The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is a local chapter of the National Interfraternity Conference (NIC), which serves as a governing body for many social male fraternities on a(n) (Inter)National level. Local chapters of fraternities associated with the NIC are encouraged to join campus IFC Chapters for support. The S&T IFC Chapter aides its chapters through several service events, such as the Greek Service Day during the annual Greek Week, and the community-wide philanthropy Up Til Dawn. Moreover, they provide major educational opportunities through presentations and workshops from national, award-winning speakers for topics such as Hazing Prevention and Alcohol Awareness Education.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the national entity which is responsible for overseeing the "Divine Nine" social fraternities and sororities. These organizations are historically African-American organization, but have absolutely no membership bias when it comes to race. These "Divine Nine" organizations are comprised of 5 fraternities and 4 sororities, and undergo what is known as the "Membership Intake Process" which is very different from most recruitment-related processes. For more information on these organizations, you are encouraged to visit their national sites