivations.
Since our humble beginning in 1998, we as South Asian leaders have maintained a positive reputation with unyielding results in every task that we undertake. As the largest South Asian fraternity in the nation, our common goal has always been to strengthen and establish a strong presence in our local communities while developing a strong national image with dedicated service to our community. However, as professionals and students, doing what is essential has always been our strong suit. We are men of action and by exposing ourselves to various aspects of community life and service, we have come to encompass the ideology of service through leadership and excellence. We don’t turn boys into men, we turn men into leaders. Delta Epsilon Psi encourages its brothers to be active leaders in the Fraternity along with their respective University and community. Our goal is to instill leadership characteristics into our brothers to help them succeed within Delta Epsilon Psi, as well as in every aspect of their lives. We encourage and emphasize leadership because of its importance in both the Fraternity and in society. Through our proactive approach to service, we have spread the idea that every action we take not only affects ourselves, but also those around us. A service first mentality is something every brother strives to have. As leaders, our endeavor is to give back what our community has given us while having the drive to promote South Asian culture and purpose.
Therefore, whether it’s while bringing students together on the weekend for good-spirited fun or raising awareness for Type 1 Diabetes, our brothers are playing an active role to unify their community and the culture that exists within it. By dedicating such a drastic amount of free time into community engagement, we have built a strong bond between our brothers. This bond is something each of us holds to be of paramount importance, for each of us knows - within brotherhood lies our strength. As our fraternity ages and our brothers move into the real world, we plan on using this strength to do things of even greater impact. When a brother leaves his respective university, he leaves with confidence knowing that his leadership ability is strong enough to tackle all of life’s responsibilities. Delta Epsilon Psi trains and develops leaders for the next generation. Our exclusive alumni network and mentorship program give us an edge in leadership development. Our programs teach you what it takes to organize your time, to excel academically, and to develop into an integral member of any community. This is because our purpose is never-ending, Delta Epsilon Psi is comprised of men devoted to bettering the world.
Pillars: Brotherhood, Discipline, Commitment
Colors: Navy Blue, Silver
Philanthropy: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Be the Match
Alpha Mu website: http://depsialphamu.org
National website: http://deltaepsilonpsi.org/national/
Sigma Sigma Rho
Nine Distinguished Ladies founded Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Incorporated at Mercer University April 17th, 2017. These ladies came together to form the first Multicultural Greek Sorority on Mercer’s Campus. Our sisters take pride in being the first South Asian descent Sorority on campus. The Mercer University Colony upholds the principles of Sisterhood, Society, and Remembrance while developing leaders from ladies at Mercer University and as professionals in their lives upon graduation. Alongside Delta Epsilon Psi, these two greek organizations formed the Multicultural Greek Council in the spring of 2017.
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is a historically South Asian based sorority. Founded on December 10, 1998, by ten Distinguished Ladies at St. John’s University in New York. Sigma Sigma Rho was the first sorority of its kind to be established on the East Coast. The name Sigma Sigma Rho was chosen for this organization because it substantially upholds our motives and goals, which are expressed in Sisterhood, Society, and Remembrance. Sigma Sigma Rho embodies unity amongst women of South Asian descent, strives to serve society on a small and large scale, and holds fast in instilling a sense of pride in the background of each individual sister. Sigma Sigma Rho is a sisterhood of women who have chosen this affiliation to achieve their desired personal development and to act for the betterment of local, regional, national and global communities through the efforts of a network of sisters nationwide. The organization defines itself with the saying: "Sisterhood is what we work for, Society is whom we give to, and Remembrance is what lies in our hearts."
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. provides service within the South Asian community on campus while promoting and enriching the appreciation of the morals and pillars that the organization is founded on. We develop women of strength and leadership through active participation within our respective communities, and through it, strengthen those traits of conduct, thought, and idealism which characterize the responsible members of this organization. Our goal is to provide a meaningful and worthwhile academic and social experience for all engaged in collegiate work and to cooperate with other organizations and societies in every manner consistent with our mutual purposes and those of the institutions at which chapters are located. Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. is committed to our organization's National Philanthropy, Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention and our mission to develop strong, professional, progressive young women on every campus at which we are established.
Colors: Blue, Black, and Silver
Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention