Major governing groups are all-University in scope but represent the concerns of specific groups of students.

Greek Governing Boards. The Greek community is comprised of four major governing boards, individually responsible for managing and providing services and programs to their member organizations. The Greek governing boards share an office in 325-326 Student Services Building, www.greeklife.msu.edu.

Interfraternity Council (IFC). As the governing board for the 31 men’s Greek letter organizations currently active on campus, the IFC provides programs and services through its internal organizational structure of nine elected executive officers and a number of appointed leadership positions to more than 1,700 fraternity men.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). The NPHC at MSU consists of the local chapters of the 9 historically African-American Greek letter organizations, affiliated with the National council. NPHC at MSU consists of a seven member elected board and representatives from each of the 9 member chapters. NPHC at MSU serves to coordinate service projects, programs, events and activities of the council and to promote inter-organizational cooperation and collaboration for more than 100 students who are members of its affiliated fraternities and sororities.

Panhellenic Council. Nine elected executive officers and other appointed leadership positions assist the Panhellenic Council in providing programs and services to the 14 women’s Greek letter organizations. The Panhellenic Council actively promotes Greek life and women’s issues in the campus community, coordinates the activities and programs of member organizations, and plans major events and activities for 1,700 Greek women.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). Founded in April, 2000, IGC is the umbrella for MSU’s Asian, Latino/Latina, and multicultural fraternities and sororities. Four elected executive positions represent and coordinate communication among the 8 member organizations involving more than 100 men and women.

MSU Student Housing Cooperative (SHC) formerly known as Intercooperative Council, governs the cooperative living units. Co-ops are student owned and managed houses that contribute social benefits and economic savings to the members. Located at 5141 E. Grand River, (517) 355-8313. www.msu.coop.

Owen Graduate Association (OGA) serves residents of Owen Hall through its legislative, social, educational, and cultural programs. Elected officers meet regularly and address hall and resident concerns, as well as plan and finance hall activities. Contact the Community Director’s Office, (517) 355-4210, for information.

The Residence Halls Association (RHA) is the voice and government for on-campus residents (except Owen and Family Housing residents), and is dedicated to improving the on-campus living experience and providing many services to students. RHA provides services such as:

  • Campus Center Cinemas – RHA provides the opportunity to watch movies right out of the theater on the weekends in various locations around campus. Admission is free.
  • Health and Safety Programs – In collaboration with Olin Health Center, RHA offers cold and flu packs as well as condoms free of charge for RHA taxpayers.
  • RHA TV and RHA On-Demand – Residents can tune in to channels 22.4 and 22.5 (digital) or 11 and 12 (analog) at any time to see a number of scheduled movies that change every month or visit MSU On Demand from an MSU network and watch one of our movies.
  • Special Events – Throughout the year, RHA puts on events such as concerts, comedians, carnivals, neighborhood events, and cultural events. RHA sponsors with many constituent groups and other student organizations to provide events.
  • Funding for Hall Governments, Black Caucuses and LGBT*QQIAA+ Caucuses – RHA provides a budget each semester for these organizations. In addition, groups can request funds through the Committee on Budget for special events and tangible items for residence hall use.

For more information about RHA, visit RHA.msu.edu, and follow us on twitter @MSURHA, like us on Facebook.com/MSURHA, check us out on Instagram.com/MSURHA. Also consider joining a Hall Government, a Black Caucus, or an LGBT*QQIAA+ Caucus!

The University Apartments Council of Residents (UACOR) represents undergraduate, graduate, faculty and staff residents of University Apartments. The Council sponsors many activities and serves as an advocate for residents with community agencies and University offices. You can email UACOR at uacor@msu.edu for information, assistance or any questions.