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History of the IGC

Until 2002, all non-traditional Greek organizations at Duke University existed independently. Sororities and fraternities with multicultural emphasis were separated and most were not associated with any umbrella group. This division between groups with similar struggles and goals was noted by leaders from Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Omega Phi Beta Sorority interest group, and the Asian American Fraternity Interest Group (later accepted by the University as Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity). Their concerns were distilled into a direction: to unite the non-traditional Greek organizations on Duke's campus in order for these organizations to implement the power of a governing umbrella organization.

With the creation of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in 2003, the creators of the Inter-Greek Council concept understood the importance of finally bringing all non-traditional Greek organizations together. With the assistance and approval of Todd Adams and Nicole Manley in the OFSL, the Constitution of the Inter-Greek Council was ratified in April 2003. The preamble states:

"We, the undersigned organizations, have joined together to form this council known as the Inter-Greek Council at Duke University in order to better meet our individual and joint needs and voice our concerns. We recognize that there are certain areas of action and programming that can be best carried out by the joint efforts of all of our organizations. We do hereby establish such an organization and bind ourselves to abide by the provision of the following constitution and bylaws."

The Inter-Greek Council is the fourth and final council to be formed for Greek organizations at Duke. After its creation, the official council consisted of the following Greek organizations: Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Lambda Pi Chi Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad Sorority, Lambda Upsilon Lambda La Unidad Latina Fraternity, and Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority.